To paraphrase Jane Austen, a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Being the belle of the ton is every girls fantasy and Tess Hamlins life. She has no idea her brother has lost her fortune in a poor investment and that her family will be ruined if she does not marry well.

Returning war hero Brenn Owen, the Earl of Merton, is in desperate need of funds to restore his crumbling estate. When he meets Tess, he sees not just her pretty face and lovely form, but the value of her dowry as well.

Tess wants to wait before marrying, but once she learns of her lost funds she realizes she must accept Brenns proposal. How long can it be before he discovers she is penniless?

Can a lady learn to love and somehow find the funds to save her new home and her marriage to a very sexy man? How Tess manages to find a way out of her problem would make Jane Austen proud. Cathy Maxwells romance is delightful, charming, warmhearted and sexy.

Ms. Maxwell brings her hallmark humor and a pair of unforgettable lovers to the fore in another sensual and highly enjoyable Regency tale where love and good old common sense save the day. Curl up in your cozy chair and savor MARRIED IN HASTE. SENSUAL (Sep., 372 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin