A SHOCKING DELIGHT
Beverley, with her masterful writing and keen knowledge of the Regency, sets the tone for a new novel in the Rogue series. With her ability to build sexual tension and emotional intensity into a lively story, she combines dynamic characters with a secret, smugglers and a cast of secondary characters, including a few of those wickedly handsome rogues from previous novels, to round out the plot. Simply savor this read.
David Kerslake, new Earl of Wyvern, has the title, an impoverished estate and secrets to keep safe. He decides the only recourse is to marry for money. Daughter of a wealthy merchant, Lucinda Potter has no desire to marry — especially someone after her money. She decides to enter the London Season and enjoy herself. Despite all the gossip of scandal that surrounds David, Lucy discovers that this is a man she does want to marry. With his background, David feels he is not worthy of her. The intrepid Lucy knows that she can change his mind. (SIGNET SELECT, Apr., 432 pp., $7.99)