A heated adolescent passion led to a youthful indiscretion for Anne Kerr when she allowed herself to be swept off her feet by Highland rogue Patrick Sutherland.
After Patrick leaves Anne, her marriage is arranged to one of his distant cousins. She is now a respectable, sedate young widow. But a command from Queen Victoria reunites the long-ago lovers.
The rumors surrounding the mysterious death of a mutual relative send Anne and Patrick to a Highland lodge to investigate. Anne is infuriated at having to be near Patrick, who teases and tempts as he continually reminds her of her fall from grace.
Patrick is secretly pleased to be Annes protector and even agrees to acting as her butler. For Anne, this is the perfect opportunity to exact sweet revenge, but revenge is a double-edged sword and she is soon allowing Patrick access to her heart.
A delectable, delightful, delicious treat that will have you laughing aloud at the biting, clever repartie between Patrick and Anne. A cast of engaging secondary characters, led by Aunt Nellwynn, enhances this wondrous read. Ms. Hunter has the perfect touch for adding wit and passion to tempt a reader to forget the clock and read all night. SENSUAL (Apr., 350 pp., $6.50)