Society dubs Vergil Duclairc "The Saint." Few know that he is a man of deep passions and dark secrets. American Bianca Kenwood arrives in England determined to confront her guardian, Duclairc, and demand money to study opera. They mix like oil and water: Bianca is a defiant, independent colonial and Duclairc the consummate nobleman.
He has the audacity to forbid her from performing, drags her to his country home, then refuses to give her either her money or her freedom.
Hunter never fails to deliver a pulse-pounding, sexual story that grips your heart and soul. There are secrets and family ties, blackmail and murder, and it all comes to a head in a stunning climax. Her deep knowledge of the human heart is what makes her a superb storyteller. Hunter is a writer who compels, fascinates and captivates; you have everything you read historical romance for right here. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)