Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Princess and the Peer (The Princess Brides, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Princess and the Peer (The Princess Brides, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Princess and the Peer

(The Princess Brides #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  1,116 ratings  ·  135 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Emma’s story…

When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it’s time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her…a
Mass Market Paperback, 326 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Signet (first published April 1st 2012)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Princess and the Peer, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Princess and the Peer

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.53  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,116 ratings  ·  135 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Princess and the Peer (The Princess Brides, #1)
Sammy Loves Books
Just OK...not half as good as some other books I've read by this author.


Too much unnecessary angst along with a TSTL heroine drove me bonkers. The middle dragged on to the point I skimmed and fast forwarded (sped up the audio speed to the max) which I rarely do.

I can only hope that the rest of the series improves...don't imaging they can get much worse.

I'm done with this. I've read too many crappy books lately to be willing to slog through another.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
I rather thought we were somewhat past having the Heroines be 18 in romances when the guy is rather older.

Whatever. Be that as it may the real issue I have here is that from page 316 until page 326 its basically one ex machina after another.

Oh we can't be together because my brother is heartless and does not believe in love! (About that he does want you happy but...)

Oh breaking my engagement to this King means out country will fall to ruin, RUIN I SAY. (Nah let me marry him instead)

Oh but my
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
This book was kind of boring. I love this author but this book was just ok.
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. When Emma finds out she is to marry a man twice her age to benefit her kingdom, she decides she needs a chance to live a little first. Being a little naive, she runs away to London, hoping to stay with a former teacher for a week. But first she is robbed, then finds out that the teacher isn't at home to help her. Nick comes to her rescue, and offers her a place to stay. He even brings in his aunt to play chaperone. For the next week they spend time together, with him showing her ...more
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

I'm really enjoying this series. It took me a while to finish The Princess and the Peer but that was on life not the book and it was easy to jump back into the story even after days/weeks of not listening.

The Story: A princess on the lam. Eee!

Yes, Emma needed some time away from her life before being married off to an older King and she runs to town and to her former teacher who happens to be away. Oh no! A little trouble
Shh I'm reading!
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
I struggled to finish this one, mainly because I found Emma, the heroine, to be incredibly young and irritating. I don't mind being young, impulsive, or even headstrong. What I do mind is not having any common sense. *Spoilers below*

Run off and have an adventure, that's fine. Can you check and see if you actually have someplace to run to? When you decide that you have to go out and see London sans any kind of disguise, don't be surprised when you find someone actually looking for you. Last but
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

So very predictable and consequently I found it difficult to get through. I knew the resolution of the plot and sub-plots from the first chapters & had no interest in reading the story for myself, even though I was eventually proven right. The book is fine for a lazy afternoon at the beach but not if you want to curl up and lose yourself in a story.

The story has all of the elements of a bodice-ripper but nothing special or
Dark Faerie Tales
May 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A story of love and royalty.

Opening Sentence: Her Royal Highness Princess Emma of Rosewald stared at the letter held within her eighteen-year-old grasp, her fingers grown icy against the cream-colored vellum.

The Review:

In this story, taking place in the times of kings and queens, dukes and duchesses, there lives the Princess of a small country I don’t remember ever hearing of and the man who would be her husband, the Earl of Lyndhurst.

Feb 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enda-abis, 2x17-dnf
dnf (read: 23/2/2017)

Whoa this Princess Emma's attitude - annoying, irritating, complaining A LOT. Definitely not my cup of tea.
Lover of Romance
Emma knows that soon it will be time for her to marry the man her brother has planned for her. She has been craving freedom and a bit of fun before she is truly shackled to a man she hasn't ever met. So she comes up with a way to run from her companion, and heads to London. Where she bumps into Nick Gregory. He shows her the true enjoyment of life, and she finds herself charmed and fascinated and only wants more of him. Then when she least expects it, she knows that she is falling in love and ...more
Ann Keller
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Princess Emmaline knows it is her duty to wed King Otto, a man whom she’s never met, but she cannot help yearning for a taste of life before she agrees to the arranged marriage. Running away from the exclusive girls’ school, Emma finds herself in the seedier side of London and quickly gets herself into trouble. Her savior is none other than Dominic Gregory, the Earl of Lyndhurst and a decorated war hero.

Nick hears Emma’s sad, contrived tale and takes pity on her. He brings her home to his London
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-histo, e-book
The first part of the book was difficult, as Emma's behavior did not seem realistic at all. Nor did she seem really likable, as my first impressions were that she was very top lofty, born and breed as such, but none too open-minded to see life beyond or behind her blinkers.
I started progressively to like her better when she got more spontaneous and lively, with Nick's help.
And I have to admit that I really liked the last part when Nick finally knew who she was and that she would never be his,
The author writes well, and I would be willing to try a different series by her. However, I just couldn't read this book after the first few chapters. The heroine is an 18 year old princess, who wants to taste fun and freedom before she enters into a dynastic marriage with a man twice her age. That's understandable. The problem, however, is that the heroine is childish, immature, and headstrong. Yet the hero is captivated by her. Since he's in his 30's, and had been a ship's captain during the ...more
May 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
So many things about this book strain the bounds of credulity
An earl meets a girl in a market and offers her the run of his house?!
He recently took up the mantle of being earl, but he spares 2 weeks of his precious time to gallivant around London with the out of work governess he's invited to sponge off of him as his houseguest?
A princess runs off and no one is searching for her?
The princess thinks she can get away with running away and staying hidden for several weeks in a row doing what she
3.5 stars.

A really really cute book, very straightforward romance, since the true conflict lies in the circumstances of Emma's birth as a Princess and of course she cannot so easily marry someone below her station. Emma and Nick were adorable together, a quarter of the book is dedicated to the most PAINFUL but GOOD pining and longing and yearning after they part. The pining was done so well! And when they got back together IT WAS SO WORTH THE WAIT.
Once disregarded Emma's unlikely behavior at the beginning, this is a very cute story with enjoyable characters.
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fave-authors, regency
Very enjoyable read. Loved the characters, especially Nick. He really did keep pressing his love to marry him....aah.
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE IT!! I'm definitely adding this to my physical book purchase wishlist.

I can't begin to describe how I feel about this book, our hero Nick is really an amazing character. He is so sweet and definitely stubborn in a good way (hubby materials for sure!). As for Emma, I also really like her character, I think she's really lovable (I often got annoyed by female characters). Oh, and the other two princesses are definitely BFF goals, also Nick's aunt I swear she's lowkey the matchmaker of those
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne Warren
Historical Romance - April 3rd, 2012
4 1/2 Stars

The Princess and the Peer is the first novel in the new and exciting Princess Brides trilogy about three young princesses and the twists and turns their lives takes.

The Princess and the Peer is about Princess Emma of Rosewald who has just received a summons from her brother to join him in London, accept her royal duty and marry the man her brother has chosen for her. Although she plans to do her duty
Feb 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
L.A. Miller
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed this book from the first page till the last. Most historical romance books deal with the elite of the ton but this one takes you into the world of the royals. This series of three books follows the lives of three princesses and the expectations of their position. In this first book you will follow Emma who is betrothed to a king twice her age in order to secure an alliance for their country. Wanting to experience life before she is married she runs off to London minus her ...more
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
The three best friends at the Countess Hortensia Academy, Princess Emmaline, Princess Ariadne and Princess Mercedes learned that soon Emma would have to face her royalties duties and marry King Otto, someone she has never met. Taking advantage of her brothers, King Rupert, delays in coming for her, Emma decides to run away for a week and enjoy her last days of freedom in London.

During her adventure in town, her purse is stolen and fortunately for her Dominic, the newly appointed Earl of
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, read-2012
Read this review on my blog! --> The Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne Warren

I always enjoy reading about a romance that blossoms from friendship. Neither Emma or Nick start off with romantic intentions, but they were so well matched and their attraction undeniable that I was rooting for it to happen. Of course, once it does, things get complicated. I actually felt just as anguished as Emma and Nick while reading about the many ways they couldn’t be together. I longed with them! So yeah, I
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2012
This is the first book that I have read by this Ms. Warren. I know I will be seeking out more of her works. The Princess and the Peer was a random pick off of my library's audio-book shelf. Occasionally, I can find a recently published book that sounds good. I was hoping for a good romance and I wasn't disappointed.

After learning she is to be married off to a king in order to save her country, Emma runs away to experience a little fun before the inevitable. What she didn't count on was meeting
Haydee Parella
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Princess and a peer is a cute romance of a young princess who is promised to another by her brother ( the relationship between siblings is a good one, she comes from a loving family) the betrothal is made out of necessity . Princess Amelia ( Emma) is resigned to the fact and looks to her future as it is , her future but she wants to enjoy the moment so she sets out to visit a friend in London, secretly , does not tell she is leaving nor does she tell her friend she is coming. As one step leads ...more
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, historical
When Princess Emmaline of Rosewald is told that she must marry for the political future of her country, she runs away to London for a last fling before bowing to duty. But she doesn’t anticipate the confusion and chaos that greets her in the big city, nor does she know what to do after her reticule is stolen. Adrift in strange territory, she accepts the offer of a stranger who comes to her assistance.

Nick Gregory, the Earl of Lyndhurst after his elder brother’s death, is still adjusting to his
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great new discovery!!

For the past few weeks I have been into the Historical Romance phase
and just reserved several books that had an interesting title and book cover
and Tracy Anne Warren is one of this newly found authors I came across too .

This is the first book out of 3 on the Princess Bride Series by Tracy Anne Warren

The Princess and the Peer is the story of Princess Emmaline & Dominic .

Emma has run away under the protection of her family to enjoy her last drops of freedom before
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tracy Anne Warren has been one of my favorite romance authors for years and I loved the princess and the peer just as I expected to. Admittedly it was a bit predictable, but to be honest I read this genre because I like the guaranteed happily ever after, so that really didn't detract from the story for me. Books where there is a lot of internal conflict and angst between the hero and heroine tend to turn me off. I was enchanted by the true devotion, love and passion that springs up between Nick ...more
Karla Hodde
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just a week, is that too much to ask for? A week to have an adventure before she is married and her royal duties begin? Emma knows she is bound by duty to follow the Prince's royal command to marry, in order to secure her kingdom's future, but she wants a week to explore London. Sneaking off the estate was easier than expected and the sights of the vendors in Covent Garden distracted Emma so she was an easy target for two of the neighborhood toughs. They steal her purse and she gives chase. ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 27, 2015 01:01PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Winter Bride (Chance Sisters, #2)
  • The Game and the Governess (Winner Takes All, #1)
  • The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1)
  • Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (The Duke's Daughters, #1; Windham, #4)
  • The Spring Bride (Chance Sisters, #3)
  • When the Marquess Met His Match (An American Heiress in London, #1)
  • And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake (Rhymes With Love, #2)
  • Rule's Bride  (Bride's Trilogy, #3)
  • Rogue with a Brogue (Scandalous Highlanders, #2)
  • Abducted (Alien Mate Index, #1)
  • The Lady Hellion (Wicked Deceptions, #3)
  • The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2; Windham, #2)
  • When a Marquis Chooses a Bride (The Worthingtons, #2)
  • Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid (Scandalous Highlanders, #3)
  • It Started with a Kiss (The Worthingtons, #3)
  • How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1)
  • The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1; Windham, #1)
  • The Naked Duke (Naked Nobility, #1)
See similar books…
Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA Award, the ...more

Other books in the series

The Princess Brides (3 books)
  • Her Highness and the Highlander (The Princess Brides, #2)
  • The Trouble with Princesses (The Princess Brides, #3)