It isnt easy being a dukes second son, and Rafael Michelangelo Bencroft is desperate to get away from his domineering sire. When he makes a killing in a card game he seizes the opportunity to escape, but what hes won is an estate in near ruin, occupied by a sharp-tongued vixen who stirs his ire and his passion.

Felicity Harrington refuses to believe that her brother gambled away their ancestral home, leaving her and her younger sister destitute. It rankles when Rafe is kind to them, but she has no option but to accept his helping hand.

Felicity agrees to be Rafes housekeeper while he rebuilds her home and searches for a buyer. Meanwhile, she searches for a position elsewhere.

Rafe is surprised at the satisfaction that rebuilding his property brings him, and at the completeness he feels when Felicity is by his side.

Scared of his treacherous feelings, he escalates his efforts to find a buyer, but love has other plans for the couple.

Adventurous, humorous and romantic, TAMING RAFE is a heart-warming novel filled with vivid characters and exciting historical details. SENSUAL (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Maria C. Ferrer