IN TOTAL SURRENDER
Mallory’s knack for creating intense, sexually charged stories complete with dark and dangerous heroes and strong heroines has given her a reputation as a “not to be missed“ author. Her hallmarks shine in the second of the Secrets continuum. Readers will be thrilled to see Andréas meet his match and sigh with pleasure as they savor his story.
Others fear the powerful Andreas Merrick, king of London’s underworld and financial genius, but Miss Phoebe Pace risks her reputation and his wrath to ask for help finding her missing brother and saving her family. Even in her naïveté Phoebe knows she is courting scandal by seeking Andreas’ aid and when he refuses to help, she invades his office and his home. Neither expects the heat that flares between them when their repartee sizzles and though Andreas attempts to stave Phoebe off, she wears away his resolve. Andreas has vicious enemies who are out to destroy him. In her innocence Phoebe opens the door for not only danger, but the love of a lifetime. (AVON, Oct., 380 pp., $7.99)