The gifted Suzanne Enoch steps up to the big time with this frothy concoction of Regency delight.

Lucien Balfour, sixth Earl of Kilcairn Abbey, is desperate. Legally responsible for the debut and marriage of his despised cousin, he needs a companion for the girl who will teach her how to go on in the social whirl. Miss Alexandra Beatrice Gallant seems like the answer to his prayers.

Miss Gallant, branded a tart by a lascivious ex-employer and his wife, has landed in the household of the most notorious rake in England. Can she steer her way to safety and at the same time fulfill her obligation to her charge? The greater challenge, however, will be to repel the advances of one of the most charming rogues in historical fiction. Can she overcome her hearts longings?

This sparkling duel of hearts is a readers delight, brimming with sharp, excellent wit, burning passion and enough tender emotion to melt the hardest heart. SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer