Johanna Lindsey makes a triumphant return to Regency England with another glorious tale about the incomparable, lively and lusty Malory family.

When Kelsey Langton discovers that her family is in debt she agrees to be "sold" at an auction in a high class brothel to raise the money they need to stave off debtor's prison and save the family honor.

It is just her luck that notorious rake Lord Derek Malory is in the audience, and though Derek has no thought of "rescuing a damsel in distress," he cannot allow the vicious Lord Ashford to buy the lovely girl. He outbids his rival and purchases her as his mistress.

Derek has no idea of Kelsey's background and is stunned to find his "purchase" is a refined woman of wit, intelligence, grace and innocence. He decides to woo her as his mistress, but he never expects to fall in love with her and want her for his wife.

Because of the assumed difference in social status and her situation, Kelsey refuses to be his bride, but Derek will defy his family and convention to win his heart's desire. With the rest of the Malory clan working with him, Derek begins to wear down Kelsey's resolve.

Since Love Only Once, readers have fallen in love with the Malorys and their adventures. Only an author with magic at her fingertips could pen such a delightful, warm-hearted romance with a hero as wonderful, sexy, honorable and "kissable" as Derek. Once again Johanna Lindsey wins the hearts and minds of her readers with a story that will remain in their thoughts forever. SENSUAL (Nov., 352 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin