Lord David Delacourt makes a horrible error when he mistakes Lady Cecilia for a woman of easy virtue. He kisses her and calls her Peaches before he is interrupted by her brother. Though David offers marriage, Cecilia rejects him, even when her brother-in-law, the reverend, tries to intervene.

Years later, David loses a bet to the reverend and must devote three months to working in a church mission--the mission where Cecilia devotes most of her time.

Cecilia has little use for David, but slowly comes to know him and view him in a better light. Just as they are becoming friends, the murders of two young women plunge them into the middle of an undercover police investigation.

The ever-talented Liz Carlyle brings us a romance that will appeal to amateur sleuth afficionados with its edge-of-the-seat suspense and a love story that merges seamlessly. SENSUAL (Mar., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin