Historical romance fans will be delighted by this romance between an honorable rake and a widowed schoolteacher. The author has written an engrossing story, which will keep readers captivated from the first page to the last with sensual romance and intriguing elements of mystery.

Widow Rose Westerhill is betrothed to a wealthy businessman, but while visiting a nearby town, she becomes trapped by a blizzard. Rose is forced to accept the hospitality of the dashing gentleman, Sir Lawrence Daunton, also known as Rake Daunton. Lawrence is alone by choice, commemorating the anniversary of his fiancée’s death, but after extending his hospitality to Rose, he finds her incredibly tempting. Rose can’t resist the rake’s charm, and on their second night trapped together, she gives in to her desires and accepts Lawrence’s romantic advances. After their intimate night together, Rose realizes that she must, at the very least, postpone her wedding to another man. But she harbors doubts about Sir Lawrence's affection. She’s the widow of one womanizer and doesn’t want to risk her reputation by accepting the advances of a far more notorious rake. Yet she can’t help the fire in her blood when she’s near Lawrence. When Lawrence discovers that Rose's wealthy fiancé is hiding secrets, can he convince the widow to follow her heart? (HARLEQUIN, Dec., dl., $5.99)

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Nas Dean