SEDUCTION WEARS SAPPHIRES
In the second Jaded Gentlemen novel, Bernard delivers what her readers want: a real sizzler, filled with memorable, wiggle-in-your-seat love scenes, unique characters and a fast pace.
Since his return from India, Ashe Blackwell lives a life of indulgence. Then he agrees to his grandfather’s challenge: behave for a season or lose his inheritance. But there is a caveat; he must allow Caroline Townsend to act as his chaperone. The well-educated, sharp-tongued, prim American will not fall prey to Ashe’s charms. Caroline fled her miserable existence in Boston hoping for one grand adventure and an opportunity to earn money to open a college for women. Ashe is determined to send her packing. However, every plan backfires; she charms everyone, including the ton’s dragon, Lady Fitzgerald. The vivacious, uninhibited, sleepwalking Caroline enchants Ashe until he can’t think of anything but getting her into bed. Caroline secretly dreams of ruin and rapture and who better than Ashe? But a jealous former mistress, a greedy relative and Ashe’s past may ruin their chance at love. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 380 pp., $7.99)