BEAUTY AND THE SPY
Susannah never expects to see a man swimming naked, but the daring miss can't resist drawing the godlike man either. Neither realizes that their flirtation will bring them into grave danger until a series of accidents begin to plague Susannah.
Kit investigates, and what he finds is a decades-old plot that goes deep into the heart of the government. As he and Susannah risk their lives to unmask a traitor, they find a love that knows no bounds. There's enough action, romance, passion, wit and historical details in Long's latest (the beginning of a new trilogy) to have readers sighing with delight. Make a place next to Julia Quinn and Stephanie Laurens for this top-notch new voice. SENSUAL (Mar., 400 pp., $6.50)