cover image Twice Tempted

Twice Tempted

Eileen Dreyer. Grand Central/Forever, $8 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-1-4555-1934-7

Dreyer’s fifth Drake’s Rakes Regency (after Once a Rake) sizzles with romance enhanced by intricately woven tales of espionage. Lady Fiona Hawes has always taken care of her twin sister, Mairead, and continues to do so after being cast out by her grandfather. Fiona tutors young girls in London, barely making enough money to support herself and her sister. When Alex Knight, Lord Whitmore, learns of her troubles, he declares his intention to help Fiona and Mairead take their rightful place in society. Fiona believes that she is doomed to disappointment if she relies on anyone else, but when she can no longer protect herself and her sister from harm, she’s forced to lean on Alex. As Fiona and Alex succumb to their mutual attraction, rumors of treasonous plots and secret codes swirl around them, and they are both forced to make exceedingly difficult choices. Fiona is an admirable heroine whose tenacity will keep readers cheering. Agents: Andrea Cirillo and Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Nov.)