by Nicole Jordan

March 2008
ISBN: 978-0-345-49460-3
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Roslyn Loring is pleased that her sister has found love and married. She hopes one day to be as fortunate. As the acknowledged beauty of the family, her fine features disguise a sharp mind and inquisitive nature. Now that the scandal plaguing her family has been diminished, she hopes to turn her attention to finding her own husband.

Being the observant sort, she soon realizes that men are more passionate with their mistresses than with their wives. She wants a match based on love, and decides that she needs more information about the passionate side of relationships. She is hoping to win the affections of Lord Haviland, but wants to know how to make him fall in love with her.

Drew Moncrief, Duke of Arden, has just about had his fill of romance. Hounded by marriage-minded young women for years, he is a true cynic about love. Roslyn Loring has caught his eye, though, and he volunteers to teach her about how to capture and retain a manís interest. She is delightfully honest in her motives and her keen intellect is charming. He finds that he can relax in her company, knowing that she has turned her interest elsewhere. It is fortunate, since he doubts he will ever fall in love the way she expects her husband to. It is not in his nature.

And so, author Nicole Jordan has set the stage for her second book in the Loring sisters trilogy, To Bed a Beauty. Roslyn will soon find out that passion and love can fly in divergent directions. It might not have been such a good idea to invite a notorious rake to instruct her on flirtation and seduction. Readers will delight in the tantalizing encounters and sensual imagery. There is even a fine subplot to keep the story fresh and moving along.

Reviewed in March 2008 by Paula.

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