TO TEMPT A RAKE
The members of The Circle of Sin, a group of women scholars, provide Elliott with an engaging cast of characters for her series. Readers who thrive on empowered women, sexy and dangerous men and their wild adventures will savor Elliott’s latest.
American botanist Katharine Woodbridge is in England to reconcile with her grandfather, the Duke of Cluyne. Brilliant and independent, Kate fears the devilishly charming Conte of Como, Marco Ghiradelli, will expose a few of her secrets. Marco enjoys sparring with Katharine while wondering why she looks familiar. But his mission for the government requires him to put aside seduction. When Kate’s framed for murder, a rogue assassin threatens the conference in Vienna and a traitor is on the loose, Marco comes up with a plan to solve the mysteries and take Kate on a thrilling adventure ride that leads straight to love. (FOREVER, Feb., 380 pp., $7.99)