The last time Alexander Scarston, Earl of Selbourne, saw Lucia Dashing was five years ago at the wedding of his brother and her sister. Now a grown woman, she literally takes his breath away with her beauty.

Since Lucia is betrothed, it's best that he keep his distance. But when Lucia's twin brother goes missing, Alex and Lucia embark on a dangerous journey to find him. Alex not only introduces her to his world as a spy for the Foreign Office but to sensuous pleasures in his bed.

With a mix of dangerous political intrigue, nicely drawn characters and some emotional intensity, Galen, in her debut romance, writes a sensual, entertaining read. SENSUAL. (May, 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond