Fate is a capricious master, as Anne Sinclair finds out when she’s caught in a compromising position with the Duke of Cynssyr, known as Lord Ruin, and they are forced to wed.

His spectacle-wearing wife is blessed with a keen intelligence and is a bit of a bluestocking. Anne discovers Lord Ruin is a man of many faces (ex-soldier, Member of Parliament and the Privy Council), but wonders if he is capable of love.

His involvement in the mystery of who has been kidnapping and assaulting young women puts Anne’s life at risk.

With a captivating, innocent young woman and a handsome, virile rake of a man, Ms. Jewel’s sensual, passionate and powerful love story keeps to the classic lines of the Regency historical and while adding a fresh voice. VERY SENSUAL (Dec., 342 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond