After her brother Neds death in Portugal, Lady Emma Beaumont becomes his heir. But when she finds that Ned has named Alistair Chase as trustee of her fortune, she is incensed.

Though they were once childhood companions, and later lovers, Emma left Alistair standing at the altar. Each one still harbors past hurts and they have yet to forgive each other.

Although very charming, Alistair enrages Emma with his spiteful comments, provoking her to vow to find a man by Valentines Day. The charming Mr Paul Dennis seems to be a likely candidate.

Horribly jealous, Alistair cannot deny the passion that still flows between them. But Mr. Dennis is not what he seems and before long Emma and Alistair are caught up in a dangerous game of espionage that could possibly jeopardize Wellingtons campaign in Portugal.

One of the finest historical writers of the genre, Ms. Feather writes a tempestuous Regency romp just in time for Valentines Daysavor and enjoy. SENSUAL (Feb., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond