"It is with true love as it is with a ghost, everyone talks about it, but few have seen it." That's what Andrew Terwilliger, Earl of Dugdale, the last remaining bachelor of the Terrible Threesome, believes. He's determined to stay clear of wedded bliss, until he encounters Miss Olivia Banning snooping around his bedroom and steals a kiss.

Olivia accompanies her aunt Agatha to London in search of the ghost of Agatha's long-ago suitor, Lord Pinkwater, whom she is positive resides in Andrew's house. Olivia merely is hunting the ghost when she's caught in Andrew's arms and compromised. There is only one way to avoid scandal: marriage.

Though he's a reluctant bridegroom, Andrew finds his wife enchanting, intelligent and desirable, and Olivia can't deny that she's fallen in love with him. Could Lord Pinkwater's ghost truly have pushed them together?

This beguiling romance steals your heart with its hint of otherworldly mischief and utterly charming characters. Grey certainly lifts your spirits and lights up the pages with humor and passion. SENSUAL (Dec., 350 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin