The final volume in Long's Holt Sisters trilogy fulfills readers' desires for a passion-filled, lively romance brimming over with wit and wisdom. It's time for the last Holt sister to discover her hidden passion, her true love and her siblings. Much to our delight, she does so in a most heartwarming and exciting manner.

The Earl of Rawden, who wrote a book of poetry about the art of seduction, is known throughout England as "The Libertine." His poems inspire passion, but the man himself, Rhys Gillray, is bored and retires to his country home hoping to find something new. He does. Vicar's daughter Sabrina Fairleigh arrives at his palatial manor as companion to her dearest friend Mary.

Sabrina secretly hopes the local curate, Geoffrey Gillray, will be visiting his cousin, the earl, and that Geoffrey will propose. Instead, she's swept off her feet by Rhys, who sees her as the ultimate challenge: a true innocent, ripe for seduction. One kiss catches them off guard and leads to marriage. The Libertine has been truly caught, but he's not unhappy; in fact he's never been more satisfied in bed, but as Sabrina begins changing his life, he's not sure what to expect next -- certainly not the connection her family has to his past and the villain awaiting trial in the Tower. (Warner Forever, May, 408 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin