ROMANCE

Tempt Me with Diamonds

Zebra: Kensington. (London Jewels Trilogy, Bk. 1). Feb. 2019. 304p. ISBN 9781420143607. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781420143614. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
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Diana Somerville has just returned from Africa and is appalled to learn that her brother Jem, killed in the Boer War, left his half of their inheritance (including the houses) to his best friend—and her ex-fiancé—Col. Rupert Lacey. Of course, living in the same house with Rupert will not be easy—or proper—for either of them, so they agree to let everyone think the engagement was never broken and they married abroad. The only problem is the annoying attraction that still sizzles between them. Well-matched protagonists spar their way to love and trust in a romance awash in deception and unanswered questions.
VERDICT An ingenious plot, well-developed characters, an unfortunate misunderstanding, a dash of mystery, and a delightful final twist result in a sensual Edwardian romance sure to please Feather's many fans. Feather (Trapped by Scandal) lives in Washington, DC. [Previewed in Kathryn Howe's "Love Changes Everything," LJ 10/15/18.]

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