Betrothed as a child to Bertie, Gwen is shocked to find she's wed his twin brother, the future duke, Bernie. Her ability to tell the two apart fails her on her wedding day, and she is almost seduced by the wrong husband on her wedding night.

Bernie thought Gwen had been aware of the switch. Now he's married to the woman he loves, but she desires his twin.

Her parents are cold, calculating and oblivious to any real emotions. His have secrets that could get them hanged for treason. What a complicated situation the newlyweds find themselves in!

In this delightful Regency romp, Gwen tells her tale as if she were gossiping with you over tea in her private rooms. Benson brings a spark to the new year with this charmer. SENSUAL (Jan., 368 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Deborah Brent