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Crowned for the Prince's Heir

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  251 ratings  ·  43 reviews
The secret she kept from the prince…

Dress designer Lisa Bailey reluctantly broke off her relationship with Luc, knowing an affair with the prince had no future. But one last stolen encounter left her quaking with passion, drenched in desire and unexpectedly pregnant!

Months later, Prince Luciano Leonides of Mardovia is on the brink of the perfect political marriage when a
Mass Market Paperback, Larger Print; One Night with Consequences, 256 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Harlequin (first published 2016)
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-1/8/16

Crowned for the Prince's Heir by Sharon Kendrick was an enjoyable read.
It was your classic second chance romance and passed an enjoyable couple of hours for me.
Dress designer Lisa Bailey protecting her broken heart ends her liaison with Prince Luciano Leonidas of Mordovia.
A couple years later Luc hankering after the one that got away and on the brink of a politically advantageous marriage with a neighbouring princess has a brief run-in with Lisa which
Jul 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroine-i-hated

Wow this heroine was cynical cold and crude. I cant believe she took hero's child away from him after he opened his heart and told her how much he loved her! Can u say heartless? Her grovel at the end was lame she didn't deserve this wonderful man!
2.5 stars rounded down.

It didn’t deserve the round up, but because he’s a Sharon Kendrick hero who was celibate I wanted to round up.

However he was also a cheater. He was engaged to a virgin and had a long string of lovers while the virgin waited for him on the wings keeping her virginity intact.

That counts as cheating, as his engagement WAS acknowledged.

The fact he cheated on OW with heroine doesn’t make it redeemable.

Also I never understood the necklace scene which was swept under the rug aft
I'm not a big fan of marrying into royalty stories. So this may account for my low rating.

The backstory: The hero had a brief affair with the designer heroine two years before. She broke it off because she could see it was going nowhere. Now the hero is back after two years of celibacy to sow some wild oats before his arranged marriage.

The "courtship": Heroine tries to tell the hero she's pregnant, but no one will let her call through at the palace. She decides to be single mom and design and m
NetGalley Review
****ARC provided by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.****

I really didn't think I was going to like this Harlequin Presents book. I had just finished another Harlequin Presents and had been very disappointed with it. I hadn't read a HP book in forever since I've been reading more smuttier/edgier/more erotic romance books and just thought maybe I had outgrown these books that I had loved years ago. But I was surprised. I really enjoyed Sharon Kendrick's writing and it pulle
Debbie DiFiore
Really loved this story!! Spoilers below maybe?

I liked how Lisa was able to stay strong and not let lust rule her and I liked Luc especially when he interacted with the baby Rose. At first I thought he was a schmuck but he redeemed himself and I was glad that he had been celibate since they broke up. Well there was that little annoying part of the story where we learned he was basically engaged when they got back together but it didn't bother me like normal. I loved the story and I loved the HE
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Lisa, a US dress designer, had a brief relationship with Luc, a prince from Mardovia. But they both knew the relationship couldn't progress because of who they were and where they lived. So it ended nicely and they both went their separate ways. But when Luc briefly back in the states, he meets up with Lisa to reconnect. They make a little mistake and a few months later, Luc realizes that Lisa is pregnant with his child. Now they must make a choice - do they try to share the child across an oce ...more
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Harlequin reader really cannot go wrong with a Sharon Kendrick book. I received an early release copy via NetGalley in exchange for a review. Lisa is a clothing designer that has seen moderate success, but, things are slowing down when Luc, someone from her past walks into her shop. Luc is heading home to fulfill his duty as the governing prince of his nation and head into an arranged marriage, one Lisa was not aware of when they were previously involved. Luc decides to have one last night wit ...more
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The h really did it for me!!
I have never read about an h who was so distrustful of the H's sincerity or integrity!
It's like she never came out of her rudimentary stage.
H was incredible, I can't imagine how he could put up with such a nasty attitude after being prince, or how he could even fall for her!
Was the h a virgin?....I don't think so, because there was not a single mention of her innocence.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars!
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Plot: 3/5
Characterisation: 3.5/5
Prose: 3/5
How much I enjoyed it: 3.5/5
Dawn Livingston
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Decent hero, decent heroine, okay story. Nothing special or remarkable or memorable about it. Just okay. Don't buy it, get it from the library if you decide you must read it.
Tonya Warner
Lisa Bailey had a brief fling with Prince Luciano Leonides. but knowing it could never go further, she ended it. Luc decides one last night of passion before he has to settle down and marry the woman he has been engaged to since she was an infant. Little did he know that it would ultimately result in a pregnancy and his life must now include Lisa.

