An American heiress is always a great catch for impoverished British nobility or so thinks Sophia's matchmaking mama who thrusts her inexperienced daughter into the whirlwind of London's Season. Though several eligible men seem to vie for her hand, Sophia is attracted to the one they call "The Dangerous Duke"—James Langdon, The Duke of Wentworth.

James sees Sophia as the security and stability he needs. But he's in for quite a surprise when she becomes his bride and sets out to turn his estates, life and heart upside down with her feisty ways and the uncompromising desire to give of herself.

With charm and wit and a true understanding of the era, Julianne MacLean delivers realistic characters locked in a passionate and poignant love story. SENSUAL (Jun., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin