His loyalty to Lord Kenworth aside, Roland St. Marten is pleased to walk through Lelleford's gate and claim the castle forfeited by its owner Lord Hamelin's treachery.

The Lord's daughter, Eloise, was stunned when her father fled, amidst protestations of his innocence and orders to keep Lelleford safe. When she opens the gates to Kenworth's agent, and finds Roland on her doorstep, she is furious. But Roland looks forward to wielding his royal authority over the beauty who has long tempted and infuriated him—Eloise was his deceased brother's betrothed.

The clash of wills is inevitable, and so are the passions that slowly surface. Roland comes to respect Eloise's staunch love and loyalty, and she begins to see him as an honorable knight. But falling for her would destroy Roland's career, unless they prove her father's innocence.

Using the age-old theme "my enemy, my love," Anton weaves a spellbinding romance, rich in historical backdrop, fiery characters and sexual tension. SENSUAL (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin