Lady Anne Peckworth, the crippled daughter of a duke, is a kindhearted, gentle young woman. Unfortunately, she's been jilted twice.
Things change when she meets army captain Racecombe de Vere. The devilish Race makes her wonder if she is simply an observer and not a participant in life. He gives Anne the confidence to enter the marriage mart, though he himself does not have the title or money to catch a bride like her. So what has possessed her to accept the proposals of two other men (at the same time!), when she really wants Race?
With a hero to die for and a heroine who teaches him that in the game of love you roll the dice and the winner takes all, HAZARD's masterful plot, engaging characters, snappy dialogue and passionate love story make it a "keeper." SENSUAL (May, 366 pp., $6.99)