TEMPTING THE BRIDE
Original, vibrant, intelligent and thought-provoking stories always emanate from the author’s pen. For those who have followed the Fitzhugh sisters, this may be Thomas’ pièce de résistance of the series. Helena’s story is a winning combination of emotion and heated sensuality. Add clever and innovative plotting, strong character motivation and wonderful storytelling, and Thomas makes magic.
Helena Fitzhugh unashamedly loves a married man who returns her affections — a dangerous game that could lead to ruin if they are caught. So, when an assignation goes awry, she accepts the help of David Hillsborough, Viscount Hastings, “eloping” with him to save her social standing. The problem is, Helena has hated David since they were children. David tormented her because he loves her, but his pride would never let him admit his desire. When an accident causes Helena to forget everything, David convinces her they are in love. Helena discovers a wonderful friend and an inventive lover. But once her memory returns they have to rebuild their relationship, weather storms and face the past to build a future. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)