Fleur Monley awakens in a strange bed looking into the face of infamous rake Dante Duclairc. A stray bullet to her derriere put her there. Now Dante is the only one who can keep her out of her stepfather's hands.
When Dante meets Fleur, she's betrothed to his brother, who breaks the engagement because he will not accept a marriage in name only. Penniless, Dante is desperate to stand in for his brother and marry Fleur for her money.
Once he does, he finds it's difficult to share a home with a beautiful, intelligent, compassionate woman and not desire her. Dante plots to seduce his wife, as an unexpected enemy schemes to destroy them.
The fourth in Hunter's Seducer series, THE SINNER brings characters from the other volumes into this provocative story of seduction and danger, making for a nonstop read. Readers will sigh with pleasure as the sinner becomes saintly and love conquers all. There is a darkness, a poignancy and an emotional power to Hunter's writing that makes her a talent to treasure. SENSUAL (Jan., 400 pp., $5.99)