THIS RAKE OF MINE

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Nothing sets the ton abuzz like scandal, and there's one when well-known rogue Jack Tremont mistakes Miranda Mabberly for his mistress and kisses her. That kiss ruins Miranda's reputation and banishes her from society.

Miranda becomes a respected teacher at Miss Emory's Establishment for the Education of Young Ladies. All is well until Jack arrives to escort his niece home and Miranda, quite literally, lands in his arms. Emotions are rekindled with their smoldering kiss.

Three of Miranda's students decide that she and Jack are perfect for one another and contrive to get them together by taking a "field trip" to Jack's ancestral estate, just to see what happens. It's more than they expect--and just what Jack and Miranda need.

With delightful characters, especially the little matchmakers, Boyle entices, tempts and teases her readers into laughing out loud and sighing with contentment. There's nothing quite so delightful as seeing a rake fall in love or watching an all-too-proper miss fall head over heels. Boyle does it to perfection, SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin