Time has come for Clara, the sister of American heiress Sophia Wilson (To Marry the Duke), to come to London and capture a husband. She left America because of her adventurous behavior, and it seems scandal has followed her. It isn't her fault that she accidentally attends a notorious ball and meets the man of her dreams.

The Marquess of Rawdon, Serger Wolfe, is enchanted with the mysterious young woman he encounters at the ball. Realizing she is an innocent, he vows to forget her. But that becomes impossible when Clara appears everywhere he goes, so Serger decides to tempt and test the lady. He sends her outrageously sensual letters, and steals kisses that set Clara's world on fire. When it becomes apparent that the two are made for one another, will society and the shadows of the past let them find happiness?

With humor, a sassy heroine, a delightfully wicked hero and a perfectly rendered Victorian atmosphere, MacLean enchants readers. Her special spark and brand of sensuality mark her rise to the top. SENSUAL (Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin