The second book in the delightful and exciting Compass Club Quartet follows Matthew Forrester, Earl of Southerton (aka South) into a web of intrigue and desire.

South is on a secret mission that includes protecting India Parr, the recent "toast of Drury Lane." The talented actress may have some sensitive information that could lead to a murderer.

In order to protect India and uncover what she knows, South must bring her to his private cottage. There she might be safe—but not from the passion that flares between them.

As sparks fly and desire sizzles, the deadly truth behind India's past and South's mission begin to lead them on a journey into grave danger.

This intense novel of suspense and romance lures readers into the intriguing and sometimes murderous world of the theater. South is a delightful roguish hero, and India is a strong, independent woman who will certainly appeal to readers. Goodman holds the suspense as well as the surprises and never lets up on the passion, as she draws you into this tangled tale of reachery. One can hardly wait to see what the other members of this unique group will be up to next. SENSUAL (Mar., 450 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin