Stuart Drake knows that what a woman wants and what she needs are two very different things. But what he needs is a fortune, and to get it he plans to marry heiress Susan Tratter.

The only thing standing in his way is her guardian, Charlotte Griffolino. Charlotte knows that Stuart is a rake and he proves it when he falls into her trap to seduce him. But she's caught when Stuart turns the tables.

They could play their sensual game, shocking society, but there is more at stake than just their pride. Charlotte's house is targeted by a thief; somebody is looking for something, but she has no idea what. Suddenly Susan disappears and Charlotte turns to Stuart for help. In exchange, he wants Charlotte in his bed.

Tension mounts as quickly as Stuart and Charlotte's passion in this exciting romantic suspense debut. This cleverly plotted book is filled with intelligent characters, twists and turns, sexually charged repartee and danger. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $3.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin