When inexperienced, 25-year-old Abigail Weston discovers that her younger sister is fearful of marriage and the marriage bed, there is no way she can calm her fears without knowledge of her own. So she seeks the man who can teach her everything she needs to know about passion and sex.

Gambler James Stewart believes he is unshockable, but hes in for a surprise when Abigail approaches him for help. Bored with sophisticated women, James accepts the role as Abigails tutor, never expecting to be captivated by this innocent.

They can have their lessons and Abigail can learn about physical love, but society and her priggish brother make it impossible for them to dream of a lasting relationship.

With her well-defined characters, even pacing, and heated love scenes Ms. Holt makes an easy entry into the world of erotic romance. Readers willing to suspend their disbelief that a woman of Abigails social standing would have the audacity to approach a man like James in the first place will enjoy LOVE LESSONS. VERY SENSUAL (Oct., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin