Mad Jack is neither Mad nor Jack. Jack, aka the lovely Winifrede Levering Bascombe, is compelled to run away before being forced into an undesirable marriage. She flees to her old aunts Maude and Mathilda who bring her to London disguised as their valet. There they make their way to Lord Cliffe, Grayson St. Cyres home.
Gray suspects nothinguntil his horse is stolen. He chases Jack into the night and when Gray finally catches up with the runaway valet, he unmasks the culprit only to find her a beautiful woman and himself in a tangled mess.
Jack, who had only borrowed the horse to help rescue her cousin from the same awful fate that had been planned for her, is now confronted with an outraged Gray and the loss of her cover.
Circumstances get more confusingand perilous, placing them both in plenty of danger.
This totally engaging romp of a Regency romance features Catherine Coulter at her humorous best. This is a witty and laugh-out-loud funny tale of what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Ms. Coulters fans will enjoy the reunion of characters from previous books and the parts they play in another utterly enchanting Coulter creation. SENSUAL (Feb., 350 pp., $6.99)