Penniless American Charlotte Burton takes the dangerous trip to England in hopes of convincing her childhood friend, Cade Pettigru, to lend her the money to save her family, Instead she's caught in the crossfire between Cade and English spymaster Lord Freddie Dewhurst.

Dewhurst is convinced that Cade is a traitor and that he can use Charlotte as bait to lure him into the open. To persuade Dewhurst that she's not an American spy, Charlotte is forced to take part in his scheme by posing as his bride.

Take one proud, arrogant English nobleman and one determined American spitfire and you have an explosive combination that erupts into a tempestuous passion where loyalties will be tested time and again.

Lighthearted adventure abounds in the utterly splendid, humorous, fast-paced gem. Galen hits her stride with a delightful duo of lovers whose pride and prejudice make for great repartee and stimulating adventures that spice up the suspense. SENSUAL (Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin