Colonel Colin Maitland would rather face Napoleon's entire army than tell Rosalyn Wellborne that he has bought her estate.

Rosalyn refuses to leave just because an upstart colonel throws his money around. That leaves them with only one solution: marriage, so they can both have the house.

Neither wishes to be married to each other—until Lord Lotus promises Colin a seat in Parliament if he weds Rosalyn. What follows is a wooing, an elopement, the rescue of a fox and the healing of old wounds.

Maxwell combines wit, wisdom and humor with grace and cleverness. Her memorable and delightful characters shine when placed amid the country society setting. The sexual tension simmers below the surface until it explodes into passion. The added attraction of some charming animals and children in the story gifts readers with more joy. A delicious treasure to read time and again. SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin