cover image Lord Gray’s List

Lord Gray’s List

Maggie Robinson. Kensington/Brava, $14 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-7582-6909-6

Robinson (Mistress by Marriage) launches a Regency series with this appealing tale of sin and redemption. Baron Benton Gray is finally fed up with the way the editor of London’s most popular scandal tabloid, the London List, describes his bachelor exploits. He decides to put his wealth and power to the task and approaches the List’s editor, hoping to buy the rag. Much to Ben’s surprise, the rascally editor is Evangeline Ramsey, his first love, masquerading as a man. She declines his offer, so Ben goes over her head, wheedling a sales agreement from her ailing father. But when he shutters the newspaper, its advertisers and readers threaten to riot. With endearing good humor, Ben rehires Evie, and the two work side-by-side—and sometimes front-to-front—as the smoldering embers of love rekindle flames of passion. What this witty, raunchy comedy lacks in plausibility, it makes up for with wordplay and pure fun. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Dec.)