THE STRANGER I MARRIED
Day transfers a traditionally modern-day scenario -- older-woman, younger-man relationship -- to Regency times with ease. A fast pace, strong characters and good verbal repartee all keep the story moving. Though erotic romance readers won't be shocked, some might be intrigued by the rough sex.
When he returns a changed man, he wants a real marriage. Though Isabel tries to keep her distance, his rough seduction has her giving in again and again. The sex is fabulous, but it may not be enough to keep them together -- and outside influences, including his witchy mother, could interfere with their happiness. (Brava, Jan., 320 pp., $14.00)