A lady must know what she wants if she is going to get it and American heiress Margaret Van Allen knows what she wants: adventure and marriage to a man who loves her. So far the adventure has been in rather short supply, and the titled gentlemen determinedly pursuing her are only willing to marry the plump Maggie to get some of her father's money.

Trevor St. James has led a checkered life as a purveyor of Egyptian antiquities, but with his brother's death, Trevor has inherited a title, an estate in disrepair and a mountain of debts.

When Maggie's father suggests a marriage, Trevor finds the idea and the voluptuous Maggie appealing. But he knows that he will have his hands full trying to convince Maggie that he's offering love and adventure if he wants her to agree. Trevor doesn't believe in love, but he has no scruples about convincing Maggie that he does. Maggie is not easily convinced.

Ms. Guhrke has brought together an irresistible force and immovable object and the results are fireworks, chuckles and satisfied readers. Grab a copy of this fun-filled book with its heart-warming cast. SENSUAL (Apr., 421 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cindy Royce