cover image Passions of a Wicked Earl

Passions of a Wicked Earl

Lorraine Heath, Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-192296-1

A spurned wife confronts her profligate husband in Heath's dramatic Victorian romance series launch. Claire Lyons travels to London from her three-year exile in the country to ask her husband, the earl of Westcliffe, to allow her to stay in town for her sister's first Season. Westcliffe believes Claire cheated on him with his brother, but he reluctantly admires her tenacity, charm, and forthright nature. Romantic tension between the pair is heightened by the frequent appearances of Westcliffe's mistress, Anne, and her machinations to lure him away from Claire. Plenty of other twists and turns appear en route to the passionate conclusion. Complex, emotional romance and a hint of mystery complete this tale, which will have readers eagerly anticipating the next installment. (Nov.)