In this delicious addition to the Distinguished Academy of Governesses series, Lady Caroline Ritter, desperate for employment, comes to the academy for help. The problem: Her only achievement is that she's an accomplished flirt. But fortune shines on Caroline when she's sent to teach Jude Durant what a woman wants.

After years of working secretly for the government, Jude returns home from France mourning his brother's death. Though he appears foppish, he's working undercover to expose a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria. He has no need to be tutored in the art of love, but to keep up his charade, he accepts the lessons.

Caroline is not what Jude expects. She's beautiful, but she's also smart and the ideal pawn for his mission. Neither one counts on falling in love.

Dodd brings her unique sense of plotting, character, humor and surprise to this wonderful tale. You'll relish every word, cherish each poignant moment and ingenious plot twist, sigh deeply and eagerly await the sequel that's sure to follow. Dodd is clever, witty and sexy, and her fans know it. Expect this one to be headed to the bestseller lists. SENSUAL (Oct., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin