In this story of a forbidden love between a pampered miss and
an Indian warrior, Bailey sets her romance in the midst of the Iroquois Confederation as the English and the French battle over North America. The romance is tepid at best, and the history a little too much.
Hired as a scout to take a small party north, Black Eagle is attracted to Marissa Jameson's brave spirit and beauty, and she's fascinated by his gentleness and courage, which is unlike anything she's ever seen from white men. Their attraction is immediate and forbidden, but it's unstoppable.
Their journey north is plagued with suspicious accidents that put Marissa in constant peril. When Black Eagle realizes she's the target, the lovers flee and take shelter with his tribe. But even there, war and the machinations of her greedy guardian find them. (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 304 pp., $7.99)