The last book in Gaelen Foleys Ascension trilogy is a wildly adventurous and sexy tale where it takes a hellion to tame a rake and a rake to charm a hellion.

In true Robin Hood-style, Lady Daniela Dani Chiaramonte robs the coaches of the rich to save her estate from the greedy tax collector. But one moonlit night she chooses the wrong coachthe one belonging to Crown Price Raphael.

Rafe chases the elusive rogue and finds himself at Danis door, staring into the eyes of a beautiful young woman and earnestly wondering who she is.

He is unsuspecting of her true identity until she attends his birthday ball and is exposed as the highwayman. But instead of hanging the bold robber, he proposes quite another form of punishmentmarriage.

As they play out their cat-and-mouse game, neither is aware of the murderous plot that surrounds the court, which if successful, would usurp the throne. Unknowingly Dani falls into the traitors trap, but only she is able to free the royal family and save the kingdom and her love for Rafe.

Pulse pounding adventure, thrilling repartee and breathless passion swirl around the reader as they devour another delicious morsel form the multi-talented Ms. Foley. Readers will be sorry to see the last of the de Fiores and their magical kingdom. SENSUAL (On-sale Feb., 380 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin