cover image Lady Anne’s Lover

Lady Anne’s Lover

Maggie Robinson. Kensington/Brava, $9.95 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7582-6910-2

Robinson never fails to provide plenty of brio, banter, and interpersonal heat in her Regency romances, and this sexy follow-up to Lord Gray’s List is no exception. An advertisement for a housekeeper in Lord Gray’s tabloid newspaper, the London List, brings together two people—Lady Imaculata Anne Egremont and Maj. Gareth Ripton-Jones—who both need to repair their less than savory reputations. He must prove he’s innocent of murder; she wants to escape her abusive father and the judgmental London high society. Passing herself off as frumpy Mrs. Anne Mont, Lady Anne travels to Wales in response to Gareth’s ad. Her housekeeping skills are nonexistent, but the drunken major doesn’t notice. What the handsome war hero does notice is that the so-called Mrs. Mont is a seductively shapely woman who’s too young to be a widow. Ere long secrets and beds are shared, and the two are on their way to love. Fans of humorous historicals will enjoy this delightful romp. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Aug.)