When Simon Belleville, the head of her Majesty's Morality and Vice Commission, finds innocent Christine Tremayne imprisoned in the attic of a brothel, he sends her to finishing school, not jail. Simon has no idea why he would jeopardize his dream of a political career to protect a young girl. But once he does, his life will never be the same.

Christine's love of animals, and her unorthodox, sometimes unladylike, but always charming behavior makes her unique. When Simon learns that a nobleman wants to make her his mistress, he whisks her off to his country estate.

This is an absolutely enchanting romance filled with enchanting pets (her cat and his dog), an emotional subplot centering on Simon's sister, and important lessons about being true to one's self. Always ready to take on new challenges in her writing, Hope Tarr has given us a book to savor. SENSUAL (Sep., 320 pp., $5.99)

EDITORS' NOTE: This review is for the original publication of this title, published by Jove in September 2002. The novel has since been re-released by the author, it was self-published in February 2012.

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin