After a disastrous fire destroys her bookshop, Margaret Easterly is forced to sell a rare volume of erotic memoirs. She attends a ball where the host has promised to purchase the first in the series.

Carried away by the fantasy atmosphere, Margaret finds herself kissing a stranger. When she flees, the Earl of Montraine, Michael Hawthorne, cannot forget the passionate kiss and is determined to find the mystery woman.

Known as the Code Master, his majestys brilliant code breaker, Michael uses his skills to locate Margaret, but its quite a different story convincing her to be his bride. How can either of them know what another will do to keep the memoirs out of Michaels hands?

Tinged with erotica, this highly sensual love story is riveting from first page to last as Ms. Ranney lures readers into a maze full of unexpected twists, and holds them enthralled to the very end by the skillful way she merges passion with mystery. AFTER THE KISS is the book youll want at your bedside table. VERY SENSUAL (Oct., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin