With his friend's death on the Battlefield at Waterloo, Banning Talbot, Marquess of Daventry finds himself Prudence MacAfee's guardian.

Dressing as a boy, hellbent on causing trouble and with secrets to hide, Prudence doesn't want a guardian. After a few moments in her presence Banning is convinced that whoever nicknamed her "Angel" was insane.

Unconventional and beautiful, Prudence could conquer the ton and find a suitable husband, but for some unexplained reason it is Banning who steals her heart. Banning, too, finds the minx irresistible and, though they fight their mutual attraction, their passion is fired by their verbal battles.

Angel's secrets, however, threaten to ruin the happiness she has found and when Banning begins investigating her strange activities, he uncovers a conspiracy that is shocking and amusing.

This utterly charming, exhilarating romance is just what Kasey Michael's fans adore from this master of the Regency Romance. THE PASSION OF AN ANGEL is brimming over with lush, colorful detail and intelligent banter. Sit back, relax and indulge yourself in this love and laughter gem. SENSUAL (Oct., 376 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin