Legend proclaims that as the millennium approaches, the land of Alderich will be taken from the present rulers, the Rune family, by their sworn enemy the Leonhart clan.

Serath Rune has grown up knowing this day would come, but she never expects a Leonhart to arrive at the convent just as she is making her escape.

Rafael Leonhart has learned the same legend and anticipates the day he can claim his birthright. Kidnapping Serath for ransom is part of his plan, but being captivated by his enemys daughter is not what he expects.

Serath, too, feels a strong attraction for Rafael, despite everything she knows about the savage Leonharts. She also knows that her grandfather cares nothing for her and will not pay any ransom to set her free.

Their sensual attraction is more powerful than hatred; there is no denying that they were meant for one another but the legend and their families struggle for power still stand between them.

Sharon Abis fascinating romance will hold readers spellbound. Its magical qualities create a fairytale read for grownupsone that will no doubt find a place on many keeper shelves. SENSUAL (On-sale Feb., 374 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin