WHAT THE BRIDE WORE
Lee delivers the final Bridal Favors tale with flair, inviting readers to share in a delicious romance between engaging characters whose wit, passion and intelligence drive the story. She adds a mystery and her hallmark sensuality, luring readers into the tale until they are completed captivated. It’s another keeper from a talented storyteller.
Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle, has spent five years working to reclaim his family’s land. When he sells the last of his fabric mill’s materials to Lady Irene Knopp he intends to resume his old, dissolute life. Lady Irene is proud of the business she and her friends built. But when problems arise with their finances, Irene suggests a ball to boost business. That is when she realizes Mr. Grant and the earl are one and the same. They’re like water and oil, until Grant saves Irene’s life and she nurses him back to health. Soon, the unmasking of a killer leads them from ballrooms to the slums of East End, from Bow Street to a bridal shop — and, along the way, a deep and highly sensual passion blossoms, forcing Grant and Irene to reevaluate what they desire in life. (SOURCEBOOKS, Aug., 384 pp., $7.99)