Yves Saint Roux, an illegitimate de Sayerne, is offered legitimacy if he champions a nobleman's widow and reclaims her property.

Although tempted, Yves refuses. Then he meets the widow. Lovely Gabrielle Perricaut convinces the reluctant knight by promising her hand in marriage. Gabrielle's passion for her imprisoned son, Thomas, and her willingness to fight alone to save the boy's life move Yves' heart.

Believing Yves is only interested in the reward and title, she makes this a marriage in name only. But as the couple fight to regain her home, they learn to respect one another. How to renege on a promise without losing dignity?

In the third and final book in this wonderful trilogy, Ms. Delacroix's crisp writing style and attention to detail blends into a heart-warming medieval filled with characters who are very human and likable. SENSUAL (Apr., 350 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cyndie Dennis-Greer