THE SURRENDER OF MISS FAIRBOURNE
Hunter’s unique talents for blending sensuality and suspense along with the color and atmosphere of the era are what make her a fan favorite. Add to this intelligent characters, strong plotlines and three-dimensional characters and you have another fantastic read.
Upon her father’s death Emma Fairbourne assumes the running of the family’s auction house until a silent partner appears. Darius Thorncroft, Earl of Southwaite, has his own plan to sell the business. Certainly a woman cannot manage such a task. However, Emma is not easily cowed or ready to fall at his feet. The sparks that fly soon engulf them in a passionate relationship, but also a dangerous one. She’s strong-willed, outspoken and fascinating. Against his will, Darius desires her and begins to try and win her attention from the business. Suddenly they are thrust into danger. It seems the auction house may be involved in illegal activities and if this comes to light everything will be ruined. Emma and Darius make a formidable team as they try to uncover the truth behind clandestine activities and shady dealings. They just never planned on falling in love. (JOVE, Mar., 380 pp., $7.99)