It's one down and three to go in this irresistible series where a quartet of gentlemen wager on who'll be the last man standing when the others have headed for the altar. Alexander spices up a bad-boy scenario with a roguish hero and a smart, sassy heroine who wins our admiration and enlivens their romance with plenty of heat, fun and the perfect touch of poignancy.

Lady Felicity Melville wishes for someone to love, and suddenly Nigel Cavendish is climbing out her neighbor's window. Though most ladies would run from a man with a scandalous reputation, Felicity does everything in her power to catch him, even convincing his sister to help her.

Add an elderly couple with matchmaking on their minds, and Nigel doesn't stand a chance. It's so much fun to watch him fall in love and Felicity discover the man she loves is far deeper and more passionate then she imagines. (Avon, Feb., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin