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The Prince's Bride (The Royal Trilogy #3)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  211 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Marriage is more than she ever bargained for.

Bestselling author Julianne MacLean's Regency-era trilogy of royal romance comes to a breathless conclusion…

Handsome Prince Nicholas of Petersbourg is an infamous ladies' man, but even he doesn't expect a flirtation at a masquerade ball to turn into abduction. Especially with a jailor as temptingly beautiful as the young woman o
Mass Market Paperback, 308 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Lover of Romance
"There is something else we agreed upon," he said "and I believe I will claim it now." In a smooth, swift wave of motion, his mouth found hers. The kiss was firm and demanding, and before she could comprehend what might happen next, she wrapped her arms around his neck and began kissing him passionately in the last of the afternoon light.

Veronique Montagne is desperate to save her families land, even if she has no choice but to kidnap the Prince of Petersbourg to do it. Veronique's father lost
Sofia Lazaridou
After the previous 2 books I expected something more. Something that would make my mind explode. In the end the only thing that happened and usually is not made my stomach turn. It's a good book more like the ones you will find in Historical romance rather than anything close to the level of the other two books of the trilogy. Things went too smoothly for them. And the abduction isn't a good one. The year the events in this book happen in 1815 which I found stupid because Rose at that time ...more
Nov 08, 2013 ARomanceLover rated it it was ok
To get back her family home that her father lost in a card game, Veronique agrees to kidnap a prince and bring him to the man who holds the title to her family estate. She falls in love with the prince and they eventually marry and go back to his country where they weather multiple women propositioning the prince and scandal about his legitimacy but their love wins over it all.

I thought this was a very light and airy book and and so quite superficial. It didn't seem like either character had an
Siti Sarah
Oct 25, 2016 Siti Sarah rated it it was ok
Like how the story grows and the adrenaline at last Chapter. Overall the book missing passion love making.
Oct 01, 2016 Mary rated it liked it

This book is the third in Julianne MacLean’s Royal Trilogy series. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I do not believe that it would have helped in increasing this book’s appeal for me. It started off with a hint of promise, but by the middle of the book my interest had waned. There was both too much and too little going on: Too much in terms of storyline and too little real character development. The whole thing just fell flat and made
Zeee  (I Heart Romance & YA)
The Story
This story is about the rake prince, Nicholas while on a trip to Paris. He is drugged and kidnapped by a lovely young woman, Veronique during a masquerade, who is under Lord D’Entremont’s bidding in exchange for the deed to her family home that was lost due to her father’s gambling. Once the Prince is held captive at the estate of Lord D’Entremont, he starts to smooth talk and seduce Veronique into letting him go. Veronique, on the other hand, tries not to fall for the handsome Prince b
Nicole Laverdure
Apr 30, 2013 Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing
Breathless conclusion of THE ROYAL TRILOGY
I wish to say thank you to Julianne MacLean for sending me an ARC of her latest book in her Royal Trilogy THE PRINCE'S BRIDE! I just finished reading it and again, I was not disappointed, I found it romantic as they usually are with her writing! Charming story of romance, intrigue, plot and blackmail! I loved her characters Nicholas of Petersbourg and Véronique Montagne. Nicholas is a ladies's man, a scoundrel, a heartbreaker and a charming Prince and Vé
Aug 30, 2013 Meg rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-sexy
This author does a good job of creating complex dramas for her characters. This book concludes the trilogy.

In reading the whole series, luckily, this book takes place separately from the other two so there is no reiteration of events that we already know how they resolve.

I enjoyed Nicholas' character throughout the series. He had many facets throughout that made it enjoyable to see how he would be taken down in the romance department.

Veronique's character didn't draw me in too much. While she
Mary Gramlich
Jun 30, 2013 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing
When a Prince is kidnapped one might think it would be by a dangerous group seeking wealth. For Prince Nicholas his abductor is Veronique Montagne, a gentle and loving woman trying to save what she values most – her family.

Nicholas is a noted romancer and tries every trick to seduce Veronique to open the door and set him free, she however is immune to his charms. Veronique is fighting for her family and the survival of their home while Nicholas is just irritated by his present situation. When th
My Book Addiction and More MBA
THE PRINCE'S BRIDE by Julianne MacLean is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. #3 in "The Royal" trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. The final installment this interesting trilogy. See,"Be My Prince" and "Princess in Love". Fast paced and filled with secrets,passion,danger and love. Things are turned around when Veronique Montagne's kidnaps Prince Nicholas of Petersbourg to settle her father's gambling debts and save her family. "The Prince's Bride" will have you turning pages as you ...more
Sarah Brown
May 25, 2013 Sarah Brown rated it really liked it
I received an Advance Copy of this book from a Goodreads give-away. This was a quick 308 page read for me. A lovely story that grasp the aspects of True Love and Trust must come hand in Hand. Veronique is portrayed as a Brave, Strong, and Family loving Woman but I thought throughout the book her personality wavered, Something I did not like about the book. Prince Nicholas the Womanizer tantalized the senses, but seem more coy then a playboy from the start. Either way the story got 4.5 stars, ...more
May 19, 2013 C.S. rated it liked it
This story was okay. I didn't read the first two books. I thought the beginning was great, but then the story just kinda fell flat after they returned to his home. His struggle with coming to terms with his parentage was pretty good, and the women hitting on him. The heroine though...she was just kinda one dimensional. I suppose he needed someone that was all good, but she was just so...good. The most shocking thing she did was try to offer her virginity before they got married...which really ...more
Feb 10, 2016 Anna rated it liked it
I would rate it 3.5 stars. It doesn't compare with other books that I've rated at 4 stars.

The bones of the plot are trite, however the details are unique among the historical
romances I have read. It takes place in the mythical country of Petersbourg. It was an easy
read and had enough interest in the plot to keep me reading to discover what would

If you enjoy historical romances and are a patient reader you might enjoy this book.
Dec 11, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing
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Nov 13, 2014 Alex rated it it was ok
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Jul 04, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
I loved the first two books in this series and was eagerly awaiting Nicholas' story. I was a little disappointed. This was not the same man as in the first two books, not from the start. It was good but I was expecting more.
Nov 28, 2013 Mskychick rated it did not like it
I got 1/3 of the way in and has too stop. This book is to ridiculous for words. The characters and their actions are cartoonish. I was waiting for a villain to arrive and twirl his mustachios while leering. Yuck.
Kimia Safavi
Jun 16, 2013 Kimia Safavi rated it liked it
This was the first book I read by Julianne MacLean. It was not what I expected from the story , it was kind of boring.
Olivia R
Jan 10, 2015 Olivia R rated it liked it
I wasn't into the beginning but it did steadily get better. Perhaps I'll read the others in this trilogy.
Sep 02, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books, romance
I thought it was a wonderful book. full of unexpected romance and loved the historical time period .
May 26, 2013 Blender rated it really liked it
A fitting end to this trilogy. I always liked Prince Nicolas and was so glad his lady love was such a great match. She truly made him a better man.
Guy B
May 03, 2015 Guy B rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite book. I like it because it has fencing. I is know as one of the best fencing movies.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Mar 09, 2015 04:07PM  
  • The Mistress Memoirs (Boscastle, #13)
  • Secrets of a Runaway Bride (Secret Brides, #2)
  • Sweet Madness (Veiled Seduction, #3)
  • The Handbook to Handling His Lordship (Scandalous Brides, #4)
  • A Duke Never Yields (Affairs by Moonlight, #3)
  • A Passion for Pleasure (Daring Hearts, #2)
  • A Bride by Moonlight (Fraternitas Aureae Crucis, #4)
  • The Trouble with Princesses (The Princess Brides, #3)
  • How to Pursue a Princess (The Duchess Diaries, #2)
  • A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake (Waite, #2-3)
  • Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord (Dangerous Rogues, #2)
  • What a Lady Needs (The Redgraves, #2)
  • The Earl is Mine (House of Brady, #2)
  • The Duke Diaries (Royal Entourage, #3)
  • By Love Unveiled (Restoration, #1)
  • The Lass Wore Black (Scottish Sisters #2)
  • Lover Be Mine (Legendary Lovers, #2)
  • A Most Improper Rumor (Whispers of Scandal, #2)
Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical romance novels, including The Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular Pembroke Palace Series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and her 2011 release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was a digital bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Royal Trilogy (3 books)
  • Be My Prince (The Royal Trilogy, #1)
  • Princess in Love (The Royal Trilogy, #2)

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