Second in the Lost Princesses trilogy is this totally irresistible tale of Princess Amy, one of three sisters forced to flee their homeland.

Amy is too outspoken, daring and bold to be a typical princess. Living in the English countryside, she sees how the local gentry abuses the villagers and vows vengeance against Jermyn Edmondson, the Marquess of Northcliff, whom she believes has stolen the village's livelihood.

Amy kidnaps the marquess and chains him to the basement wall until his uncle pays a hefty ransom. Everything goes according to plan until Jermyn's uncle refuses to pay. What is she to do with a wickedly handsome, roguishly sensual lord manacled to a bed?

At first furious and then intrigued by his sharp-tongued captor, who has no qualms about taking a shot at him, Jermyn plots to escape once he realizes his uncle wants him dead. Jermyn decides to woo his captor and outwit his murderous uncle. What neither of them expects is to fall in love.

Dodd delivers another delightfully inventive story, adding a double dose of her sparkling humor, memorable characters and a bit of bondage to a grown-up fairy tale. SENSUAL (Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin