After her disastrous affair with a rake ended with a duel and her brother fled England, Lady Adrianna St. Ives had endured societys censure for five years. Now her father has arranged a marriage for her to Irish Lord Tynan Spencer, a reputed rake known as the Black Angel.

Adrianna fears Tynans ability to rekindle the passion shes been hiding. Upon her brothers return, Tynan sees his dreams of a seat in Parliament drift away. But after one night of love, he needs Adrianna for many reasons. Adrianna fears her brother will hang for his role in the duel as much as she fears the repercussions of falling in love with Tynan.

Yet it is that love that finally gives Adrianna the courage to fight her own battle and seize the chance for happiness.Theres plenty of underlying, potent sexuality and intense emotions in THE BLACK ANGEL. Ms. Samuels skillfully draws the reader into the story. Her indelible characters and powerful plot are enhanced by the well-drawn backdrop and hint of suspense. This is a must-read for anyone craving a hard-to-put-down, moving romance. SENSUAL (Oct., 450 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin