The "dull" member of the wildly adventurous Becket clan, Eleanor allows her limp to keep her at home. The love of her life, Jack Eastwood, returns when the family's livelihood is threatened by a ruthless gang. Eleanor is emboldened to seize the chance to help her family -- and the love she's always craved.

But there's a risk that family secrets will be aired. Eleanor will do anything to keep her family and her beloved safe while hiding old crimes and concealing her past.

Though her signature humor is kept to a minimum, Michaels' series continues to rivet readers. The Beckets are remarkable, but more exceptional is Michaels' ability to shed new light on the Regency, without ballrooms and London gossip and with adventure and Black Ghost riders, smugglers and dangers and an unforgettable family that rivals the Cynsters and Mallorys for a place in your heart. SENSUAL (May, 375 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin