Though he recently inherited the title of Viscount Westerville, Christian Llevanth still rides the high roads as the notorious kissing bandit "Gentleman James," seeking to avenge his mother's death.

His quest leads to spinster Lady Elizabeth, whose curmudgeonly grandfather may be the link to his mother's tragedy. Once Christopher enters her quiet life, Elizabeth understands about secret longings and desire.

Though Christian intends to use Elizabeth to get to the truth, he is soon enchanted. The pair fall in love as they become enmeshed in the mystery of who falsely accused his mother of treason.

A missing necklace, clues that lead to surprising answers and a meddlesome butler merge to steal your heart in this powerfully written, sensual and emotional conclusion to her duet. Hawkins not only brings the era to life, she puts you right in the middle of all the action and passion. Grab hold and hang on for a delicious ride. SENSUAL (Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin