Proper bluestocking Lady Edwina Ross would never consider seducing London's most notorious rake if it weren't to save her friend from a blackmailer. She needs the scandalous Prescott Devane to pose as her fiance to unmask the villain. How to convince him to come to her aid? Seduce him, of course!

Few know of Prescott's inner torment. His childhood haunts him in his darkest moments, and only Edwina seems to understand what he feels. Only she brings out the best in him.

Edwina knows she's courting scandal with her "betrothal." Just being near Prescott sets her heart pounding and her blood boiling. It's no wonder their passions explode, and though they'll never lose sight of their mission, the love that grows between them is worth any risk.

Robins' talent grows with each new book, and she shines here with a deeply emotional, sensual romance that delves into the darkest recesses of the human soul while keeping a fast pace and a lively romance. SENSUAL (May, 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin