Return to Romney Marsh as Morgan Becket makes her London debut. Sending a headstrong woman like Morgan to the marriage mart is asking for trouble, and trouble is Ethan Tanner, the wild Earl of Aylesford. Ethan is fascinated by outspoken, unconventional Morgan and is sure he's met his match.

When Ethan comes to Romney Marsh to ask for Morgan's hand, he wonders what he's gotten himself into. There's more going on than meets the eye. He's in love with Morgan for her mind and her body, but could the family have some dark secret that needs investigating? The Beckets are suspicious of Ethan's motives for courting Morgan and, when Morgan decides he's not truthful, Ethan discovers just how dangerous a lady can be.

Michaels takes us to the ballrooms of a London season, the remote coast and a smuggler's den in her latest Beckets story. Her characters shine as she brings in fascinating details of the era, engaging plot twists and plenty of sensuality. SENSUAL (Apr., 380 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin