Desperate times call for desperate measures and with her cousin missing, Emma Wakefield's only recourse is to confront the man she believes is responsible, Sebastian, the Marquis of Andover. After all, it is rumored that he killed one fiancée already.
Sebastian wonders about the beautiful woman he spies across the room. She's far more intriguing than the other prospective brides being foisted upon him, and he allows himself to be lured to her home.
After Emma forces him into captivity in her cellar, Sebastian escapes and the duo soon embarks on a dangerous game, each determined to make the other surrender.
Ms. Dier's fans, old and new, will delight in this fast-paced, cleverly plotted romantic mystery with a surprising twist. The sharp and sexually charged dialogue spices up the suspense as readers are led into London's underbelly on a hunt for a killer. SENSUAL (Aug., 400 pp., $5.99)