This series introduces the graduates of Miss Harris' School for Young Ladies. Bored by the gentleman of the ton who are more interested in her fortune then her, Lady Amelia Plume is fascinated by virile, brash and arrogant American war hero Major Lucas Winter.

Lucas is on a mission to find a woman he suspects of treachery -- Amelia's stepmother, Dolly. And if he has to woo Amelia to get closer to his quarry, so much the better. The problem is he's intrigued with the outspoken miss and begins to believe in Dolly's innocence.

When Amelia discovers Dolly's name on a list of possible traitors, she plans to out-seduce the seducer.

Jeffries carries off this cat-and-mouse game of mutual seduction so cleverly that you'll be turning the pages at lightning speed just to keep up with Lucas and Amelia's shenanigans. Warm, wickedly witty and brilliantly plotted, this is a must for anyone who just wants a fast, intelligent read. SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., 6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin