cover image How a Lady Weds a Rogue

How a Lady Weds a Rogue

Katharine Ashe. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-203189-1

In Ashe’s overdone third Falcon Club romance (after How to Be a Proper Lady), Diantha Lucas embarks on a poorly planned journey to find her mother and soon realizes she needs a protector if she is to survive a trip across 1820 England to Calais. Luckily, Wyn Yale, a man who has rescued her before, is right there, and he has just enough sense of honor left to take her under his protection. Wyn tries to persuade her to go home, but realizes quickly enough she won’t be swayed from her goal. He is currently in a self-destructive spiral, drinking too much and planning a murder, but pulls himself together to ensure her safety. Despite the title, headstrong Diantha is clearly the more roguish of the two, frequently pushing Wyn into compromising situations and ignoring all consequences of her actions. An overabundance of side stories is redeemed by the delightful supporting cast. Agent: Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group. (Oct.)