After being jilted on her wedding day, Jemima MacKinnon knows all too well what it means to be the object of gossip. Since the scandal, she has lived quietly in the country, until she learns of another woman who was also ruined and left at the altar. She vows to do something.
With her friends, known as the L.A.D.I.E.S., she plans her revenge. She becomes the notorious Foolscap, a cartoonist who mocks the aristocracy. Then she journeys to London to bring down a scoundrel—and a man she once admired—Lord Bellaire.
With her cousin Julien's help, Jemima hopes to destroy the powerful lord for ruining an innocent girl. However, Beau is not what he appears and as Jemima puts her plan of seduction into place, she gets caught in her own trap.
Here is a sophisticated tale peopled with multidimensional characters whose duplicity fascinated this reader. Though slower paced then other Parker novels, her latest will still satisfy. The details, writing and characterization are superior, and the romance lovely, strong and memorable. SENSUAL (Feb., 350 pp., $5.99)