A USEFUL AFFAIR
In order to save her parents from debtors prison, Hattie Wall is forced to marry a wealthy merchant, Mr. Bernard Leggit. The despicable, old and dangerous Leggit takes delight in showing off his young and beautiful wife in order to be accepted by the ton.
When Leggit compels Hattie to dally with the socially prominent and handsome Marquis of Granville, the marquis plays along for his own reasons. But when they discover their love for one other, Granville must keep Hattie safely away from her murderous husband.
With a complex storyline, Cameron manages to bring all her characters into play for an enjoyable and often compelling read. SENSUAL (Mar., 394 pp., $6.99)