Four of love and lust's leading ladies bring you scintillating erotic and romantic tales of adventurous woman and dark, dangerous men. These hotter-than-hot novellas are not for every reader, but if you don't mind wiggling in your seat, then turn on the fan, get comfortable and let your pulse race!

Left penniless after her husband's death, Marguerite Abbott returns to France to follow in her aunt's footsteps and become a courtesan. Though a widow, she has never experienced the true delights of passion or experimented with her own sexuality. With this opportunity, Marguerite finds her senses awakened. But when she falls in love with a patron's nephew, she must find a way to satisfy both her lovers, in "The Awakening" by Bertrice Small.

A gamekeeper's cottage, a storm and two strangers are all it takes for passion to ignite in Susan Johnson's "Out of the Storm." It might have been a harmless sexual encounter except when next they meet, Lady Darlington and Prince Radovsky discover they are now related; their parents have married! The spicy repartee and heated innuendoes as well as their sizzling trysts will have you needing a cold shower.

Nikki Donovan brings an erotic twist to the classic "Beauty and the Beast" tale in "The Enchantment." Brought to Lord Blackhurst to break the curse that has turned him into a horrible beast, the beautiful Esmay learns she must become his lover. At first petrified of her captor, she soon falls under his spell, and like the beauty of the fairy tale, discovers a true hero beneath the mask—a man who can satisfy any woman's sexual fantasy.

Victoria Woodville is a daring woman who defies convention as she battles off a siege. Stephen de Burgh is captivated by her strength juxtaposed with her sensuality. She ignites his desires like no other, but they must stave off vicious betrayals and a dangerous enemy even as they find a love to last the ages and pulse-pounding passion in Liz Madison's "With His Promise."

Erotic romance fans will truly be DELIGHTED with these stories that charm, tease, tempt and lure you into a world of sensual pleasure and delight. You'll be sated by the time you turn the last page. SEXY (Jun., 300 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin