A scandal forces Vivian Rael–Lamont to leave London and find a new home on the wild Cornish shores. She becomes a well-known florist whose passion for flowers is exceeded only by her desire for peace. That peace is shattered when a blackmailer threatens to reveal the truth about her past if she doesn't locate a valuable manuscript from the man known as the Duke of Sin.

The reclusive Duke of Trent, William Raleigh, likes his life as it is, but his curiosity is aroused when Vivian bravely treads the path to his home. He wonders why she seeks him out, but uncovering the truth will mean risking his solitude and his heart.

Duke of Sin is exceptionally romantic and original, with a dark and dangerous hero and an intrepid heroine. All of Ashworth's trademarks are here in this unforgettable first book in a new trilogy. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin