To complete her compen-dium for young ladies, Meredith Merriweather plans to lure the notorious rake, Lord Lansing, Alexander Lamont, into a tryst, proving her point that "once a cad, always a cad."

Meredith does not know that Alex has reformed and is seeking the perfect bride. He sets his sights on Meredith, who has to admit that Alex is charming, handsome and passionate. But she's betrothed to a perfectly suitable, though staid, man.

To add a bit of spice, the delightful matchmaking Featherton sisters, Meredith's great-aunts, side with Alex. They conspire to thrust Meredith and Alex together, making it difficult for Meredith to prove her point. When Alex is the perfect gentleman, she's tempted to forget she's a lady.

Liberally seasoned with her hallmark wit and unforgettable characters, Caskie's latest is a winner: a delectable, sensual Regency romp, refreshingly told and cleverly crafted. A Lady's Guide...is a pure joy to read! SENSUAL (Aug., 320 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin