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Genre: Historical Romance
Nicholas Warring, Earl of Ravensworth, has come by his nickname, The Wicked Earl, for good reason. Condemned for murder and transported to Jamaica for seven years, he has returned to London and set upon a path to reclaim his lost years. The very last thing he wants is a ward.
Escaping a forced marriage to Lord Bascomb, Elizabeth Woolcot appeals to her guardian for protection. She knows the Earl's reputation, but she trusts him to keep her safe.
Nicholas can have any woman he wants, but he is unwillingly drawn to the innocent Elizabeth. He is unable to deny his growing feelings for her and rescues her time and again from Bascomb's schemes and abductions.
Well aware of what falling in love with Nicholas can do to her reputation, Elizabeth gives her heart to him. However, Nicholas is married and cannot wed her. Elizabeth's faith in Nicholas and the power of their forbidden love is put to the test when he is arrested for murder.
A mistress of the genre, Kat Martin delivers what readers desire: an exciting, sensual, engrossing romance whose characters use the power of their love to give them strength. VERY SENSUAL (Sep., 368 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: September 1998