When Lord Rannulf Bedwyn rescues Judith Law from a carriage accident, she takes full advantage of being unchaperoned and sets out to experience one night of passion in a man's arms.

However, fate has a way of meddling in their lives. As one of England's most handsome and wealthy bachelors, Rannulf comes to court Judith's cousin and the two meet again. Neither has forgotten the incredible night they shared. This time, Rannulf isn't about to let the lovely lady get away so easily. Rannulf sets a sexy game in motion, wooing Judith with promises of pleasure and lasting love. Should she run away from temptation or straight toward it?

Mary Balogh has based each book in her latest series on one-night stands and their ramifications. Yet each tale is made different and refreshing by the characters. The sensual byplay and repartee, and a truly passionate cat-and-mouse game, make for a pleasurable read. Balogh knows what readers want and she delivers. SENSUAL (May, 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin