Exiled Royce Saint-Michael can reclaim his confiscated lands and title by escorting the Princess Ciara to her betrothed and guarding her from those who want her dead rather than wed.

Hidden away in her kingdom, Ciara knows little of the world until a powerful overlord conquers her homeland and she must marry him to maintain the fragile peace. Proud and defiant, she goes to her marriage, but she is unprepared for the noble warrior who escorts her to her husband-to-be. The roads between the kingdoms are treacherous and Royce must find a way around the assassins who have tried to kill the princess. The greatest danger comes not from the rebels, but from their own treacherous hearts as Royce and Ciara, first enemies and then reluctant partners, begin to fall in love.

Faced with the danger of the roads and the discovery of their newfound passion, Royce and Ciara embark upon a perilous journey where they learn the true meaning of sacrifice and love.

Shelly Thacker has the gift of bringing readers straight into her adventurous, heart-pounding, sensual romances and keeping them highly entertained and completely captivated. This fairy-tale romance will sweep you off your feet. This is an author who has made an indelible mark on romance. VERY SENSUAL (May, 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin