TEMPTED BY THE NIGHT
If you want to know how to make the ordinary, extraordinary, ask Boyle. She has never taken the simple path; instead, she strives to bring different plotlines and remarkable characters to life. Not only does she deliver a matchless read, she presents us with everything we crave: adventure, danger and passion. Hurrah!
Lady Hermione Marlowe quickly learns the meaning of the phrase "be careful what you wish for" when she voices an innocent longing to uncover all of Lord Rockhurst's secrets. The ring on her finger grants her request in a most unusual manner: She becomes invisible.
Without being seen she can follow Rockhurst and prove he's the hero she has loved for years. From dusk till dawn, she trails his every move and is stunned to discover he's the legendary protector of London, possibly the last of a line that keeps the realms of good and evil apart. Her "appearance" stuns Rockhurst, and the fact that she tries to save his life intrigues him. He dubs her his "Shadow" and finds a way to reveal her identity. But Hermione will not stay in the background, nor forget any of what she has seen, even if she must blackmail Rockhurst into accepting her help to protect the innocent and destroy evil. (Avon, Sep., 380 pp., $6.99)