In this spin-off from Somewhere I'll Find You, Ms. Kleypas brings back the dynamic Logan Scott, the toast of the London stage, and every woman's dream, in a richly compelling and wonderfully romantic tale.

Desperate and running out of ideas, Madeline Matthews must thwart her parents' plan for her to wed the loathsome Lord Clifton. Fleeing Miss Allbright's Academy, Madeline makes her way to the Capital Theatre, where she will deliberately ruin her reputation by seducing theater owner Logan.

Secretive and deep, Logan is the most sought-after man in Europe. Thus, when the young maiden approaches him offering to be his next mistress, he scarcely gives her the time of day. But Madeline persists in her mad plan. Hired by the Duchess of Leeds, Logan's partner in the theater, Madeline is ever under foot, giving Logan not a moment's reprieve. Attracted despite his wishes, Logan is consumed by emotions running deeper than mere desire.

Madeline's plan goes awry when she falls helplessly in love with Logan. Betrayed in the past, Logan believes Madeline to be an innocent, incapable of deceit. How will she ever win his trust when he discovers her duplicity?

Delightfully engaging, brimming with intense emotions and hilarious moments, BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE is a sizzling tale, a non-stop read that will lift your spirits and warm your heart. SENSUAL (Sep., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Lizabelle Cox