If this first book in a new series sets the stage for what's to come, then readers can expect even more delightful, madcap, sensual adventures. Hawkins takes a fiery Scot lass and a wastrel lord and puts them together in a match made in, well, not heaven, but one that's heated, exciting and touching. Hawkins excels at taking tried-and-true plotlines and turning them into fresh, vibrant books.

Fiona MacLean swore she'd never see Black Jack Kincaid again, but the possibility of a bloody clan feud has her plotting to abduct Jack and drag him to the church. Jack has never stopped loving Fiona, but he's none to happy to awaken to find he has a wife, one who claims she pregnant with his child. Though Jack may intellectually understand Fiona's scheme to stop their clans from killing one another, he's furious with her methods. However, he sees this as an opportunity to redeem himself in Fiona's eyes.

It's simple to rekindle the passion they once shared and give her the child she desires, but it's not as easy to win her trust and keep the tenuous peace between their families until the surprising truth is revealed. (Pocket, Feb., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin