Her dream date turns into a royal nightmare when Miami waitress and aspiring actress Ruby Runion discovers that not only is he married, he also has mob connections! She manages to escape from his clutches and crash an event aboard the huge yacht Mad Tryst. While Ruby's escape plan works, she is unaware that the Mad Tryst is setting sail at midnight for the Bahamas.

Keaton Hamilton Danning III is attempting to keep the former Crown Prince Reynaldo del Fuego out of trouble. Keaton was supposed to be Prime Minister of Pelagia; instead he's trapped aboard a luxurious floating lunatic asylum. The Countess Arabella is not pleased with her lot in life either. Despite their betrothal, Arabella finds that Reynaldo refuses to either marry her or release her from their engagement.

Sensing that Ruby could be an ally, Arabella takes the stowaway under her wing. As luck would have it, Ruby is stuck on board because she doesn't have her passport. However, Ruby's presence in this nutty mixture of individuals is proving to be quite the catalyst.

Lifestyles of the rich and decadent make this story really a hoot! This band of castaways ensures that TAKE ME, I'M YOURS is one sexy, humorous and charming tale. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith