Monday, June 20, 2011

Seduction and Scandal-Charlotte Featherstone

Seduction and Scandal
Charlotte Featherstone
Harlequin HQN, Jun 21 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780373775873

Born in scandal, illegitimate Isabella Fairmont plans on a prim and proper marriage. She wants her life to be serene even if it means passionless to her British Museum Curator of Medieval Studies Mr. Knighton who prefers dirt to her.

Her fantasies are the opposite as she dreams of being the heroine in the gothic novel that she serendipitously is writing. Death is the protagonist of her tale as a dark, sexy hunk. However, Isabella is stunned when she meets her “death” in the Earl of Black who never steps out of his “mausoleum”. Their waltz shatters her marital thoughts However Black hides his reason for dancing with her. He investigates her fiancĂ© who appears to have found information on his family’s ancient, secret organization. Although he conceals the truth from her, a betrayal has Black risking his life to keep Isabella safe.

The first Brethren Guardians thriller is a terrific exciting Victorian romantic suspense as Black is pulled in two directions by his heart as his duty must come before his love. Isabella is a brave protagonist caught between her obsession to avoid scandal even at the cost of her happiness and her growing attraction to the enigmatic Black. Loaded with twists, Seduction and Scandal is fabulous opening act with Isabella’ best friend Lucy stepping to the plate in the next Brethren Guardians historical.

Harriet Klausner

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