HER WARRIOR SLAVE
The backdrop of ancient Ireland adds
color to a conventional captive plot. Willingham's likable characters, classic story and underlying sexual tension make this a pleasant read.
Though she's to marry Davin, Iss is fascinated by Kieran. She hopes to convince the warrior to help her find her son Aidan who was stolen from her last summer. Kieran is far more attracted to Iseult than a slave should be, and even though Davin has promised him his freedom he believes he cannot give her what she needs. Iss wants to break her engagement and go with Kieran to find Aidan. But there are forces that will separate the lovers, and only a twist of fate can bring them back together. (Harlequin, Nov., 300 pp., $5.99)