SEXY AS HELL
While this book is signature Johnson, with lots of hot sex from page one, readers may feel that's not enough. Though her characters are well developed, they are not always likable; the thin plot doesn't allow for much development or true conflict. But Johnson's fans will still have a good time.
Roguish Osmund, Baron Lennox, accidentally ends up in the bedroom of Isolde Perceval, Countess Wraxell. He's intrigued when he finds out that Isolde is trying to ruin her reputation so she won't be forced into marriage. Oz comes up with a perfect plan: They will marry and then, when it's safe, divorce quietly. They are extremely compatible in bed, but when Isolde's former lover keeps paying attention to her, Oz has to face a new emotion: jealousy.
When Isolde gets pregnant, Oz returns to London to get a divorce and renews his rakish ways, but he finds no solace. Isolde is also miserable without him. She goes to London for a passionate reunion, but Oz's enemies comes crashing in. Isolde means more to him than his freedom, but can he convince her? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 400 pp., $7.99)