Four friends, known as the Rogues of Regent Street find their carefree world turned upside down when Adrian Spence kills his fellow rogue in a duel over cheating at cards. In his grief and remorse, Adrian returns home only to be disinherited by his unforgiving father.

Adrian learns that his brother, the new heir, is to marry Lilliana Dashill. Feeling betrayed and driven by anger, Adrian decides to offer Lillianas father more money for the bride.

Lilliana has long been in love with Adrian, but even after their marriage there is no sign that he feels anything for her. With Adrians fathers plan to destroy him and his marriage, will Lillianas love prevail?

The beginning of a wonderful trilogy, THE DANGEROUS GENTLEMAN is a powerful novel from a talented, fresh voice. The Rogues of Regent Street are off to a rousing start with this strong tale of guilt, remorse, vengeance and ultimately the redeeming power of love, the kind of romance readers sigh over. SENSUAL (Apr., 380 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin