TAKEN BY THE WICKED RAKE
This is the book everyone who has followed the Silk and Scandals series has been waiting for, the surprising conclusion to the mystery: the Gypsy’s story. Merrill incorporates the concepts of her fellow authors into the maze that has been set up and then takes readers further with a fast-paced, powerfully emotional story of redemption that touches the soul and heals the heart.
Stephen Hebben has been waiting for years to see his plan come to fruition: his mother’s curse lifted and justice done. However, when he kidnaps Verity Carlow, his enemy’s daughter, he gets caught in a trap and is forced into marrying Verity.
Verity revels in her newfound freedom at the Gypsy camp, which stuns Stephen. Determined to keep her family safe, Verity reasons out the solution to the mystery, but reason has nothing to do with the love that grows between Verity and Stephen. Fate draws them together, as love heals Stephen’s physical and emotional wounds, enabling him to expose the traitor. (HARLEQUIN, Jan., 300 pp., $5.99)