Like his father and brother, Marcus Ryan Drake sails the seven seas, plundering Spanish vessels, and yet he dreams of dry land and a planters life. But first he must must avenge his brothers death by destroying the Spaniard known as El Condor.

Hes captured by a Spanish ship and overtakes it when a storm hits. While hes aware of the proud and arrogant Maria Liandra Ramirez, he doesnt realize that she is El Condors sister.

Politics make them enemies, but circumstances make them lovers. When El Condor catches them the tangled threads of their past soon ensnare them in new danger.

With a sensual, exciting, adventurous and sexy battle-of-wills love story that harkens back to the age of swashbucklers, Laura Renken gives us a fast-paced, one-night read. Ms. Renkens ability to delve deeply into her characters psychological makeup as well as an intriguing plotline make her a true standout among the rising stars. SENSUAL (Sep., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin