In this sensual Regency romance, two people can't help falling in love, despite serious conflicts. The hero is not always nice, but he prevails, and Michaels
beautifully brings out the heroine's slow sexual awakening. Those who read Everything Forbidden will recognize some of the secondary characters.
Good character development makes
this a seductive and satisfying story.

Widow Penelope Norman has taken up the cause of wives suffering from their husbands' infidelities. The philandering men, who call themselves "The Upper Ten Thousand," will do anything to silence her. Jeremy Vaughn, the Duke of Kilgrath, is chosen to carry out a plan to discredit her. He plans to seduce Penelope, put her in a compromising position and then blackmail her. By day he befriends her; by night he visits her as a masked lover. His plan succeeds, but Jeremy finds little satisfaction in destroying a woman he's come to respect. (AVON RED, Apr., 320 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski