cover image A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction

A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction

Eva Leigh. Avon, $9.99 mass market (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-308629-6

A rowdy weeklong house party is the backdrop for the reunion between a headstrong lady and the surly Scotsman who jilted her at the altar in Leigh’s steamy third Last Chance Scoundrels Regency romance (after How the Wallflower Was Won). Willa Ransome vowed never to speak to her ex-fiancé, Dominic Kilburn, again, so she’s furious when her meddlesome brothers orchestrate a reunion by inviting them both to the same party. Dominic is wracked with guilt over leaving Willa but believes she would have hated him even more if she learned the truth of his checkered past. They initially tiptoe around each other, but soon their lingering desire and longing gives way to spicy sex scenes with a BDSM edge. Leigh has a real gift for sensual moments (“Let me bide awhile with you like this,” he said, his voice gruff. “If I am what you desire, then use me as it pleases you.”), making the connection between her leads palpable even as lingering secrets and distrust threaten to tear them apart. This second-chance love story will leave readers breathless. (Apr.)