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His Majesty's Mistake (A Royal Scandal #2)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  187 ratings  ·  32 reviews
She’s everything this desert king shouldn’t want…

Spurned and publicly humiliated by the father of her child, Princess Emmeline d’Arcy has no ring, no wedding date, and no legitimacy for her unborn child. And the last straw? Having to trade in her gilded lifestyle and pretend to be her twin sister, otherwise known as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury’s personal assistant.

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Published June 19th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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I need to be completely honest when I say that this is probably one of the best recent books dealing with sheikhs out there. The story line was so new, welcoming and full of awesomesauce. I truly enjoyed it and instantly fell in love with all the characters. The hero and heroine are a perfect blend and make everything passionate, cocky and amusing. Not to mention the love and sacrifice described in the book is beautiful. READ IT!!
Overall rating -- 4.5 stars

The was perhaps the best redemption of a secondary character from another book (in this case, Not Fit for a King). I really didn't have high hopes for liking the heroine because she came off as immature and selfish in the previous book. However, I ended up empathizing with her. And the hero (that rare "soft" alpha male) was wonderful as well!
This was pretty enjoyable. I liked the way the hero was drawn to the heroine against his will, and I loved how protective he was. The last scene was great and dramatic -- I liked how the hero didn't give up on her.
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Super Alpha Sexy Compassionate Sheikh + Sassy Pregnant Emotionally strung Princess = WINNER!!

You will instantly fall in love with Princess Emmeline d'Arcy and Sheikh Makin Al-Koury and will be emotionally vested from the get go. I love how protective Makin is of Emmeline even though he is drawn to her against his will.

Jane has a style that is uniquely her own. What really takes this book from good to truly amazing is the storytelling; not only is it vivid
After reading Not Fit For a King? my impression of Emmeline wasn't very positive and she seemed like a selfish person and I wasn't sure how much I'll enjoy her story but I'm very glad I gave the book a try since I found out that first impression can be wrong!

As soon as I started reading His Majesty's Mistake I realized how wrong I was to think that Emmeline is a selfish person and how her personality is very different than what the media and the people around her see.

Emmeline is a 25 year old th
Paula Legate

I think I have found a new favorite Author. This is the second book I have read by Mrs. Jane Porter. Both books were really good, and both were packed high with emotions. The story's just drew me in.

In this story Emmeline got her twin sister Hannah to switch places with her. It was only suppose to be for a day or two. Alejandro had told Emmeline that he loved her. Had convinced Emmeline to lose her virginity to him. When Emmeline finds out she is pregnant, she tried to call him. He blocked all
İnci Puyan

Jane Porter'in okuduğum ilk hikayesiydi ve sevdim.Konu bütünlüğünü ve Şeyhli falan olması hoşuma gitti. Bir tek Harlequin kitaplarında Şeyhleri okuduğumu düşünülürse cidden çok hoş bir değişiklik oluyor.

Yazarın kurgusunu sevdim, uzatmadan, hemen konuya girip,her şeyi yine uzatmadan tatlıya bağlaması çok güzeldi. Sadece karakterlerin birden birbirlerine aşık olmaları ya da aşık olduklarını fark etmeleri pek hoşuma gitmedi. Gerçi kısacık bir hikaye de anca
In Not Fit For A King?, Emmeline is portrayed as a snotty, stuck-up, selfish Princess who only cares about herself. Because of this, I wasn't too thrilled to read a book from her point of view, but I'm really happy I did! Because literally everyone in her life has misinterpreted her. She's not a spoiled princess, but a helpless girl who just wants to be happy and loved.

When Emmeline had switched places with Hannah, it was to find Alejandro, a notorious player, and tell him about their baby that
Penny Ramirez
Maybe 3.5 stars. I shouldn't punish the story for the fact that I was asked to review it for the Booksellers Best Awards, and it happens to be the second book in a series. Of course I haven't read the first, and didn't have time to hunt it down before I read this one.

It was a nice twist on the "princess and the pauper" tale, with twins separated at birth and raised on different continents, who decide to switch places based on their remarkably similar looks. They don't figure out that they really
Alex is The Romance Fox
BOOK SUMMARY: She's everything this desert king shouldn't want... Spurned and publicly humiliated by the father of her child, Princess Emmeline d'Arcy has no ring, no wedding date and no legitimacy for her unborn baby. And the last straw? Having to trade in her gilded lifestyle and pretend to be her twin sister, otherwise known as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury's personal assistant. Accustomed to being waited on hand and foot, Emmeline finds herself having to jump to the click of her boss's skillful fing ...more
I like a good surprise !! Turns out that the spoiled, selfish princess was an unhappy & insecure girl who just wants to be loved. Her adoptive parents always belittle her & make her feel worthless.
Enter Makin, our sheihk hero. I really like when a hero turns his alphaness into tenderness and his power & strength into caring & protection. Makin was that & more. He was what Emmeline really needed to find her inner strength & fight her insecurities.
My only complaint : ever
Marlene Engel
Princess Emmeline d’Arcy of Brabant, who was engaged to marry King Zale Patek, was storming through Mynt Lounge, one of South Beach’s trendiest night clubs, in search of Alejandro Ibanez, Argentina‘s star polo player. Pregnant, unwed and engaged to another man, Princess Emmeline was on a mission to get answers from Alejandro. For five years he had chased her and she had turned down his advances. In a state of weakness she succumbed to his advances and gave up her virginity. All it took was that ...more
Donna McBroom-Theriot
Jane Porter is known for her endearing romances and His Majesty’s Mistake is no exception. In this book, we get to know Princess Emmeline, as she impersonates her sister as Sheikh Makin Al-Koury’s personal assistant.

And, just as you might think, Emmeline makes a complete mess of things, leading the sheikh to suspect things are not on the up and up.

Hannah has been the sheikh’s personal assistant for five years, and in all of that time he has never been attracted to her, so why now does he sud
Diah Didi
Okay, so this is not as great as the first book, Not Fit for a King? And got a glimpse of Emmeline in the first book and how her idea got Hannah (and her) into trouble made me think of her as a selfish and impulsive princess. At some first pages reading this book, I still did. But then, just like Sheikh Makin Al-Koury got to know her better, I did too.
I gotta say I like Makin character better than Emmeline, although most of the time I refuse to read any romance with Arabic hero in it. Any title
Monica Tillery
Beautifully written, fabulous story! I loved Not Fit for a King? and was so excited to get my hands on this title. His Majesty's Mistake is the other side of the story--what Emmeline is up to while Hannah is playing princess in Raguva. When I first started this book, Emmeline was not my favorite person! I thought she was reckless, self-involved, and kind of selfish. Jane Porter manages to bring out the most lovable characteristics so that before I knew it I was rooting for Emmeline just as I had ...more
i loved how makin cud not resist emmeline! he was hot for her from the 1st! he also fell for her before she fell for him, lol. quite rare in an HP, a hero actually reveals his feelings in his POV before heroine.
Lenore Kosinski
3.5 stars -- well, Ms Porter accomplished it...I really wasn't sure how I would feel about Emmeline after the previous book, but I really liked her. She was so completely different from Hannah, and raised in completely different circumstances...and at least her behavior was totally explainable... The reason I rounded down for the 3.5 stars instead of rounding up like Not Fit For A King? was because her insecurities dragged a little too close to the end of the was hard, like "not again" ...more
As the companion to "Not Fit for a King?", I knew that I would like this romance, if only for any slight continuation of Hannah & Zale's story I could get, which I did. Unsurprisingly, I really enjoyed this tale as well. I liked the difference in tone, and it's more tender and tentative love story. Specifically, I liked Makin's protectiveness and Emmeline's embrace of maturity and responsibility.

If I ever come across a Jane Porter novel that I don't recommend, I'll let you all know. Until t
a satisfying end to these two books.

This was a great book. The best hp I have read in a long time. I really enjoyed it. Sheikh Makin was a wonderful alpha hero. This was the second book in Porter's Royal Scandal Series. I really liked the first book, but liked this one even more. After reading the first book, I didn't think I would like Emmeline very much, but I was wrong. I was so glad she got her happily ever after.
Sequel to my enjoyable surprise beach read - I didn't think I would like Princess Emmeline, but there is always another side to a story. She had a great romance with the Sheikh, and these are fun, quick reads.
This was good read, Emmeline and Makin were awesome together and it was good to see how the finalized story from the book before came to fruition.
I couldn't wait to read this book after reading Not Fit For A King. As with the first, it is just as much fun of a read.
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Odessa Nance
I enjoyed this book. The book was interesting and entertaining. I enjoyed the book.
I just love Jane's sheiks and kings! Can't help but enjoy a Harlequin HEA.
interested to read the other sister's story as well.
Tanya Mayes
Good read I was really happy how the books direction went.
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Cute, fun entertaining read.
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