When Someone Loves You
It is common gossip that "Duff" D'Abernon, Marquis of Darley, has returned from Waterloo a changed mana reckless youth turned recluse more interested in tending his horses than attending balls. But now the Marquis is entering the game again, openly flirting with the beautiful, witty, and thoroughly disreputable Annabelle Foster.
Annabelle's no stranger to scandal. The actress-playwright is rumored to have had liaisons with any number of powerful men, with an illegitimate daughter to show for it. She won't chance heartache again, even for a man as tempting as Duff D'Abernon. What she offers instead is a compromise. A bargain is struck and an idyllic summer affair begins. But what starts as friendship soon blossoms into searing passion. And the only thing worse than risking their hearts is not risking them at all...
"Susan Johnson knows how to make the pages sizzle and burn..." Romantic Times
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About the Author
Susan Johnson is the award-winning, national bestselling author of the novels Hot Spot, Hot Legs, and Hot Pink, among others.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read most of Susan Johnson's novels, and usually I absolutely love them or flat-out hate them, but this was somewhere in the middle. The lead characters - and their families - are extremely likable (which is usually my only complaint - who wants to read an erotic novel about people you don't even like?), but there just is not enough spark. Yes, the sex scenes are hot, graphic, typical Johnson-style, but there is not enough literary foreplay. You never quite understand what is so spectacular about Belle that enables Duff to miraculously (I call four days miraculous) recooperate and overcome his post-traumatic stress disorder, and you really don't see great fires of all-consuming love on the part of the woman who so easily leaves him. They spend most of their time apologizing or thanking one another for the companionship. Still, it was enjoyable...and nice to return to likable characters, not the chauvinistic lecherous heroes and wanton, if submissive, heroines of the author's past few novels.