Patricia Grasso once more delivers a fast-moving story of opposites attracting, mistrust, and learning to love when loyalties are tested.

Lily Hawthorne, an 18-year-old daughter of a Boston tavern owner, is caught in the latest conflict between the British and the Americans. While disobeying her fianci she is kidnappedwhich was not part of the plan. Nor was falling in love with her captor.

James Armstrong, 14th Duke of Kinross, is bent on revenge. He wants to destroy the man responsible for the death of his older brother. Instead he is saddled with a slip of a girl and her disabled brother who he brings with him back to England.

Patricia Grasso brings her characters to life. From the moment that James and Lily meet, the sparks fly. They continually test each other with witty barbs. The war of words between James and Lily is an entertaining exchange that will leave you laughing and eagerly awaiting more from the talented Ms. Grasso. SENSUAL (Jul., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gabrielle Pantera