Alistair Carsington loves women too well, often to his detriment. He travels to Devonshire to secure the rights to build a canal, hoping to avoid love's temptation. Then he meets Mirabel Oldridge.
At 31, the feisty Mirabel has no hopes of marriage. She manages her eccentric father's escapades and doesn't need another man to watch out for, especially one who wants to destroy her beloved countryside. But when Alistair is injured and she must care for him, they both must face their deepest desires.
Chase takes a delightfully romantic story, filled with wit and unforgettable characters, and sets it against a rich historical backdrop with some marvelously heated love scenes for a joyous reading experience. Miss Wonderful is a delicious pleasure; we can welcome Chase back with a rousing cheer and heartfelt thanks for a superior read. SENSUAL (Mar., 352 pp., $6.99)