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The Prince and I

(The Oxenburg Princes #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  913 ratings  ·  181 reviews
Meet the Princes of Oxenburg... Fairytales with a sizzling, Scottish, and delightfully sparkling twist.

Gregori Romanovin, Oxenburg's warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a ball deep in the Scottish Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians. Led by a man dubbed the Scottish Robin Hood, battle-savvy Gregori senses th
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Pocket Books
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Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Started off with promise, a re-imagined telling of Robin Hood. Our Robert is dead but his widow, Lady Murian, robs from the rich to give to the poor and leads a band of widows, a giant, and Will in a community in the woods.
I was a big fan of our hero, Prince Max. He is not the heir but the General of the country's military. He was sexy competent and occasionally stubbornly take charge. Murian and him worked very well together but after their first feisty meeting, their romantic relationship get
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Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Max Romanovin, is Oxenbrug's Military General as well as one of its princes. Max has dedicated his life to serving his country and the military and fighting along side his men. He has spent years and resources building his army strong and resilient. Max is escorting his grandmother up to the Highlands, to a house party to recover a item that his grandmother needs from the owner. Along the way, they get stopped by a
Best part of this book? The Scottish accents!

So, so beautiful. I will admit to actually reading parts of the book out loud purely so I could hear the sweet music that is Karen Hawkins' Scottish dialogue. I think I fell a little in love with the word 'about'...or, as the Scots say, 'aboot'!
'“Lass, ’tis one thing to sneak into the castle when the earl and his men were oot, and peek aboot the lower levels in the study and sittin’ room. Bu’ to invade the earl’s own bedchamber, especially now tha’ t
The Prince and I, by Karen Hawkins is a 2015 Pocket Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book as an XOXpert, the official street team of XOXO After Dark.

The Prince and I, is a divine and enchanting spin on the Robin Hood/ Maid Marion story.

Murian is a widow whose castle was stolen from her family by an evil Earl. With the help of her loyal friends, she is determined to sneak into Rowallen castle as often as possible in an attempt to find her late husband's journal, which is she is
Susan (susayq ~)
While unpacking my boatload of books that I moved during the Christmas holidays, I realized I owned about 7 or 8 books by Karen Hawkins and I hadn't read not a one of them LOL So, I randomly grabbed one, and this was the lucky winner. It wasn't too bad, but I am not falling all over myself fangirling. There were some laugh out loud moments involving Prince Max's snarky Gypsy grandmother, Tata Natasha and Loudan was a jerk extraordinaire, much befitting his role as the villain. It kind of irritat ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing looks like I've found an author to add to my growing list! This was an engaging and spirited twist on the Robin Hood theme.

The opening scene was a great way to start and introduce us to the leads. Max and Murian were witty and charming. Ian, Will, Orlav and the rest were fully developed, Loudan was despicable and then there was Tata Natasha. What a corker she was! I can't wait to see what she gets up to in the future.

Good characters, witty dialogue, strong plot and a great setting make
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First and foremost, I must say that the Grand Duchess, known to her grandson's as Tata Natasha is a menace to society and they seriously need to lock her up. She seems to find herself in a pickle every time. It also doesn't help that she's stubborn as a mule and she threatens everyone that she's not happy with to turn them into a goat. Glad to clear the air and on Tata, now I better hide before she turns me into a goat.

Okay, I couldn't put The Prince and I down. Seriou
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The Prince and I is a delightful take on the legend of Robin Hood. Traveling with his entourage to visit the Earl of Loudan, Prince Gregori Maksim Alexandr Romanovin, leader and general of the Grand Army of Oxenburg, is waylaid by bandits. He is accompanied by his grandmother, Grand Duchess Natasha Nikolaevna, and is concerned for her safety. Max is shocked when he discovers the leader of the group is a young woman as they engage in a sword fight. The band disperses after procuring a few spoils ...more
Aug 09, 2015 rated it liked it
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Thanks to Netgalley and Pocket Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

I’ve never read a full novel by Karen Hawkins, but I have thoroughly enjoyed several of her novellas, so I was looking forward to this novel before I even saw the blurb. Then I saw that it was a play on the Robin Hood tale set in Scotland and I was sold.

It’s a thoroughly enjoyable book, one I stormed through in a matter of hours
3.85 stars

Been a while since I last Karen Hawkins's books and this just reminds me how I loves her stories.

The Prince and I is book two of The Oxenburg Princes series, which is also tied up with characters on How To Pursue A Princess: Duchess Diaries 2 from Duchess Diaries series. However, this book could be read as a standalone.

The heroine in this book, one Lady Murian, was no milksop maid or ordinary lady of the ballroom; she was one brave, resilient and willy young woman. Max was a warrior P
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Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
A real lady is never afraid to cause a ruckus! Scottish gentry, Russian royalty and a story that had me cheering for them all.

Wrongly stripped of her home, Lady Murian MacDonald Muir was interested in two things. First, regain her rightful home and the home of the people who served, and loved it, so well. Second, achieve the first by ensuring the villain who caused it all paid for what he did. Even if that meant being a prickly thorn in his side and his wallet. If his party guests got in the way
Good book with a twist on the Robin Hood theme. Max is accompanying his grandmother on a visit to Scotland when they are waylaid by a group of bandits. As an experienced soldier, he realizes that there is something different about them. A confrontation with their leader, which he barely won, reveals that "Robin" is actually a woman. When they have what they want, they disappear as quickly as they appeared, leaving Max frustrated and intrigued.

Murian is the widow of the former owner of Rowallen C
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The Princes of Oxenburg book two by Karen Hawkins, The Prince and I, is a funny role reversal on the classic Robin Hood tale. I was hesitant to read this book because it is book two but it sounded too good to pass up and I'm glad I didn't. Murian is a headstrong and loyal woman, Max is tortured warrior Prince, and the comic relief is in the form of a stubborn old woman, Grand Duchess Natasha Nikolaevna and self acclaimed Queen of the Gypsy and Max's grandmother. The story is inventive
Brooke Bryant
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
With The Prince and I, the second installment in her Princes of Oxenburg series, Karen Hawkins weaves a delicious tale set in the wilds of Scotland. Lady Murian Muir was once the mistress of Rowallen Castle and its people after having found love in a marriage arranged by her guardian. After a very suspicious duel, she loses her husband and is forced to flee her beloved home. Doing everything she can to gain back what is rightfully hers, she dons a “Robin Hood” disguise and along with her band of ...more
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This second installment of The Oxenburg Princes is a twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood. Only this time, the wily thief is female and our heroine for the story. Lady Murian has been robbed of her husband and home by the scoundrel Earl of Loudon. In an effort to provide for her people and win back her castle, she has taken to the ways of highwaymen and ambushes the earl's guests seeking donations to her cause. Murian was an admirable heroine. She was brave and bold and saucy. She had wild re ...more
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
**I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.**

I love Karen's books., always have since I started reading her. They make me smile, laugh and occasionally cry buckets.

This story was different-not because it lacked any of those things, it really touched me more. Murian is a different kind of heroine, playing "robin Hood" so she can get her home back, not for herself, but for her people. She loves them with a ferocity that is sorely lacking in today's world and is willing to do whatever is
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just love this series by one of my favorite authors. Ms Hawkins has told a tale of "princely fashion" that had me at page one. If you like your heroes dark and dangerous, you will love this one. There is lots of adventure, funny characters and one spirited heroine.
When you meet the heroine, she is masked along with her compatriots taking from the rich just like Robin Hood did. Lady Murian (aka Scottish Robin) is only trying to do the best she can for her people. They are outcasts since the ba
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Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review of The Prince and I, by Karen Hawkins

For the sake of full disclosure, I was given this book for a fair review.

