James MacRae is one of the five handsome, charismatic MacRae brothers who give new meaning to the words Highland Lord.

Sent on a mission by his uncle to help an old friend, he and Riona McKinsey become friends. Riona is a strong-willed but dutiful young woman who is compromised by a cad while visiting Edinburgh. Now she must marry a man she does not love to save her reputation.

Along comes James and love. Riona does not really want to admit that she has fallen for James, but he's not reluctant at all about his pursuit. The trouble is how to get her to admit she's in love with him and to escape that unwanted betrothal.

Though not as emotionally intense or as densely plotted as many of her previous novels, THE IRRESISTIBLE MACRAE is a light-hearted, fun romance that pleases. The charming characters (especially the villain) are simply fun to watch as they play out their hands. This is the kind of story that delivers hours of pleasurable escape. SENSUAL (Dec., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin