cover image A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

Connie Brockway. Dell Publishing Company, $7.99 (384pp) ISBN 978-0-440-22198-2

After many years abroad, the mysterious and aloof Earl of Perth, Hart Moreland, returns to England for a house party celebrating the impending betrothal of his sister. When the outspoken and beautiful Mercy Coltrane appears on the scene, Hart knows he's in big trouble. It turns out that Mercy knows all about the elusive earl's past and, most importantly, remembers him from his Texas gun-slinging days--when he shot her. The witty, endearing heroine and the cool, dangerous hero may be romantic cliches, but Brockway (Promise Me Heaven) keeps the repartee fresh. Things slow a bit after the intriguing prologue, but the pace builds again to an exciting and well-planned finale. (July)