MASTER OF CRAVING
Tabke's alpha heroes and strong-
willed women captivate. Her third Blood Sword Legacy novel is a powerful battle-of-wills love story that resonates with the atmosphere of the era and simmering passion, betrayals and politics that add depth to a stirring tale.
Fiercely independent and outspoken, Arian had been on her way to meet her betrothed when Stefan saved her, and she extracts a vow from him that her virtue will remain intact. Even when clothed and fighting heated verbal battles, there is a simmering sexual tension between them. Arian craves Stefan's touch, but he cannot surrender until his men are safe and he can prove to Arian that she is the woman meant for him. (POCKET, Jun., 380 pp., $6.99)