Following The Gold Coin, this romantic mystery begins when Breanna Colby gets a note threatening her and and her cousin Stacie with death. Stacies husband, Damen, enlists his friend Royce Chadwick, who has a reputation for finding people, to find the lunatic who penned the note.

While others see Breanna as soft and vulnerable, Royce sees her inner strength. He outlines a plan to draw the assassin into making a mistake.Many terrifying events occur, bringing Royce and Breanna closer and their passions to the surface. Royce will not take anything that Breanna does not willingly give, but she wants to give him her all. Their lovemaking is as giving as their commitment to each other, even as danger mounts. Ms. Kane also invites the reader into the mind of the killer, which adds another dimension to this captivating love story and keeps readers on the edge of their seats. There are wonderful characters and sub-plots galore in this nicely balanced romance/mystery. Kudos to Ms. Kane and Pocket for not making us wait for this second book in the Coin Duet. SENSUAL (Oct., 450 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Evelyn Feiner