Driven by tales of the legendary Midnight Shadow, Lady Bria Delaney vows to save her people by driving the ruthless tyrant Lord Terran Knowles away. She plagues he and his men night after night.

Bria is surprised to find that Terran has become a suitor for her hand in marriage and that he is too attractive to ignore.

Terran wants Bria for his bride and he wants the Midnight Shadow in his dungeon. He does not know that his beloved is the key to his quest and he is torn by his vow to protect his land, his family and his overwhelming desire for Bria.

Surrounded by treachery and an unknown enemys vicious schemes, Bria and Terran get caught in a tangled web of deceit. Somehow the Midnight Shadow and justice must prevail against an insidious evil threatening to destroy them all.

Part-highwayman, part-adventure romance, this entertaining novel is sure to please both medieval romance readers and anyone seeking a light, captivating adventure. Laurel ODonnell captures the essence of the period as well as the excitement and sheer romance of the Middle Ages. SENSUAL (Jun., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin