“For scorching sensuality and raw passion, Brenda Joyce is unrivaled.”
Brenda Joyce has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most sensuous voices in historical romance fiction. Anyone who doesn’t know it yet certainly will, once they are privy to Joyce’s steamy and sensational Secrets. This classic tale of duty, desire, and temptation from the New York Times and USA Today bestseller is back for a new generation to savor—and her intriguing story of an English earl’s daughter who has lost her memory and the rugged, breathtaking stranger compelled by honor and passion to wed her, will live in readers’ hearts for all time.
This bodice-ripper, set in turn-of-the-century America, has all the subtlety of a cartoon. Regina Shelton, whose daddy is an English earl, is traveling by train through central California on an extended holiday from which she'll return home to marry a man of her father's choice. Masked bandits intrude; one clearly has his eye on more than Regina's pearls. What's a virginal aristocrat to do? She hurls herself from the speeding train, winding up in the dust with a case of amnesia, a new identity and powerful sexual longings for her rescuer, one Slade Delanza, heir apparent to a financially troubled rancho. Slade is boorish and temperamental, but his body stirs the delicate Regina. ``He was not really a big man, but every inch of him was sculpted muscle,'' rhapsodizes author Joyce ( Violet Fire ) just before Slade removes Regina's rain-drenched corset. Slade's treatment of Regina is atrocious, but the poor guy is troubled by memories of his older half-brother, a mother who abandoned him and a scheming father whose approval he desperately seeks. At novel's end, Regina not only stands by her man, but also gives him her inheritance. Go figure.
It's a great book! I have always loved reading Brenda Joyce novels whenever I am feeling down. I so love happy endings.