When her fiance's "dead" wife reappears days before her wedding, Katherine Fleming's reputation is ruined. The only way to avoid a scandal is to accept her fiance's brother's proposal.

The instant Dominic Mallory spies Katherine, he's attracted to her. So when his brother begs him to marry her to save them all from scandal, he agrees. He may be a notorious womanizer, but he's still a man of honor, and who can resist a woman as lovely as Katherine?

The heated passion that flames between them is much more than Katherine expects, and though they might have married to keep the gossips away, their marriage becomes a power- ful bond. But will they fall victim to a coldhearted plot to destroy not only their love but their lives as well.

Petersen (aka Red Sage author Jess Michaels) makes her Avon debut with a love story bordering on erotic romance that will appeal to Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn fans. Not only does her story sizzle, the strong characters and equally appealing, fast-paced plot will keep you hooked as well. Be on the lookout for more from this exciting new voice. VERY SENSUAL (Oct., 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin