Having risen through hard work to a place of wealth and power, Zachary Bronson lacks an inherited title. He needs a wife with a proper family name in order to attain status in London society. Only a very special woman will do.

Then he accidentally meets Lady Holly Taylor, a lovely widow, still grieving for her husband. One kiss convinces Zachary that Holly is the woman he needs, not only to give him the respect he desires, but also to ignite his passion.

Holly has always complied with societys rules and her heart still belongs to her late husband, so when Zachary offers her a position as his housekeeper and teacher to his mother and sister, she surprises herself by accepting the outlandish proposal.

After moving with her young daughter into the overwhelming Bronson mansion, she discovers abilities she never knew she possessed and a passion she had never known existed. Yet, as she comes to terms with her grief, her newfound self and Zacharys love, she puts herself and her reputation at risk. But is it worth taking a chance to fulfill a dream?

Lisa Kleypas knows how to make a readers dreams come true with a beautifully rendered story of a woman who has had one perfect love and discovers that she can love again, finding new dreams and another side to her personality. There is passion, romance and a lesson to be learned all rolled into the pages of a marvelous love story by a truly talented writer. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin