More than a year has passed, and distinguished war hero Max Leighton cannot forget the magical Isle of Cyrene and the one passionate night he spent there with Caro Evers. Max believes that she is the spirit that saw him safely through the war.

Caro hasn't forgotten the night she willingly lost her innocence to Max. She and the ex-major meet again and return to Cyrene, where Max discovers that Caro is a member of a secret elite arm of the Foreign Office known as the Guardians.

A rescue mission takes them into danger in Algiers. But Max's personal mission is to tempt and torment Caro to surrender to their love.

With strong characters and masterful storytelling, Jordan brings together a man scarred by the ravages of war and a woman who is healer and warrior. A bit mystical and magical, this is a very sensual, passionate and compelling read. VERY SENSUAL (May, 432 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond