Neither Elizabeth nor Nicholas are who they claim to be, but only Nicholas is aware of this fact. The lady is a runaway from her titled brother, who has now asked his dashing, dangerous friend to find her and bring her home. Only the lovely, free-spirited, beautiful woman is not at all what Nicholas has been led to expect. The hardened soldier has never met anyone so full of life and vitality, and he soon realizes that she has quite stolen his heart. How can he explain to her that everything she knows of him is a lie and risk losing her?

For her part, the growing love that Elizabeth feels for Nicholas brings her to the troubled realization that, even if it means losing him forever, she must confess to him that she is a refugee from the lawin fact, a murderess! Amanda McCabe writes an excitingly sensuous, yet darkly haunting tale of love and human frailty that is sure to engage readers full emotions. (Apr., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck