Miss Portia Carew is trying to live down a scandal when she and her mother are invited to the Barringtons' house party. Mark Knightson catches her indulging in an erotic read, which leads to an intimate encounter. Mark plans to show Portia how a woman reaches pleasure, but will this cause them to both cross a line they claim they don't want to?

This Regency-set book is extremely explicit, and the characters act contrarily to most stories set in this time period. Still, Mark and Portia are entertaining leads in this racy romp. (Jun., 320 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kristi Ahlers