Captain John Grayson is quite drunk and quite surprised when a strange woman arrives at his door, claiming he is her husband and she is about to deliver their child. Suddenly he is thrust into the role of husband and father because he can't remember if he married Maggie Delaney or not.

Maggie may have been fooled by another man using his name, but nevertheless Captain Grayson is there when she needs his help. She finds a place in his family and doesn't want to leave without a fight.

Charming, loving, kindhearted Maggie turns John's ancestral home topsy-turvy and his life inside out. The longer she stays, the more he wants her in his life, and the more she gets to know her "husband," the more Maggie wants to be his wife in all ways and for all their days.

This book heralds the entry of an original voice in the genre. Perkins adds her dynamic, fresh voice with a memorable story (à la Sommersby) and unforgettable characters. Be sure to add this one to your must-read list! SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin