Nora would rather ask the beast, Ewan MacAllister, to guide her away from Scotland than be forced into a loveless marriage.

Still grieving over his brother's death and the betrayal of the woman he loved, broody hermit Ewan wants to refuse, but he's reluctantly charmed into helping this strange yet stunning woman who claims to be the Queen of England's niece.

Nora's fiancé, intervening families, the threat of kidnapping by an unusal band of outlaws, and Nora and Ewan's diametrically opposed personalities add surprising touches of humor and poignancy to a story that could be stereotypical and grim. Instead it sparkles and adds luster to the MacAllister Brothers series—a testament to MacGregor's talent for entertaining her readers. SENSUAL (Sep., 380 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin