Subtitled "A novel of seduction," LADY SOPHIA'S LOVER is a tantalizing, highly passionate and very romantic story that fulfills romance readers' deepest desires and fantasies.Desperation and vengeance drive Lady Sophie Sydney to attempt to seduce and thus ruin the reputation of Bow Street's most famous magistrate, Sir Ross Cannon. Ross takes Sophie on as his assistant, a job usually reserved for a man, but there is something about this young woman that causes him to break his own rules concerning women as employees. Soon Sophie has taken over his household as well.

It is a tempting sight to see her moving through his home, cooking, supervising and making herself indispensable. Her light touch, the brush of a hand or a hip entices Ross even more than the glimpses he catches of her standing in her night rail by the open window each evening.

Sophie thought her plan foolproof, but once she falls in love with Ross her resolve begins to dissipate. Then the appearance of London's most notorious thief disrupts all their lives in a most delightful way.

Lively pacing, witty dialogue, a strong-willed, feisty heroine and a dark hero make this a compelling, hard-to-put-down romance. Ms. Kleypas reminds us why we read romance: to remember what it was like to fall in love the first time, to become the heroine we admire, and win the heart of a hero. SENSUAL (Jun., 380 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin