Though a tad repetitive at times, Maguire's story of a long-lost
grandson, a conservative young woman and a quest for revenge
is still a compelling romantic read.
Lady Sutton never gave up hope that her grandson would be found after he was lost during a hunting trip to Africa with his father. Now, almost 20 years later, Anthony Maddox, Lord Sutton, has come home to England, but he's grown savage -- too savage to be accepted by society. It's up to Grace Hawthorne, Lady Sutton's companion, to tame him and make him ready for the ton.
Anthony is quite intrigued by this uptight spinster and, since they're together almost every day, Grace begins to see another side to him. He brings out a passion in her she never knew she had.
But Anthony is determined to exact revenge on the person responsible for his plight and then return to Africa. When Grace's life is in danger, will Anthony realize before it's too late that his love and his life are with her in England? (Avon, Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)