Amicia MacLean has been in love with Mangus MacKinnon all her life, so she's overjoyed when they're wed by proxy.

But Mangus only wants to rebuild the clan and his fortress when he returns from battle. He has no idea he's been wed and no use for his bride, or her dowry. Amicia vows to win his love by invading his home, his bed and his heart. And when a series of strange mishaps threaten the clan, Mangus turns to his wife for help solving the mystery, bringing her and the temptation she poses closer, until he cannot resist falling in love.

In this high-spirited, lively and utterly delightful book, Welfonder matches a dark, brooding hero with a lighthearted heroine to create the perfect romance. Though Mangus is not her usual dark, emotionally hostile hero, he's just dark enough to appeal to her fans, and the loving, spirited Amicia will win your heart as well. You couldn't ask for a more joyous, loving, smile-inducing read. SENSUAL (Sep., 380 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin