Upon her return to London, Princess Isabella Di Cassilis discovers that her late husband plunged her into debt. She has three choices: exile, debtor's prison or a Fleet marriage. Isabella chooses the last.

The man she buys for a husband will be her freedom, but he will be incarcerated for life. There is something about him, though, that takes her breath away -- and then she recognizes him. He's Marcus Stockhaven, the man she left standing at the altar to marry Prince Di Cassilis.

Marcus consents to the marriage because there's unfinished business between them. Unbeknownst to Isabella, he's in prison for a purpose, and his work is almost complete. He can now inform her that this marriage will not be a marriage of convenience.

Isabella and Marcus are at odds, but passion and sensuality still sizzle between them. But what good is passion if it isn't given in love? Cornick masterfully blends misconceptions, vengeance, powerful emotions and the realization of great love into a touching story. SENSUAL (Jul., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond