Jonathan Parker has decided that it is time for him to marry, and he approaches marriage much as he would a business deal. It is obvious to him that Miss Regina Van Buren would make the perfect wife.

Regina runs the boarding house across the street and is often seen on the roof of her carriage house looking at the stars through her telescope. A suffragette, Regina feels strongly that a man like Jonathan would want to control his wife. She does not want to lose the freedom she has as a businesswoman.

When another suffragette is murdered, Regina plans to catch the killer by spying through her telescope. To protect her, Jonathan locks Regina in his house. She is furious and things get worse when she is seen by the reverend the next morning.

Her fate is sealed; she must marry Jonathan. But on their honeymoon, Regina learns that love and sex can change her life for the better. Yet, once they return home there is still a killer on the loose, stalking Regina.

Fans of Ms. Waddell will truly enjoy A STYLISH MARRIAGE. Her talent lies in creating strong women who are consistent with their times. This fast-paced, sexy tale will keep you glued to the pages. SENSUAL (Jun., 380 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager