The third Brethren Guardians novel is as hot, sexy, riveting and alluring as the previous installments. Featherstone’s skill at merging erotic overtones with a powerfully emotional and chilling mystery marks her as a fine storyteller. Readers who have savored Anne Stuart’s series are treated to a fast-paced sizzling romance that engages their emotions while titillating and teasing.

Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick and a member of the secret society known as the Brethren, is the worst kind of rake. He cares for nothing and no one except Lady Elizabeth York, whom he once loved and then betrayed. Lizzy, the blind daughter of a duke, appears prim and proper, but before she lost her sight, she and Iain were lovers. She believes they were fulfilling the promise she found in an ancestor’s diary: a journal telling of his passionate affair with ‘the Veiled Lady’. She longs to uncover the mystery woman’s identity and needs Iain’s help. Yearning to have her back in his arms, Iain willingly acts as her eyes, and he reopens Lizzy to untamed passion. As they unlock the secrets of the past, a present danger looms. (HQN, Jul., 380 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin