Parker's characters are so endearing and the sexual tension so high that readers will be enraptured by the second installment of her Bride Hunt Ball series.

Lady Charlotte Greene is far too shy to make a real play for Lord Tristan; she simply hopes he'll choose her for his bride. She has no idea that the scandalous scoundrel Lord Rothbury has his eye on her.

Adam does not see her spectacles or her shyness -- to him she is the bold, sensual beauty who would dare to climb into his bedroom for a chat. How to get Charlotte to see him as more than a friend to help her snare Tristan? When he must bring a potential bride to visit his family, Rothbury turns to Charlotte. But what starts out as pretend ends up far too real, and a marriage of convenience leads to a passion neither can deny. (AVON, Sep., 260 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin