DESIRING THE HIGHLANDER
Once again Sinclair demonstrates her ability to touch readers' minds and hearts, keeping them enthralled. Her deft handling of her characters' emotional evolution, backed by her talent for presenting them in a plot that's both witty and sensual, is captivating.
Ellenor Howell's ruthless brother-in- law assumed her guardianship in order to marry her off for his personal gain. Now, Cole's arrival presents her with the opportunity for escape. Cole is far from amused to learn the "parcel" is Ellenor. The return trip is long and arduous but does have the desired effect on Cole, who frees himself from his walled emotions. As he and Ellenor become more tolerant of each other, their relationship undergoes several dramatic changes: Bitterness, angst, hate and love all occur as the story rushes toward an ideal conclusion. (Zebra, Dec., 352 pp., $6.99)