Taken by the Prince (Governess Brides #9)
Historical Romance -April 1st, 2011
Lovers of Regency romance will be highly entertained by Christina Dodd's latest romance Taken by the Prince.
Saber Lawrence is the rightful heir to the small country of Moricadia. However, treacherous interlopers betrayed his family's generosity and mounted a hostile takeover. His mother sends him to his real father for safety and an education. But Saber is his father's illegitimate son and his father is a cold a bruta...more
Christina Dodd revives the grandeur in historical romance with Taken by the Prince her latest release that kindles memories of the unforgettable characters, rampant humour, and amusing situations she trademarked in her Distinguished Academy of Governesses series. Doted on with Dodd’s careful, but solidly distinctive style, Taken by the Prince is a measured effort, and well…nearly perfect.
This time in Taken by the Prince, Dodd penned a similar theme to an earlier release, The Runaway Pr...more
First, let me say I have never wanted to cry for a little boy more than I wanted to cry for little Saber-Raul Lawrence. Even Dain in Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels didn’t evoke such sadness and pity in me. I wanted to sweep up the child and hold him in my arms and shelter him from his evil, cruel father and those terrible letters he read in that emotionless voice. I l...more
To be blunt, the premise of this novel is far-fetc...more
Okay. This book had me really intrigued and totally engrossed ever since the starting of the story. I was very, very impressed with Christina Dodd's writing this time and this is also another one of her books which I could proclaimed loudly and clearly throughout the whole world, that she ha...more
Victoria is a very smart woman, who has learned early to take what life has given her and keep moving. She's not a typical D-I-D, she takes charge of her life and does not cry when things don't go her way.
When she first meets Saber, there is an immediate disdain for him (but of course, this hides another emotional reaction that she has for him.)
And Saber...well, what can be said besides tha...more
Raul, otherwise known as Saber, is a Prince. No... not that kind of Prince. He is an impoverished Prince. Oh but poverty only lasts until his biological father, who happens to be a Viscount, decides to relocate his illegitimate to England, where he lives.
Saber despises his father just as much as the man despises him. Yet, Raul's got no other option than to make the best of his time in England-- after all, he recognizes he can learn things he can p...more
Taken By The Prince tells the story of a renegade prince Saber Lawrence, who wishes to gain control of his country Moricadia. He faces many obstacles in the way of his mission and fights many demons of his own. Including not falling in love with one Miss Victoria Cardiff, the girl he once saw during her very young age and who now is proving to be a very principled and beautiful obstacle in his expedition. Therefore, conditions force him to kidnap her in or...more
The supporting cast of characters are colorful, humorous & fun to read about. This is a great romance.
The only issue I had was that some of the dialogue felt a little more contemporary-American than 19th-century Middle European, but it wasn't a deal breaker.
Zero chemistry between the hero & heroine with no build up to the romance. Not a book I want to reread or keep.
A woman wants things like world peace, a clean house, and a deep and meaningful relationship based on m...more