Skilled in diplomacy, Roman Forbes (AKA the Wolf) is sent across Scotland's border to bargain David MacAulay's life in exchange for a valuable sapphire and diamond necklace.

While waiting at an inn, Roman meets a plump, winsome barmaid, Betty, and though she is not his type, he finds himself attracted to her.

Later that night, unable to remain awake to guard the necklace, Roman falls asleep. He is awakened later by thieves, but he soon discovers that someone was there first, a mysterious person know as the Shadow.

Suspicious of Betty's strange behavior, Roman begins watching her every move. Betty is not all she seems. Known also as Tara O'Flynn, she is an enigma to Roman, an elusive, multi- faceted wisp of a women with dark secrets of her own.

Time and again, Roman will risk his life for her despite her continuous lies and bizarre masquerades. When David's life hangs in the balance, Tara and Roman must risk one last dangerous charade to save him in an attempt which may very well cost them their lives.

Ms. Greiman has penned a lively romp brimming with intrigue and adventure. Though predictable and convoluted, fans will enjoy the return of familiar characters. SENSUAL (Apr., 376 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Lizabelle Cox