by Thea Devine

November 2004
ISBN: 0-7582-0403-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

Angilee Rosslynís ambitious father brings her to London hoping to marry off the high-spirited young South American miss to the powerful Viscount Wroth. But the very thought is repugnant to Angilee. Cleverly realizing the high importance her would-be groom places upon her virginity, the headstrong Angilee heads off to a brothel, hoping to pay someone to deflower her.

Kyger Galliard is on a secret mission to find the truth behind the recent murder of Tony Venable, a highly popular rising politician slotted to become the next Prime Minister. His investigations lead him to the brothel of Bullhead Manor where in a sexually comic turn of tables, heís propositioned by the beautiful but determined Angilee. After an unforgettable night of passion, they go their separate ways, but neither is fully able to forget the other.

While Kygerís investigation into the repeated occurrence of the number seven in connection to Venableís death mires him ever deeper in a heady but disturbing world of sex and danger, Angilee also finds herself in dire straits. Only by helping each other can they escape the web of lies and deceit surrounding them. But is that even possible?

Thea Devine is par master at spinning tales that are a heady combination of deadly danger and deepening desires. So is the case with Sensation. There is nothing simple about either the tale or the central characters. Kyger, whoís still somewhat in love with his brotherís wife and new to the spy game, is par master at the art of lovemaking and it is this contradictions which makes him interesting. Angilee at first comes across as a spoilt brat but becomes more palatable as readers are made to understand the desperate situation she finds herself in. Together these two set the pages on fire but suspense comes from the distrust that plagues them outside of the bedroom. Devine skillfully constructs a story of explosive passion and budding love while maintaining an ever-intriguing thread of a perplexing murder mystery. A devious plot, some humor and breathless eroticism snares the read deep into the tale and renders this tale simply unforgettable.

Reviewed in April 2005 by Rashmi.

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