A WILD PURSUIT
The ton has branded Lady Beatrix Lennox as unmarriageable due to a youthful indiscretion. But when she's invited to Esme Rawlings' house party, she finds the man she wants to marry: Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the Earl of Spade.
Stephen would prefer a more docile, innocent bride, but Beatrix challenges him to try something wild and uninhibited. While Beatrix and Stephen play out their game of love, Esme has her hands full with her onetime lover and present gardener, Sebastian. Though she tries to be the perfect lady, Esme finds it difficult to forget her passionate love for him, and Sebastian pursues her with a desire that's hard to resist.
You'll succumb to James' incredible storytelling, her deeply passionate characters and their love stories. As a fan of the series, I was utterly enchanted with this sensual tale of two pairs of lovers and the added Shakespearean innuendo and wit. As intelligent and thought-provoking as it is sexy and humorous, A Wild Pursuit will have you wild with anticipation for the next Eloisa James. SENSUAL (Mar., 416 pp., $6.99)