The Particulars: Historical Romance, Avon, 1998, Out Of Print
A DEVLISH CHARMER
Traveling in disguise through his properties, Shane Howard charms the lasses with a devil-may-care gleam in his eyes. Yet this irresistible rogue is also the Marquess of Sherbourne, reputed to be such a tyrannical landlord his tenants call him His Devilship. And its one of these tenants, a radiant redhead, who quickly ignites passionate flame in him.
The dashing stranger wins the affection of Kathleen McNamara's little daughter and awakens in the widow emotions too long denied. Now, Kathleen finds herself yearning desperately for Shane, even though he's said to be a friend of Lord Sherbourne, the man she believed murdered her husband. Kathleen despises Sherbourne with all the fierce intensity of her fiery nature. And it is just this proud and heartfelt spirit that Shane fears, for he knows when she learns his true identity, she will hate him forever unless he can unmask her husbands real killer and prove himself worthy of her love.
Any Reviews?: The Romance Reader gave this a four heart rating (B range):
And, the story line is as smart as it is compelling. There are genuine reasons why Shane cannot reveal his identity to Kathleen. There are genuine reasons why Kathleen cannot totally trust Shane. While in many romances this type of distrust often seems contrived, in Kiss Me Goodnight it does not. The author provides a good deal of intelligent reasoning by both the hero and heroine, which explains why they do what they do. The intelligent story line along with the wonderful characters and the compelling historical backdrop are the ingredients that make Kiss Me Goodnight four-heart fare.RT also liked it, giving it four stars:
This novel is a compelling story about the plight of the Irish under English domination, and of two people: one who must learn to love and live again, another who must put hatred to rest.Anything Else?: Sadly, Suson passed away in 2006 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Obit