TEMPTING A PROPER LADY
Humorous, spirited and charming, Mullins’ novel takes a bit of The Wedding Planner and combines it with American Heiresses for a pleasurable, quick read that will keep you smiling.
Cilla Burke will let nothing and no one prevent her from proving she is the perfect assistant to wealthy American Dolly Bailey. So when a stranger barges into Dolly’s daughter’s party celebrating her engagement to the Duke of Raventhorpe, Cilla’s determined to throw him out. After being marooned on an island, Samuel Breedlove finds his beloved Annabelle ready to marry the very man who left him to die. He can’t let a termagant like Cilla stop him. Both of them resolute to win this war, Cilla and Samuel face off as they maneuver around one another until Cilla begins to believe Samuel’s accusations. Joining forces to rescue Annabelle from a scoundrel, Cilla and Samuel discover just how close love and hate can be. (AVON, Jun., 380 pp., $7.99)