As the illegitimate daughter of a prince and a courtesan, Lucia has been forced to live in boarding schools, but she's not gone quietly. After one scandal too many, her frustrated father calls on England's premier diplomat, Sir Ian Moore, to find his wayward daughter a husband.

Ian is serious about his work, and he should be pleased when droves of eager young suitors vie for Lucia's hand. But he's not. Ian is attracted to her, and Lucia finds him wildly interesting and easy to love.

But Ian believes her scandalous reputation is based on truth, and Lucia wonders what will happen when he discovers that she's innocent in the ways of love.

Guhrke expertly blends her signature humor, charm and heady sensuality so smoothly that you'll be captivated from the very beginning. The author plays on your heartstrings -- and you will love every moment. SENSUAL (Jun., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin