A THING OF BEAUTY
Bluestocking Belinda Croft reluctantly agrees to help her cousin Sissy debut. Belinda finds nothing of interest in a London Season, but when Sissy panics due to a blemish, Belinda must cure it with her special cream.
Determined to regain the title that the Prince Regent stripped from his family when his father married his unsuitable mother, Marcus Barrow agrees to investigate the remarkable cream that is the talk of the ton in ex-change for reclaiming the earldom.
Marcus and Belinda are perfect for one another, but Marcus is torn between his love for her and the fear that he will lose all hes sought if he, like his father, marries a woman the Regent considers unsuitable.
Witty and very wise Belinda is a marvelous heroine who will immediately captivate readers and she and Marcus, her ideal hero, make a truly engaging pair. The secondary characters appear a bit stock, but their attitudes, perfect for the era, enhance this light, funny and thoroughly entertaining romance. SENSUAL (Oct., 350 pp., $5.99)