Captain Cole Amherst refuses to spy on his cousin Jonet Rowland for his uncle. However, a strong feeling of obligation and commitment compels Cole to agree to tutor Jonets children while on military leave.

Since her husbands suspicious death, Jonet has been scorned by the ton and gossip claims that she is the one responsible for his poisoning.

Though she does not trust Cole, Jonet hires him to teach the children. As the danger surrounding them mounts, Cole and Jonet work to protect her children and begin to fall in love.

Coles deep faith and sense of honor are at odds with Jonets gossiping and flaunting her lover to society. But both he and Jonet have to learn to trust as the web of intrigue draws them tightly in its grasp.

Liz Carlyle crafts a well-written mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Her strong characters and in-depth characterization added to the colorful backdrop and powerful intrigue secure Ms. Carlyle a place among the rising stars of romance. SENSUAL (May, 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin