Mr. Jack Hamilton is rich, good-looking and in need of a wife -- the perfect candidate for marriage-minded mamas. Unfortunately, the only woman who sparks his interest and his lust is Cressida Bramley, a poor relation and hot-tempered little baggage.

Jack doesn't know whether to throttle her or seduce her. When he offers his protection, Cressida tells him what he can do with it. She's had enough of rakes out to seduce her. Now that she is 21, she wants to find a position and be her own woman. But Jack sets out to win Cressida. To be chivalrous, he gives her a little time and a little freedom so that he can court her properly. But before he can win her hand and her heart, her past catches up to them -- in full view of the ton.

Rolls has written an entertaining, delightful romp full of engaging characters, outrageous misunderstandings and inspiring trysts. Readers are in for a real treat. SENSUAL (Jun., 384 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer