WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES
Petersen writes passion with a capital "P." The dialogue is authentic and the characters believable, but it's the gripping tension and the numerous plot twists that will keep readers riveted.
Miss Lillian Mayhew is out for revenge. Her troubled mother killed herself because of the Duke of Billingham. Since the duke is dead, she sets out to destroy his sterling reputation.
As the new duke, Simon Crathorne is shopping for a bride. His home is filled with potential mates, but it's the unsuitable Miss Mayhew who captures his heart. Together they explore the dark secrets of his father's past until Lily has all the evidence she needs. But to destroy the father's reputation, she must destroy the man she loves. Lily doesn't want any lies between them. She only hopes their love is strong enough to survive her confession. (AVON, Nov., 372 pp., $6.99)