When Jack Fortescu sets out to win, he wins, and when he decides to destroy his enemy, he ruins him completely, taking control of the man's possessions—including his sister, Arabella.

Arabella can either leave her home or agree to a marriage of convenience with Jack. She wonders why he wants her when he can have any other woman. What drives this enigmatic man and whose name does he call out in his dreams?

Arabella must discover the truth, because she is falling in love with Jack and suspects he feels more for her than lust or passion. Her search leads to a dangerous mission, over the English Channel and straight into the clutches of Madame Guillotine.

Feather's prose radiates power and intense emotion. Her well-drawn characters come to life as exciting historical events thrust them into danger. This is what historical romance is all about: The ideal blend of passion, people and history that Feather provides makes her one of the best. SENSUAL (Apr., 430 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin