In this latest in the Bedegrayne family saga, Brock returns from India, hoping he isn't too late to win the love of his life, Lady Amara Claeg. Brock had to flee London when he mortally wounded Amara's brutal fiancé, Lord Cornley.

These events left Amara withdrawn and uncertain of love. Brock's reappearance in her life and his legendary temper renew catastrophic memories. She also wants to evade another attempt by her parents to marry her to stranger Conte Prola.

To complicate matters even more, neither Brock nor Amara can resist their need for one another; their encounters careen along the cliff's edge of scandal.

A satisfying Regency flavor laced with emotional power, a bit of family hijinks and the quintessential happy ending make this another jewel in Pierce's bestseller crown. SENSUAL (May, 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger