NIGHT THUNDER'S BRIDE
Karen Kays Blackfoot series continues with Night Thunder sworn to protect Rebecca, companion/maid to his friend White Eagles wife Katrina.
But Rebecca has been captured and Night Thunder must lie to his kinsmen by saying that Rebecca is his wife. He has promised to protect her until she is delivered back to his friend.
Rebecca, while in danger, has fantasies about meeting the man of her dreams at a formal dance. However, now she must pretend to be Night Thunders wife until they are free of their traveling companions.
Night Thunder and Rebecca realize that their close proximity night after night is building sexual tension that they are finding harder and harder to control.
There are many more problems on their journey, including visions of a long dead war party, Rebeccas prejudice against American Indian religion, Night Thunders promised wife.
Ms. Kays romance is curl your toes at times, but the moments seem inappropriate for the danger the lovers find themselves in and this detracts from the authenticity of the tale. SENSUAL (Aug., 368 pp., $5.99)