King Henry II orders Draven de Montague, Earl of Ravenswood to bring his enemys daughter, Emily Hugh, into his home for a year in which to help establish peace. Draven has little patience for any woman and even less for his foes lovely, spirited daughter.

But Emily is forbidden fruit and though Draven has vowed never to harm her, she tempts him with her beauty and intellect, challenging him to keep his promise.

Emily holds cherished dreams of love and chivalry and a knight in shining armor. Draven is not a likely hero. But Emily is determined to turn the brooding knight into a man who can laugh and love.

Setting out to seduce him makes for a lively clash of wills and a delightfully entertaining tale. Like a minstrel, Kinley MacGregor weaves a spell over her audience, bringing engaging characters, a colorful backdrop and most importantly, a purely romantic love story to the fore. Youll smile, sigh and enjoy yourself immensely. SENSUAL (Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin