Moore's medieval starts on an exciting note and maintains that sensation over the course of the whole book. She's created a great hero and heroine who take on a vile, well-written villain, and the love scenes, even though they're mild, add a great deal to the story.
Finn is no knight in shining armor, he's a lowly thief who comes to a maiden's aid. Now he must do the same for his brother, who has been imprisoned by Lord Wimarc, the same man who ordered Lizette's abduction. When Lizette learns Finn's situation, she's compassionate and offers to help. They pretend to be newlyweds to get into the castle to aid Finn's brother and to find out why the lord wanted Lizette kidnapped. But their pretense goes awry when both are drawn into a sensual net. (HQN, Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)