Synopses & Reviews
Cheryl Holt, the queen of erotic romance, takes readers to new heights of sensuality with her latest scintillating novel that will leave you breathless...
THE LADY MUST WEAR RED...
When Emily Barnett arrives at the Earl of Winchester's residence, she believes she is interviewing for a post as governess to his two wards. It isn't until she happens upon the Earl in a most compromising position that she learns he is also searching for a new mistress. Although Emily is startled, she can't take her eyes off the erotic scene playing out before her. Never has she witnessed such carnal passion-or seen such a devilishly handsome man. But when the Earl thinks she is just one of the strumpets sent to fulfill his every desire, she flees, vowing never to return...
AND INDULGE HIS EVERY DESIRE...
Michael Farrow, the Earl of Winchester, prefers that his paramours wear red. Emily Barnett, in her conservative governess's attire, is nothing like the women he usually seduces. Yet beneath her prim and proper facade, he detects an alluring, sensual woman. Michael's two young wards actually do need a governess, so he seeks out Emily and insists on hiring her. Desperate to escape a hideous arranged marriage, she relents and accepts the position. But it isn't long before Emily finds herself enraptured by the Earl's expert touch as he takes her deeper and deeper on a journey of rampant passion...
"An intriguing and spellbinding love story...her most exciting book of all."
--Fallen Angel Reviews on Further Than Passion
"A grand mistress at keeping sensuality at a high boil...adds depth to this sensual tale with her mature characters, a touch of poignancy and a strong plot. Holt truly understands what readers crave."
-- Romantic Times Bookclub on More Than Seduction
"The best erotic romance writer we've got."
-- Oregon Statesman-Journal on More Than Seduction
"A beautiful, sensuous story with excellent subplots. Charyl Holt packs an emotional wallop in this fast-paced, densley layered exploration of relationships, class distinction, and forbidden love."
-- Affaire de Coeur on More Than Seduction
"A wonderful character study starring two delightful protagonists."
-- Harriet's Book Reviews on More Than Seduction
"Intriguing suspense and enjoyable romantic interludes."
-- All About Romance on More Than Seduction
"Excellent, stirring, steamy, and so darn good you'll just about melt...Magnificent."
-- Reader to Reader on More Than Seduction
"More temptation, more poignancy and more passion than ever before."
-- Rouse's Romance Readers on More Than Seduction
Emily Barnett is happy to be who she is: a country-bred old maid at 26, with a blind sister and niece to care for. But her pompous, stuffy cousin Reginald wants her to also be his wife--he inherited her family home and needs her dowry to run it properly. When Emily refuses to marry him, he kicks the three women out. Emily goes to London, determined to find work as a governess. At her first interview, in the home of Michael Farrow, Earl of Winchester, she discovers that working for a rake can be dangerous. Michael is interviewing potential mistresses, and he mistakes Emily for one of those candidates. After he realizes his error, he insists that she take the job as governess to his wards--an offer Emily can't refuse when he also allows her sister and niece to move into his house. Emily's days are filled with teaching, but her nights are full of teasing, as Michael tries to convince her to take on a dual role as his mistress. With scheming females waiting in the wings, can Emily and Michael learn in time that only true love is too hot to handle?
At the home of Michael Farrow, new governess Emily Barnett discovers that working for a rake can be dangerous. Her days are filled with teaching, and her nights with teasing as Michael tries to convince her to become his mistress. Will they learn that true love is too hot to handle? Original.
About the Author
CHERYL HOLT is a lawyer, mom, and bestselling novelist who lives on the Oregon coast. Her varied employment history includes public school teacher, mediator, cook, bartender, lobbyist, musician, and political activist. A graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law, she worked as a law clerk for the Attorney General of Colorado and Wyoming. Later, she served as a deputy district attorney in metro-Denver. She has numerous national writing awards to her credit, including the prestigious Reviewer's Choice award from Romantic Times magazine. Too Hot To Handle is her fourteenth book.