It's time for Sebastian Sterling, marquess of Thurston, to choose a bride from all the ladies of the ton, but fate has another in mind for him—the waif he finds near death on the streets of St. Giles, London's notorious slum.

Devon St. James drove her dagger into the man who attacked her and promptly fainted. She awakens in a beautiful, warm room with a handsome man looking at her.

With her beauty, cleverness and lively nature, Devon turns Sebastian's staid world upside down. He has an old family scandal to bury and can't afford to be distracted by an urchin with the sensuality of a courtesan. So if he can teach her to be a lady, maybe his life will be well ordered again. But you know what often happens to the best-laid plans.

Humor, merging perfectly with poignancy and sensuality are hallmarks of James' exquisite writing, and are here in abundance. You'll adore the fiery, spirited Devon and the staid, honorable Sebastian while thrilling to the love that blossoms between them. A Perfect Bride is simply the perfect book for a late-summer's read! SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin