Like her brothers, Seonaid Dunbar
has been trained as a warrior. Fleeing
to a nearby abbey is not her style, but
it's the only way she can hide from her betrothed, Blake Sherwell, who hasn't cared about her for 10 yearsand hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Seonaid likes her independence and
will not meekly marry him now.
However, the warrior known to the English court as the Angel will not take no for an answer. But although Blake may capture Seonaid, he can't seem to keep her. She leads him on a merry chase involving weapons, sleeping powders, kisses and swords from one end of Scotland
to the other, until they find a way to catch each other.
This laugh-out-loud romp is akin to
eating an entire box of chocolatespure pleasure. Funny, sprightly and filled with snappy dialogue and sexy love scenes, The Chase is a light read with a dark side that will tug at your emotions even as you smile. SENSUAL (Dec., 380 pp., $6.99)