Miranda Jarrett brings readers another sprightly tale of the Sparhawk family, this time focusing on Jerusa.

Since he was a boy, French mercenary Michel Gerracault has dreamed of the day he would take his revenge for Gabriel Sparhawk's crime against his family. Michel makes his move on the day of Jerusa's wedding, abducting the bride and using her as the pawn in his plan. But Michel never counts on Jerusa's courage, dauntless spirit and passion.

Instead of being afraid of her captor, Jerusa is fascinated by Michel and soon falls in love. He is stunned by his powerful feeling for his enemy. Fighting the attraction only brings them closer.

Only when the painful truth is revealed does Michel realize he has been used and that her love is his salvation.

With powerful emotions, careful plotting and wonderful characterization, Ms. Jarrett spins a captive/captor tale that will enthrall those who have followed the Sparhawks through their previous romances. If you have not yet met this wonderful family-now is the time! SENSUAL (Nov., 350 pp., $4.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin