Readers have pleaded for Sue-Ellen Welfonder to bring back Sir Marmaduke Strongbow from her debut, Devil in a Kilt. Now the battle-scarred warrior meets his match in Lady Linnet's sister, Caterine Keith, who needs a champion to fend off her unwanted suitors.

Caterine may not want a man in her life, but Marmaduke, with his fearsome face, is just the man for the job. His inner beauty, strength and courage will tear down the walls she has built around her heart. Marmaduke might pledge to be a pretend husband to Caterine, but he plans to be her true mate. He'll seduce her with tenderness just to prove that passion and love mean gaining power, not losing it.

Emotionally intense, highly sensual, loaded with romance and peopled with unforgettable characters, this tale by Ms. Welfonder will leave an indelible mark on readers' hearts and minds. Marmaduke is a hero to dream about and you'll be as much under his sensual spell as Caterine, longing to change places with her and become a true part of this magical love story. Ms. Welfonder secures her place as a writer on the way to stardom. VERY SENSUAL (Jan., 352 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin