The second book in the Banning sisters trilogy features Claire Banning, who is married to a wastrel, the Marquis of Tyndale, when a nearly fatal attack on her life sends her into the arms of a mysterious rescuer. Hugh Battancourt, an aristocrat secretly in His Majesty's Service, pulls an enigmatic woman from the water believing she is the elusive spy Sophie Towbridge.
Though Claire tells Hugh he's made a horrible mistake, he simply believes she's a very good actress. But as their voyage to France lengthens, Hugh begins to believe Claire's protestations that she is not a spy.
IRRESISTIBLE is an ideal title for a book that grabs you from the first page. Sexual tension, along with sharp repartee of these intelligent, memorable characters will keep you up all night. Karen Robards is a consummate storyteller whose voice remains fresh and vital. SENSUAL (Sep., 416 pp., $7.99)