Arion de Morgan inherits an earldom and half of the Isle of Shot from his ruthless uncle. The ownership and rule of the island is disputed by the Scots who live there. When a band of Vikings invade Arions land, his people ask for help.

Once there, Arion encounters clan leader Lauren MacRae who agrees to join him in fighting their common enemy.

It is inevitable that Lauren and Arion fall in love, but it is their divided people who threaten their love even more than the Vikings. The Scots await Laurens betrothed to come to the rescue and rid them of the invaders and Arion, while the English allow their mistrust to cloud their reason.

Shana Abi has created an unforgettable pair of star-crossed lovers caught in an age-old feud, while beautifully evoking the misty isle and the historical backdrop. She truly makes us believe we are part of this wondrous tale. SENSUAL (Jun., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin