Cleopatra Frazer, an Egyptologist, now finds herself in dreary Scotland assisting her father's patron with opening a new museum. The museum will showcase Cleopatra and her father's discoveries from in the Middle East, particularly secret treasures from the tomb of Alexander the Great.

In addition to fighting her selfish and not very talented father, Cleo also fights against her constant attraction to fellow archeologist and American Azrael David Evans. Angel Evans did not know that Cleo was a virtuous young girl of only 16 when he seduced her 10 years earlier during a dig in Egypt. Now they play a cat-and-mouse game of passion and intrigue in Scotland, while the Hoplites, a secret organization pledged to guard the tomb of Alexander, attempt to either steal the treasure, or kill Cleo and her father in retribution for raiding the tombs.

Sizemore delivers a sizzling, adventurous romance with quick-witted, capable characters who care as deeply for each other as they do the past that binds them. SENSUAL (Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Michell Phifer