The final installment in the Last Man Standing quartet is a delightful, sexy romp brimming over with Alexander's signature humor. By adding a touch of the paranormal, Alexander uses the amnesia scenario to her advantage, and fans of the series will find her characters and their romance irresistible.

Ironically it's Oliver Leighton, the Earl of Norcroft, the last of a tontine to be unwed, who believes in love and marriage. To fill his time he goes on a country holiday, where an injured young woman with no memory is left on his doorstep. Inexplicably, Oliver is attracted to her. Christened "Kate" by his staff, she fits into his life in wondrous ways, but Oliver can't help wondering if she's hiding some dark secret.

Kate has no idea that she's Kathleen Mac David, or that her aunt's magic has sent her to Oliver to break an ancient family curse. But it is fate, aided by magic and a belief in love, that truly saves the day. (Avon, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin