Jannette Violet Brantford is in a conundrum. When her identical twin sister, Jeannette Rose, decides not to wed Adrian Winter, Duke of Raeburn, just hours before the ceremony, she talks Violet into trading places.

Violet marries Adrian, whom she has always loved. Though the sisters look alike, Violet is a quiet, kindhearted bluestocking, while her frivolous and self-centered twin loves parties and balls.

Adrian is surprised to discover a passionate side to Violet, and they are happy in the marriage. But, at times, she appears to be two different women, outgoing one minute, shy the next. Violet is torn over whether to tell him the truth. If he discovers her identity, would he leave her, shun her or, worse, dissolve the marriage?

Warren offers endearing characters and a beguiling romance in this sensual and passionate debut, the first book in her Trap trilogy. SENSUAL (Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond