Ireland and England are enjoying an uneasy peace when Niall Riordon arrives at Queen Elizabeth's court to negotiate for Ireland. But the queen is not his strongest opposition, it is her lady-in-waiting, Catriona Sherwood.

As the ward of a powerful English lord, no one knows that Catriona is Irish or that she is a spy. Catriona has reason to hate the English and despise anyone planning to negotiate peace between her beloved Ireland and the English. She will do what she must to foil Niall's plans. But instead, she soon finds herself in the tower facing charges of treason. Only marriage to Niall and going home to Ireland can save her life.

Her marriage to Niall may seem like a nightmare, but coming home is a dream come true. Yet even in Ireland she cannot escape an unknown enemy's plans for her death. She must place her trust and her life in Niall's hands if they are to save her and find the love of a lifetime. Rich in the colorful history of the Elizabethan era, this tale of fiery rebels and great romance will certainly entertain and captivate those who savor this historical era. Ana Seymour sweeps readers into the 16th century and brings Cat and Niall's world to life. SENSUAL (Feb., 272 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin