By Stephanie Laurens
Blake, Viscount Torrington, is bored with the reception and seeks
relief in a walk in his godmother's garden. There he finds Alicia
Carrington standing over the dead body of Willian Raskin. Instinctively,
he believes her innocent and shields her from involvement. He later
learns her identity and is determined to know her better.
and her sister are penniless. Alicia has conceived a plan to launch
her beautiful sister into the ton where she can make a spectacular
match. She pretends to be a widow who gives her the proper role
of chaperone. She is being blackmailed by Raskin, who will reveal
her true identity.
is deeply attracted to Alicia and determines to prove her innocence
and to make her his. With the aid of the members of the Bastion
Club, he searches for the murderer and reveals the treachery behind
This is an
enjoyable trip into the world of Regency society. The action is
evenly paced with mystery and suspense, mingled with romance. The
characters are well-drawn, with a personable intelligent hero and
strong minded irresistible heroine. Both are determined to resolve
their differences to find love and happiness.
are a number of explicit sexual scenes which are exotic and sensual,
but they are an intricate part of the story.