The Earl of Ashlin, Mason St. Clair, has plenty of trouble with three awkward nieces to marry off and a mountain of debts. He needs to marry an heiress to save them from catastrophe.

So Mason hires Madame Riley Fontaine, a French woman whose reputation leaves something to be desired, to transform his gawky nieces into ladies of fashion.

Her sense of humor, her way with the girls and her allure soon charm Mason into planning a seduction and thinking about making Riley his wife. Though he thought he wanted a marriage in name only, he soon discovers he wants much more.

But the truth about Rileys parentage, his nieces romances and some surprising twists easily bring a smile, laughter and even a tear or two to readers.

Elizabeth Boyles ability to take a standard marriage-of-convenience plot and turn it topsy-turvy, making NO MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE a sexy, funny, touching romance, is what makes her a standout author. SENSUAL (Sep., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin