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With wit and whimsy, Johnson crafts tales filled with charming original characters, captivating readers seeking the unusual, the imperfect and the most endearing heroines since Jill Barnett.
Though a grand beauty and diamond of the first water, Lady Kate Cole is not sought after. Perhaps it's due to her propensity for "accidents." Being clumsy is a curse, and though she tries, Kate is always in trouble.
Government agent Andrew Hunter is not put off by this; in fact, he desires her more for her imperfection. He wants to give her everything she craves -- even adventure -- but she just wants love. Though he's asked to keep an eye on her at a country house party, he has her join him in an investigation to ferret out a smuggler. As they work together, the adorable minx, klutziness and all, steals his hardened heart with her passion and loyalty. (LEISURE, Apr., 320 pp., $7.99)