THE WOLFE WAGER
Jo Ann Ferguson diverts us with THE WOLFE WAGER (2), an impromptu challenge issued by a bored gentleman of the ton to two of his cohorts. Surely one of the three can figure out a way to win the heart of a beautiful heiress more interested in finding her long-lost brother than the fripperies of a London Season. And what starts as a careless amusement turns into unwavering determination as the handsome lord loses his own heart to the lovely lady. Although the actual twists and turns of the plot do not bear close logical scrutiny and character empathy is minimal, Ms. Ferguson's piquant story idea and lively pacing will keep readers turning the pages at a rapid rate.