cover image If He’s Daring

If He’s Daring

Hannah Howell. Kensington/Zebra, $7.99 mass market (352) ISBN 978-1-4201-3499-5

Fans will enjoy the latest paranormal Regency featuring the Wherlockes and Vaughns, but it’s the weakest installment in an otherwise fantastic family saga. Catryn Gryffin de Warrenne’s brother-in-law, Morris, kidnaps her son, Alwyn, for his inheritance. Catryn is soon hot on their trail with the assistance of Sir Orion Wherlocke and his irrepressible son, Giles. She quickly learns to appreciate the gifts of the Wherlockes and their Vaughn cousins. As she and Orion hunt the ambitious Morris, they uncover dark secrets, including the fact that Alwyn has unexpected talents of his own. Catryn may be a widow and a mother, but she knows very little about how men and women interact. Orion has been enjoying a carefree bachelor lifestyle, but Catryn gets him wondering about the prospect of a happy married life—with the right woman. The quest is long and meandering, which gives Orion and Catryn time to explore where their love will go, but meanwhile the plot gathers dust. [em]Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Oct.) [/em]