Like the women of her clan, Kate MacCarran possesses fairy powers-- in her case, the ability to hold men spellbound. This enables Kate, a loyal Jacobite, to become the spy "Katie Hell," who is adept at gleaning information from British officers.

But one man stands in her way--Alec Fraser, a Scotsman and redcoat who inadvertently captures Kate. He needs to get her to Edinburgh before she casts her spell on him.

Kate has seduced many men but none as fascinating as Alec, or as dangerous to her heart, since he appears to be the only man immune to her charms. Their journey takes many a wild turn as Kate does her best to escape and Alec tries to keep a tight rein on his desires.

Passions sizzle and loyalties are tested in Gabriel's delightfully spirited tale that blends magic, romance and history into one charmer of a book. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin