In this tale of revenge and redemption, Rowanne Vaudry is desperate to escape her captor and his greedy plans to claim her estate by forcing her to marry his son. But at the moment, she feels more likely to be killed by the vicious bandits who now hold her at their mercy.

Brandt Le Revenant, a knight of the Crusades, is happy to be returning home to England. But that is not to say he will allow marauders to terrorize travelers on the road.

Charging to the rescue, he easily dispatches the bandits. Brandt cant help feeling attracted to the fair-haired beauty he rescues, but he cant believe her wild claim that she is the true owner of his new home, Irthing Keep.

At night, the attraction between them is strong, but by day, secrets separate them. What will the temperamental Rowanne do when she discovers who Brandt really is?

Linda Lea Castle writes an engaging story that is a fast read. She handles characters and their interaction well, and I am looking forward to more from this talented author. SENSUAL (Jan., 320 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gabrielle Pantera