THE VISCOUNT'S KISS
Moore spins an intriguing web of romance between a spider-obsessed aristocrat and a maidservant posing as
a noblewoman in this fourth book in her Kiss series. This book blends humor and romance with a twist of suspense, and each chapter begins an excerpt from Buggy's book about spiders or from the local gossip rag.
Buggy and "Eleanor" are strongly attracted to each other, but "Eleanor" is really Nell Springley, an impoverished maidservant running away from her former employer, who tried to rape her. She's certain Buggy will no longer love her when he finds out her secret. Buggy has no plans to marry, since he's determined to find funding for another expedition, and even if he did, he wouldn't want to leave his wife for years at a time while he travels the world. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 311 pp., $5.99)