With the promise of a laird title, Angus the Blood sets out to find a wife or he'll have to forfeit his castle. So far he's been unsuccessful and is on his way to seek the last possible bride when he falls under the spell of an astonishing healer.

Feared by the local clan, Birdi lives alone, with only the animals for company. With her poor eyesight she depends upon her other senses to warn her of trouble, but she's unprepared for Angus' determination to rescue her when she is wounded by his knife.

Circumstances force Angus to take Birdi with him on his journey. Though each tries to deny their mutual attraction, it is impossible. And when they "accidentally" become handfasted, they find themselves once and truly caught by law and desire.

But there are those who fear Birdi's gifts and despise Angus' bravery—those who will stop at nothing to destroy them. With a flair for merging the poignant and the humorous, Blair crafts a unique and utterly charming medieval love story. You'll fall in love with Angus and Birdi, whose frying-pan-into-the-fire adventures add more to an already enthralling romance. SENSUAL (Dec., 350 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin