Lady Mary Maureen Fairchild prays that Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, does not remember the first time they met: the night she committed a murder. It is now 10 years later and she is no longer a pretty, impetuous child, but a prim and proper housekeeper.

Sebastian certainly recalls Maureen and he uses his knowledge to force her into posing as his fianc and gaining entrance into her relatives' home, a place she swore never to see again. Sebastian is determined to reclaim a stolen diary and if he must intimidate Maureen into agreeing with his plan, then he will. Though reluctant, Maureen complies and once back in her ancestral home she finds that there are more secrets and dark passions to uncover and a great love to find.

Christina Dodd is an exciting writer whose skill and inventiveness leave one breathless. A WELL PLEASURED LADY is a pleasure to read and savor for its delicious story and delectable hero. SENSUAL (Aug., 375 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin