Maxwell Bingham, Viscount Davenport, is jolted out of his reclusive life when a missive from his sister informs him that their brother Kit and the exotic Ruby Lion figurine are missing.

Max is forced to impose upon Lady Olivia Marquand for help. A woman from his past, known as the "Notorious Lady in Red," Olivia discreetly owns a spice trading company.

The sparks that flew between them in the past are still there as they work together to find Kit. The couple stumbles into a briar patch of thievery, kidnapping and white slavery as they endeavor to catch the mastermind behind these diabolical happenings. Will they ignore the sparks that now ignite into passion and love?

Well written, filled with engaging characters and intrigue, A Kiss of Spice is a most appealing romance. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond