CAPTAIN JACK'S WOMAN marks the debut of a bright new star of the adventure romance genre who knows how to make the pages sizzle and temperatures rise.

Captain Jack Hendon is on a government mission. To some he is the agent sent by the crown and to others the dashing and daring Captain Jack is the leader of a gang of smugglers.

Kit Crammer has escaped the confines of London society to return home to her grandfather's estate hoping to taste the freedom she craves. Dressed as a lad she unexpectedly becomes the leader of a small band smuggling prized Belgium lace into England.

One dark night she and Jack find themselves caught in the moonlight and begin an uneasy partnership as leaders of rival gangs. Before long Jack uncovers Kit's disguise and then finds a way to control the adventurous young woman with his kisses.

Though she disdains marriage, Kit becomes a willing prisoner of her senses as Jack's sensual assault sends her blood surging and her passions to new heights. But now there are new problems. Jack cannot put his mission in jeopardy, nor endanger Kit and when he uncovers her true identity while still trying to hide his real mission, there is quite a jumble to be resolved.

Once you start rhis novel you won't be able to stop. With consummate skill Ms. Laurens draws readers into this sensual romp of a tale. You'll hardly have time to take a breath between adventures and smoldering love scenes and you'll relish every second you spend with the delightful Kit and the marvelous Captain Jack. A new "keeper" for sure. VERY SENSUAL (Oct., 416 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin