For his own reasons, William DeSeverin allows everyone to think he has died and takes on a new identity as Royce of Silloth. When he finds a woman beaten and near death, he brings her to his cottage.

With a healer's help he cares for her. The woman, who doesn't know what happened or who she is, chooses the name Isabel. Royce realizes that Isabel is a noblewoman— and his attraction to her keeps growing. Slowly Isabel regains her memory. But if she goes home, a war will be fought and many would die. Can she and Royce find happiness burying their pasts forever?

Brisbin takes the old "amnesia" plot in a different direction, providing a quick-paced story with engaging characters and a tender love story. SENSUAL (Mar., 304 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager