Devil-may-care Robin Campion is convinced his family has been placed under a marriage curse. Dunstan, Geoffrey and Simoneven his fatherhave married recently. Hes determined not to be next.

Feeling slightly foolish but desperate to escape matrimony, Robin sets off to find the one person who can lift the curse. His quest leads him to a convent where he recognizes The One the moment he sees her bending over her murdered friend. In addition to avoiding the curse by finding a missing person, Robin must solve the murder and ensure the safety of the nuns, including the one who threatens to draw him into his familys curse before he finds the cure.

A dash of mystery, a smidgen of humor, a full serving of romance with a hint of double, double, toil and trouble make this my new favorite of the de Burgh seriesbut only until Deborah Simmons writes the next one. SENSUAL (Nov., 300 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger