THE SINS OF VISCOUNT SUTHERLAND
Twisting something old into something fresh is one of James’ talents. Here she uses the desire/revenge plotline and switches genders; the woman is out to seduce and ruin. But this is not a simple plot, it’s complicated (in a good way) by marvelous characters, great depth of emotion and the power of love.
He was supposed to have been the one lying dead on a field of honor, not Claire Ashcroft’s brother. Wild and reckless, drunk and unfeeling, Viscount Grayson Sutherland is not a man any young woman should desire, but Claire desires revenge and to get it, she plans to seduce him, string him along until he is madly in love and then hurl him away. Perhaps he will feel some of the pain she felt at her brother’s death. But little does Claire suspect that beneath the veneer of hardness and debauchery is a man haunted by a painful past; a man in need of redemption and very much in need of her love. (AVON, Jun., 380 pp., $7.99)