As laird of Kinfairlie, Alexander must see his sister Vivienne married. However, Vivienne turns down one suitor after another, dreaming of a heroic knight who will come to the tower and steal her heart and soul. One night, cloaked in darkness, her hero appears and they make love.

In the light of day, Vivienne finds he is no dream, but Erik Sinclair—the scarred and disinherited blackguard who plotted her kidnapping and plays into her fantasy.

Erik needs a son to help him reclaim his rightful place and Vivienne, the woman his brother once courted, seems his ideal bride. The hostility between them is but a precursor to the deep passion that lies at the heart of this highly romantic tale as Vivienne's growing faith and love for Erik give him the strength he needs to conquer the past and his enemy.

With a bit of fairy magic balanced out with a wonderfully passionate, tender and touching love story, Delacroix's latest is a sparkling gem of a read. SENSUAL (Jun., 400 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin