THE HELLION AND THE HIGHLANDER
Sands is at her best in the third Devil of the Highland novel. Her delightful story, featuring highly emotional characters, is filled with honor and passion and laced with Sands' hallmark wit and sensuality. This one's a keeper!
Returning Crusader Scotsman Kade Stewart suffers a head injury that leaves him with blurred vision. He's recuperating at the home of his friend, Will Montague, where Averill, Will's sister, nurses him. Thinking he's unconscious, Averill talks to him, telling him how the men her father is trying to marry her to insult her because of her red hair and the tiny birthmark on her cheek.
Unlike the English, Kade finds her looks and personality delightful and falls in love with her. Averill is attracted to Kade and is ecstatic when he proposes. But she can't understand why he's suddenly avoiding her. In truth, he's concerned about several murders and attempts on his life. Once the killer is unmasked, Kade and Averill give free rein to their passions. (AVON, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)