BEAUTY AND THE RECLUSIVE PRINCE
BEAUTY AND THE RECLUSIVE PRINCE (4.5) by Raye Morgan: To get the basil that's made her family restaurant's sauce famous, Isabella Casali is willing to trespass on Prince Maximilliano Di Rossi's property -- never imagining that he'll catch her in the act! Max has lived in the shadows for years, haunted by the death of his young wife, fearing that his scarred face will repulse all who see it. Isabella convinces him otherwise, but can she coax him permanently back into the light? Morgan's latest is a delightful reworking of a classic plot, with well-drawn characters -- particularly tortured hero Max -- and just the right amount of humor to offset his tragic past.