Rebellious princess impersonates her older sister when meeting her sister's betrothed, a dynamic sultan, in order to help her sister get her daughter back from her in-laws. She becomes strongly drawn to hero & wants him to want her for herself instead of as her dignified sister. Her plans go awry as hero fails to respond to her wiles as most men usually do.
I really liked this Porter book. It was meaty & well-developed. The romance had depth, with the Hero & heroine showing growth as the story progressed. I usually don't like heroines with numerous previous lovers but the heroine in this one was likeable, made no excuses for her strong sexuality, & surprisingly had her own brand of personal integrity. She was also tough & opinionated but not in an annoying way. I also liked the strong, very confident, & patient hero. He was sexy & touching in the length he took to pursue anti-marriage heroine. Sexual chemistry was crackling & love scenes were good.