Miles Christian, the Marquess of Wynter, is abducted at gunpoint by the elusive Varya, otherwise known as Varya Ulyanova. Varya believes that Miles is the murderer of her friend, Bella, Miles former mistress. However, she falls in love with Miles and decides he could not be capable of murder. Varya has her own secrets, though. Shes hiding a frightening past, but its her future thats in danger, when the killer turns his attention on her. Can Miles and Varya discover his identify before tragedy strikes?
Ms. Smith has created a fast-paced, intriguing tale with an exotic heroine and stalwart hero. The love story meshes well with the murder mystery, creating a romance that sizzles. SENSUAL (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)