Bertrice Small continues the Skye OMalley Saga with a marvelous, exotic adventure that takes Skyes descendant into the sensual world of the harem.

Determined to marry the man she loves, headstrong Lady India Lindley, Jasmines eldest daughter, runs off with him on a ship bound for Italy. When their ship is boarded by corsairs, India is taken to the deys palace in El Sinut. But stubborn India cannot be docile and shortly after being presented to the Caynan Reis she arouses his ire. Her punishment includes being his body slave.

The prickly English Rose comes to admire her honorable, virile captor and eventually falls in love. Shes in paradise until her cousin rescues her, returning a pregnant India to her family. Indias newborn son is taken away so she can marry someone her father has chosen. But fate is ready to play a trick on India, who discovers love in an unexpected place.

Let yourself be dazzled by the sumptuous world Bertrice Small creates with her wonderfully exotic and erotic romances. BEDAZZLED is a gem and India is a heroine worthy of carrying on Skye OMalleys heritage. VERY SENSUAL (Mar., 384 pp., $6.99—Hardcover published July 1999)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin