When twin brothers vow to claim an empire for their clan, they plan down to the smallest detail—except for falling in love, as Lachlan Maclean discovers when he plots to marry Lady Mairi Macdonald, the most powerful woman in the Isles. But everyone expects Mairi will wed the future king.

When they meet, they clash, but the sparks that fly between brazen Lachlan and sharp-tongued Mairi are set to burst into flame. Lachlan must convince Mairi that it is love, not a lust for power, that drives him to want her. But now that they have aroused a powerful ruler's hatred, can they survive his attack?

A vivid portrait of the outer isles and the rugged Middle Ages adds a marvelous touch to an already exciting romance between two strong enemies. Those who desire a lusty battle of wills will thrill to the lovers' personal feud and delight in their conquest of the evil that threatens them. Scott gives readers a marvelously rendered portrait of medieval Scotland, terrific characters and a dynamic story. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin