Five years ago, Jonathan Drake gave Natalie Haislett her first kiss. Now she must go to the one man she would rather not see again for help. Only Jonathan can lead her to the notorious thief shed dreamed ofthe Black Knight.

Wealthy in his own right, Jonathan lives an adventurous, dangerous life working for the government or for others that require his special talent. Assigned to steal an emerald necklace in France, he takes Natalie to help her find the elusive Black Knight.

Jonathan insists they travel disguised as husband and wife, but soon regrets it. He hasnt forgotten that first kiss during the years past and now that they are thrown together, desire erupts between them. As they grow closer, Jonathan wonders if Natalie will succumb to the passion that shimmered between them years ago. What will happen when she discovers his secret?

Charmingly written and filled with passion and adventure, but a bit slow-paced, STOLEN CHARMS tells of a young woman who must learn to trust before she can learn to love. SENSUAL (Sep., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond