Mary Chiltom has vague memories of a warm, loving family, but she vividly recalls the horrid orphanage where she was raised. Now she has a new family, a new name, Marianne Cottonwood, and an old profession. Like Robin Hood, Marianne steals from wealthy aristocrats.

Lord Justin Lambeth is intrigued by the party guest whose grace and ease among the aristocracy allows her access to their homes. When he catches her at stealing, he offers to make her his mistress.

Outraged, Marianne decides to play a little gamewin his love and then rebuff him. Justin then risks his own life to save Mariannes, which leads him to uncover the truth about her past.

Candace Camps second volume in the Montford Heirs Saga is exciting, witty and a luscious foray into mystery, thievery and romance. Readers will surely be delighted by the love story, villians, the carefully detailed background, and the hints of danger. Look out for the final book of the series, which promises to be just as delightful. SENSUAL (Aug., 404 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin