SEDUCING THE KNIGHT
Action and wildly exhilarating adventure propel the second book of the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars series forward. Russell packs the pages of the Indiana-Jones-meets-Lara-Croft tale with nonstop action, occasionally losing sight of her characters and their depth of emotion. Many readers will enjoy the pacing and plotline, but some may miss Russell's trademark emotional intensity.
The moment she sees the Templars Jessamine realizes the prophecy that foretold her future is at hand and Alan is a major part of her destiny. They journey to the Holy Land, searching for the sacred relic while fighting off hostile forces, earthquakes, storms and, most of all, their rising desires. With help from a surprising source, Jessamine and Alan will complete their mission and claim the love of a lifetime. (LEISURE, May, 300 pp., $7.99)