I really liked the book. Ms. Hawkins' has a gift for dialog, her characters have wonderful exchanges of witty comebacks. I found that I had to explain to my roomie just why I was having such a giggle. The book flows well and has strong character development with a nice side of secondary characters. Given that it is a “Historical Romance”, it has a happy ending. However it is how y
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
# 2 in the "Oxenburg Princes", and what a delightful tale, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading book one. This is an turning out to be an awesome series thus far. A wonderful re-take on the famous the "Robin Hood" adventures, with a female Robin Hood.
Fast paced, action filled adventure. Filled with deceit, deception, secrets, treachery, passion, adventure, betrayal, and yes, romance. Unique storyline with some very unique characters. I adored the Prince's grandmo
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
The first 50-100 pages of 'The Prince and I' were very promising and I was gearing myself up for a self-pat one the back for selecting a new author that was not just readable but enjoyable. Unfortunately the novel quickly fell into a repetitive and dull novel.
Murian was too fixated on that journal, all she seemed to do was talk about, or try to get into, the castle for that journal. Max and his grandmother also began to irritate. I'm not sure why the 'lost item' was kept a secret for so long. W
Nancy Geary
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance readers
** I received an advance readers copy of this title in exchange for my honest review. **
Karen Hawkins proves once again why she is my favorite Regency romance author. This is book 2 in the Oxenburg Princes series, but you needn't have read the first one.
It's a riff of the Robin Hood theme, with the widowed heroine Lady Muriel as the bandit in disguise. Warrior Prince Max is the "victim", accompanied by his *entourage* of soldiers and Gypsy grandmother in the woodlands of Scotland on the way to a
Susan Lucky
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Oxemburg Prince series is based on the retelling of beloved tales from the past. The Prince and I stems from Robin Hood and Karen does this in the wittiest of ways. By actually acknowledging that they are deliberate in copying Robin Hood, Lady Murian and her band of thieves are even more compelling and lovable. Murian is beautiful, loyal, resourceful, and very brave. Max, the prince in this wonderful tale is also brave, smart, gorgeous (even with a scar or two), wily, and he loves his family ...more
In The Prince and I, author Karen Hawkins continues to introduce the princes of her fictional kingdom of Oxenburg to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. These commanding and intimidating men are nothing when faced with the proud and determined women of the region. Here, the general prince Maksim Romanovin is continually outflanked by the leader of a small band of thieves leading their own battle against a cruel landholder. Lady Murian Muir fights to preserve her late husband’s legacy and protec ...more
This was my second Karen Hawkins book and I liked it much better than the first offering from this series. As a rule, one has to suspend all disbelieve and disregard any historical knowledge of the period, but that is part of the charm of the genre. I love a strong heroine with ideas and a backbone to execute them and Karen Hawkins have given us that in spades. The hero is who every bodice ripper should be - determined, attractive and a man of action. The plot moved along smoothly, although the ...more
Charity Parkerson
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Robin Hood with a twist, The Prince and I takes us on a journey with Gregori, the prince, and Murian, the young widow who's taken up robbery as a means to support herself and the people of Scotland.

While Gregori is escorting his grandmother to Loudan's castle, Murian and her band of misfits decide to rob the prince. It's an encounter that leaves both parties with an unwanted attraction.

With Karen Hawkins' usual humorous flair, The Prince and I is a wonderful follow-up to The Prince Who Loved M
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fave-authors, regency
Unfortunately, I thought this story was not as good as the first in this series. I was a little disappointed that this smacked of a Robin Hood tale, and I couldn't connect with some of the characters.
This book is my least favourite of ALL from Karen Hawkins.
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Tata Natasha is still the most interesting person in the book.
Kristal McKerrington
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love how Max has this frustration with his grandmother from the start. You see the compassion that you would not expect in a hardened war hero. I love how he sees the right things to fight for and does so I also love how his men are also close friends.

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I so thoroughly enjoyed this book, I now want to read the rest of the series. This is book 2 and I have 3, so had to go out and buy (used) a copy of the first one that I missed and the ebook novella about the prince's cousin, Princess Tatiana. There is a final ebook novella, a short Christmas story.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Hawkins writes novels that have been praised as touching, witty, charming, and heartwarming. A native Southerner who grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee where storytelling is a way of life, Karen recently moved to frosty New England with her beloved husband and multiple foster dogs. The Dove Pond books are a nod to the thousands of books ...more

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