cover image His Captive Lady

His Captive Lady

Anne Gracie, . . Berkley Sensation, $7.99 (323pp) ISBN 978-0-425-22324-6

Australian author Gracie’s second “Devil Riders” Regency romance (after The Stolen Princess ) is a breezy diversion that follows the trials of Lady Helen (“just Nell”) Freymore, a smart, tough woman fallen on hard times after her father bankrupts the family and loses their home in a card game. Harry Morant, an earl’s wealthy bastard son, falls for Nell after seeing her sneak into the Freymore estate stables to help a mare through a difficult labor. In an effort to woo her, he buys the estate and offers her the chance to return home and help him to breed the horses she loves. Nell is not so much captive as captivated by Harry’s charm, and fans of light romance will be drawn to this strong-willed couple and their steamy happily-ever-after tale. (Sept.)