The war is over and Jonathan Endicott, aka Capt. Jack, is home determined to do two things: locate his missing half-sister and open a gaming club.

With her student's parents dead, schoolteacher Allie Silver is asked to bring Harriet Hildebrand to her guardian. It's quite a shock to learn that she must leave little Harriet at Jack's establishment. What is Jack supposed to do with a daughter? He needs Allie to care for Harriet until something can be done.

Living above a gentleman's club is not proper, but since she's unable to find other employment, Allie stays and Jack knows she needs his protection.

The word spreads in the scandal sheets that Allie, estranged granddaughter of the Marquess of Montford, is living at Jack's, Jack proposes. Allie refuses, adding fuel to the fire burning between them. It will take Harriet to get them together.

Metzger's deep understanding of the Regency, her daring sense of humor, her ability to bring marvelous characters to full-blooded life and engage them in witty verbal battles, and a heated romance makes her a gem of the first water and this a not-to-be-missed read! SENSUAL (Mar., 380 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin