The First in the Talisman Ring Series introduces the handsome, rakish Brandon St. John. It is said that the Talisman Ring holds magic power, and whoever has it will find true love.

Though in possession of the ring, Brandon does not believe in such nonsense. But destiny has a way of turning a nonbeliever into a believer. It is up to Brandon to save his younger brother, Chase, from the clutches of Lady Verena Westforth. A young widow, Verena isn't what he first expected. She is different from any other woman he has known— lovely, intelligent and possessed of a sense of humor that intrigues him.

A sensual man, Brandon brings out sensations Verena hasn't felt for a long time. Circumstances draw them together to find a list of names for the government that has fallen into the wrong hands. Their hunt could have dire consequences and could possibly result in their deaths.

With plenty of sexual tension and humor (Verena's light-fingered butler is a hoot), readers will eagerly await the next book of the series. VERY SENSUAL (Mar., 370 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond