Staid, practical Kathryn Goodale Bright takes her sisters' advice and enters the Great Continental Race for excitement as much as the prize money. Unable to do it alone, she reluctantly asks her late husband's protégé, Lord James Bennett, for aid.

James cannot turn down his mentor's widow, especially when she's as determined as she is beautiful. He's never forgotten the kiss he stole from her long ago—and neither has she.

Following a set of clues and an old map, they travel to a castle on an island off the coast of New England and onto a steamer sailing to Europe. Along the way they become entangled in the lives of the other contestants, making friends and enemies, bringing lovers together and finding themselves caught in their own game of adventure and passion, where falling in love is a prize worth more than gold.

You'll be in for an exhilarating ride when you cast away with Kate and Jim. The marvelous characters, nonstop pace and exciting twists and turns of the race and their relationship will keep you up all night and loving it. Law mixes adventure and passion to perfection, and readers come out the winners. SENSUAL (Oct., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin