AN UNEXPECTED GENTLEMAN
Johnson delivers an unexpected story with an unconventional hero: a bad boy with a conscience. There’s a merging of humor with poignancy, a delightful cast of characters and just enough sensuality and emotional intensity to bring the story out of the ordinary, something Johnson does quite well.
Connor Brice is a man bent on revenge and he will take it any way he can — kissing his enemy’s fiancée in broad daylight is ideal. If he can steal her away then he will have won the upper hand. Adelaide Ward is set to receive the marriage proposal she needs to save her family from ruin when she’s caught off guard by Connor. Suddenly, she is compromised and engaged to the rogue who ruined her reputation and her chance to save her family. The easy way to vengeance proves far more difficult when Connor realizes he must gain Adelaide‘s trust as well as her desire. He must put behind him a past that includes forgery and prison; a past that could endanger his chance for Adelaide’s love. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 328 pp., $7.99)