This is an incredibly creative read with likable characters. Alyssa is not perfect, which will appeal to readers. Stone is great hero material and a man who makes Alyssa feel beautiful inside and out with his attention. If you're looking for a sexy escape, you'll find it here. Ryan has crafted a sensual story that leaves nothing to the imagination. Lovemaking is described in plain terms with anal sex elements included.

Alyssa Moss has never felt like she's fit in with her family. She lives in the shadow of her beautiful sister. As far as Alyssa is concerned her name is code for "ugly duckling." But in her dreams she is beautiful and desired and called princess by the most handsome man she's ever seen. He makes her feel alive, but Stone always disappears when dawn breaks.

Then one night Stone appears out of nowhere and carries her home. He tells her a story too wild to believe. Alyssa's a witch and a princess, who was stolen from her parents and she needs to return home. But he's not going to let her get away from him. They are meant to be together and nothing will tear them apart. However, a rival witch coven has other plans. (Aphrodisia, Aug., 256 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kristi Ahlers