WHAT A LADY NEEDS
Michaels’ beloved Regency romances are witty and smart, and the second volume in her Redgrave series is no different. The lively banter moves the intriguing plot along, as do the fascinating twists and turns of the mystery surrounding the Redgraves’ scandalous history, the Stuart legacy, the war with France and a possible traitor. Add smugglers, a resurrected Hellfire Club, likable characters, as well as a strong adventure, and you have sheer delight.
Kate Redgrave is more than willing to help her brother hunt for the missing journals that could save their family’s reputation. Kate has no idea he is using the journals to keep her from learning the truth. When Simon Ravenbill, Marquis of Singleton, is brought in to unearth a traitor and find his brother’s killer among the members of the Hellfire Club, he finds Kate the perfect partner. The search for the journals leads to ancient tunnels, secret passages, smugglers’ coves and, finally, to the heart of the Redgrave secrets. The duo find more than truth — they find an overwhelming, unexpected passion. (HQN, May, 344 pp., $7.99)