Kasey Michaels shows an inventive, dark side in this highly intriguing tale of the ultimate battle between good and evil.

All of London knows that Adam Dagenham, Marquis of Daventry, and Charlotte Victors marriage is a love match. Their impulsive, whirlwind courtship and early days of wedded bliss had been filled with laughter and passion. But their friendship with Richard Brimley shatters the joy and puts a deep wedge between the couple.

Jealousy, anger and regret now fill their days even as passion still fills their nights. Then another enters their world, charming, charismatic, devilishly handsome Edmund Burnell. And a deadly game begins.

Told in the present and through flashbacks, Sherry and Adams lives and love are exposed, as is the terrible nightmare that tore them apart. But with Edmunds arrival they are forced to stand together and fight a sinister force more powerful and evil than anything they have ever before encountered. Only the rekindling of their love and trust can destroy the insidious evil that stalks them.

Renowned for her unique, creative abilities, Kasey Michaels stretches her talents into new areas. COME NEAR ME grabs hold, then tightens its grip. This is a truly sophisticated, thought-provoking reading experience that may not be for everyone. SENSUAL (On-sale Feb., 363 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin