People never knew if Fia Merrick was born bad or turned bad by her ruthless father. But there was never a doubt that she was a woman to be reckoned with.

At an early age, Fia learned to guard her thoughts and heart, fearful others would perceive her as weaksomething she could never be. Only once did she want to give her love, but Thomas McClairen broke her dreams and left her heart hardened.

Now, Thomas returns for Fia, to abduct her from England and bring her home to Scotland. Using all of her seductive wiles, Fia plans to ruin Thomas, but the old passion reignites and she is torn between memories of the past, her cold-hearted fathers teachings and her desire for love.

Fia will learn the power of love as an old secret reveals the truth of her past, bringing this trilogy to a full circle in the last, and perhaps best, of the McClairens Isle trilogy.

I have been impatiently waiting for THE RAVISHING ONE since I first met Fia, wondering how Ms. Brockway was going to turn a spoiled bad girl, raised by a treacherous father, into a heroine Id like.

With her usual skill and marvelous gift for storytelling, she has given us an unforgettable, empowered woman to admire and a keeper for our bookshelves. Few authors have Ms. Brockways ability to craft characters so beautifully and write so eloquently as to enthrall readers so easily. Bravo! SENSUAL (Jul., 370 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin