Gypsy Princess Catriona is torn between love and honor. An evil man has kidnapped her baby brother. The ransom? Betray the boy king, James of Scotland.
Cat goes to the palace hoping to discover the identity of her blackmailer before her deadline. The last thing she needs is to draw the attention of the vigilant captain of the guard, Haydan Hawk MacGowan, an old acquaintance.
Hawk is wary of Cat's sudden appearance. She is too mysterious, too friendly with the king and too desirable. Men can't seem to keep their wits in her presence, including him.
Love is unwelcome on either side, but undeniable. Finally, Cat is forced to act and Hawk must choose between his duty and the woman he loves. Betrayal, treachery and romance all combine in this gripping, adventurous tale written by a skilled writer. Book four in Lois Greimans Highland Bride series is a welcome addition and an emotional, romantic triumph. SENSUAL (Feb., 350 pp., $5.99)