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Not Just for Tonight: American Beauty / Dr. Yes / The Seduction of Mrs. Rutledge
Not Just for Tonight American Beauty / Dr Yes / The Seduction of Mrs Rutledge Author:Susan Johnson, Katherine O'Neal, Diane Whiteside Susan Johnson's "American Beauty": — American heiress Evelyn Sweet is renowned for three things: her stunning looks, her formidable temper, and her ability to judge a horse. — Nicholas DeLacey, The Marquis of Vigne, has the best stable in England, not to mention the most scandalous reputation on seven continents. Nicholas knows their thoro... more »ughbreds are well matched, and he has a feeling he and Eve might be as well. For word has it that the hot-tempered beauty isn't averse to indulging her sensual desires, and before the race season is out, the Marquis means to satisfy every one of them...
Katherine O'Neal's "Dr. Yes":
The year is 1912 when Sierra Winston makes a fateful journey to Buenos Aires, a city teeming with sophistication, elegance, and sexual liberation. It's that very liberation the troubled heiress is hoping she'll find with the help of radical, British-born sexual therapist Dr. Alistair Lange. But when the handsome doctor decides she has just the attributes to intercept a valuable political document, Sierra is thrown into a labyrinth of danger, intrigue, and smouldering passion in which she must trust a seductive rogue who just happens to be a skilled practitioner of the art and science of desire...
Diane Whiteside's "The Seduction of Mrs. Rutledge":
As children, wealthy Massachusetts scion Brett Rutledge and Venetia Davidson made a pledge to support each other through thick and thin. Now, Colonel Brett Rutledge has come to collect: If he does not take a bride, his father will see him removed from the army duty he prizes. Desperately needing security, Venetia accepts, though she has sworn never to fall in love lest she be destroyed like her mother. Now, Brett is determined to conquer Venetia's true affections using every carnal strategy at his disposal. For this is war of a sort, and victory lies in total surrender...« less
Three sizzlers by Susan Johnson, Katherine O'Neill and Diane Whiteside, very different, quick reads. A horsey setting for the first, Buenos Aires mystery and two rich childhood friends rediscover each other.
I was beginning to lose my faith in anthologies but I'm happy to say that this one was much better than many others I've read lately. I wanted Not Just For Tonight because of Susan Johnson, and although her short story was good (American Beauty), I prefered Diane Whiteside's The Seduction of Mrs. Rutledge. It was much more romantic than the other two contributions.