Crown Princess Tatiana of the small island kingdom Sedonia is stunned to be mistaken for the thief Magical Megs and arrested when she arrives on a neighboring island. Her plan had been to meet Teleere's pirate lord in the hopes that Cairn Mac Tavish would help her protect her vulnerable homeland.

Though the spitfire claims she's not Meg, Cairn doesn't believe a word, and when she escapes with a cohort, he's out for revenge. The ensuing lively chase will keep you riveted, as Cairn's schemes, an assassination attempt and treasonous plots are complicated by the depth of emotions that come from falling in love.

The utterly engaging characters, snappy dialogue and steamy passion are added spice to this highly romantic story, set on magical island kingdoms. You'll likely fall in love with so many secondary characters that Greiman will have to write a sequel. SENSUAL (Jul., 380 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin