As a young woman, Janet Leslie believed she would marry Neil Forbes, even though he is the bastard son of the Braemoor clan, But her father convinced Neil that his bad blood made their marriage impossible.

Janet wed another, believing that Neil had betrayed their love. Yet, when her husband dies of unexplained causes, she must turn to Neil for help. She has to protect her infant son and her husbands three daughters.

Against his better judgment, Neil helps Janet and becomes enmeshed in her family problems. Hes nearly assassinated by an honorable outlaw with much to hide.

Thrust together after so many years they realize their desires have not dimmed. More than anything Neil wants to love and protect Janet and her family. Can he turn traitor to his country or to his heart?

Patricia Potter knows how to play on the heartstrings and she makes marvelous music in this poignant, tender, yet action-packed romance. The complexities of relationships, secrets, betrayal and murderous plots blend well in this spin-off from The Black Knave. SENSUAL (Jul., 423 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin