When Egan MacBain vows to protect the young widow Glenna MacKay on her journey home to the Borders, he is also making a promise to himself to win the woman he has loved for years. Egan gets his opportunity when Glenna must marry or lose her ancestral lands.

She is still grieving for her husband, but the strong, honorable warrior is winning her respect and something else. She finds it increasingly difficult to avoid her feelings for Egan and marries him, not only to protect her home, but to fill a yearning for a family.

Egan will not take an unwilling wife to bed and promises that Glenna will come to him of her own accord. That wicked promise fills her thoughts until the night Glenna decides to become Egans true wife. They discover a marvelous love that blossoms, as does their estate, until a jealous rival tries to destroy them.

Misunderstandings that are intelligently worked out, simmering sensuality and heated love scenes are beautifully blended into a predictable plot written in a fresh voice. SENSUAL (Sep., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin