Years of imprisonment and hatred drive Duncan MacRae to seek the legendary amulet, Ealach, which was stolen from his clan. He finally locates Aileana MacDonell, guardian of the amulet that now protects her clan.

Duncan would never harm a woman, but he captures Aileana in hopes of regaining the talisman. Keeping the flame-haired temptress in his home, however, turns Duncan's life upside down. She nurses his clan through a plague, placing her life in danger, and she gives him more than he bargained for in verbal battles and passion. As they fight their private battles, old enemies—those who first stole the amulet—plot to destroy their plan for peace and newfound love.

McCall breathes life and passion into a richly textured romance that brings the Middle Ages to life. This is a tale as magical and exciting as the era, with enough passion and suspense to satisfy any reader. SENSUAL (Jun., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin