Risa Magee risks her life trying to warn her cousin of danger, but the notorious Captain Jerome McKenzie captures her. A spark flashes between them the moment he pulls her from the warm waters off the Florida shore and continues to smolder until it ignites into a night of consuming passion.

Risa has long loved Jerome's cousin Ian, but once he marries, she believes love is lost. This arrogant, sensual, devilish, half-Seminole rebel makes her surrender her will, but not her loyalty to her father, General Magee, or to the Union cause. Not even a forced marriage can change that.

From St. Augustine, Florida, the steamy Florida Keys, to Yankee strongholds, and Charleston, South Carolina, aboard ships and even in prison these two fight the forces that drive them together and pull them apart until they realize their newborn son and love is a more powerful force than war and betrayal.

Ms. Graham is a true artist at blending historical detail, excitement, high drama, sensuality and romance. She knows her Civil War history and in these memorable Florida Chronicles brings the turbulent era to life with unforgettable characters and sizzling encounters. Continuing from Rebel, Ms. Graham brings the determined Yankee Risa and the dashing and dangerous "pirate" Jerome together for a battle of wills that truly blazes as war engulfs them. Heather Graham creates another top-notch volume. SENSUAL (Feb., 389 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin