As the new Earl of Iversley, Alec Black, one of the Prince of Wales' three illegitimate sons, must marry an heiress or lose his estate. To find the perfect woman, he needs the help of his bastard brothers, who choose Katherine Merivale.

The moment Alec sees Katherine he's fascinated. Once he steals a kiss, he knows she's his ideal bride. However, Katherine wants to marry for love and believes Alec is too much of a rake to be considered husband material.

Thus the game begins. Katherine and Alec match wits and kisses, falling deeply in love. But what will happen when Katherine discovers Alec has been hunting for an heiress? Can Alec prove he loves her for herself and show her he's not just a fortune-hunting rogue, like the men she's read about in the infamous book The Rake's Rhetorick?

Delightful, sensual and poignant, Jeffries' latest brings humor and pathos to a richly peopled tale. This is a delightful start to a new series featuring a trio of heroes to die for. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin