Widowed Laura Gardeyne lives with her young son, Harry, at Caldfort House, home of her father-in-law. She suspects that her brother-in-law, the Reverend Jack Gardeyne, wants her son dead so he can be his grandfather's only heir.
When an unexpected visitor from Laura's past, the handsome and elegant Sir Stephen Ball, arrives, he offers to help Laura keep her son safe.
A disturbing letter that hints of another possible heir sends them on a hunt, not only for the heir, but also into their innermost thoughts and desires for one another. Beverley is a master who sets the tone for a wickedly sensual romance. SENSUAL (May, 384 pp., $6.99)