Lisa wants to fight against Luc. He is bigger than life and seems to overpower her very will, but can they both move past the baggage in their pasts to
Melody Cox
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a less than fair read. The story dragged a bit for me but I did like both characters -- although I failed to fall in love with them. I disliked the hero throughout most of the book but he did somewhat redeem himself in the end. For me, the heroine was a bit of a cold fish and just had an air about her that I was not crazy about. All in all, it had the proverbial happy ending and it was quite sweet.
Monica Cardoza
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
What can I say about this read. It was interesting how Prince Luciano was able to have one last fling with a woman that moved him. Lisa and Prince Luciano had a short fling but both knew that they couldn’t have anything else. But there was something that happened afterwards that didn’t seem fair to me. How fair was it for Lisa for him to tell her that he was about to be married to someone else that he had been promised to since birth. In my opinion it was cruel but then something changed the day ...more
Debbie Benson
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lisa and Luc has a very hot relationship but one that was kept quiet. When she found herself falling for him, she broke it off. Months later, Luc returns and the attraction is as hot as ever. One night of passion leads to a surprise despite protection used. When Luc finds out, he persuades Lisa to marry him. However there is a major roadblock between them and it is not only Lisa's distrust of men. Their marriage is on the rocks and almost is destroyed. Lisa at first doesn't believe Luc when he t ...more
Christina Clark
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a story

Was completely sucked into this story like a vortex. Read it completely through in under an hour. Really written well. I'm so enamored with Luc.
Jul 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: white-noise
Man was a blackmailing douchebag and the woman was an idiot.
Ginny Rodenberg
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookshout
Good second chance romance
Anisa Fitri Zakirah
Jun 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I actually like the heroine's character until the end when she denied the hero's love confession but that's fine. She's very independent, but very scared of commitment because of her past.
Terri Hebert
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read. Loved the characters in the book and the overall plot. Would definitely recommend it !!
Mar 10, 2017 added it
amazing Prince and Princess story
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dress designer Lisa Bailey loves Luc even knowing that they could never be . He is a Prince and must make the perfect marriage so she feel the best thing to do is end the relationship. She confronts him to end it but the one last night of passion has left her pregnant. Luc has been celibate and is waiting for his marriage to Princess Sophie, but Lisa is constantly on his mind. While planning the wedding he is confronted with a new article showing her with child. Furious he knows he must claim hi ...more
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I received the ebook in exchange for an honest review. Lisa & Luc had a fling 2 yrs prior but because Luc told her from the beginning that there would be no future for them, Lisa breaks things off and they meet up again when he has to attend a friend's wedding. What I didn't enjoy about this book is how the hero who is engaged & celibate for 2 yrs in order to be faithful to his bride, ends up sleeping with the heroine without telling her he is engaged & getting married - at least until after the ...more
Alison Brownlee
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've a friend of mine who reads Mills & Boon like they are going out of fashion and I admit I tease her over this, let's face it they are really easy to take the mic of. Last week she finally had enough and said their was no difference between the chick lit that I read and her books and if I hadn't ever read one I couldn't comment.

Challenge accepted.

I'll admit I had a lot of prejudices when I stared to read this and yes it was full of the simpering heroine and the ridiculously attractive yet e
Luc is the crowned Prince of Mardovia and has become celibate for his upcoming marriage to Princess Sophia. Though he is trying to do the right thing he cannot stop thinking about Lisa the woman who walked away from him months ago. While getting ready to attend a wedding he goes and visits Lisa asking her to be his date and that she can use to that time to promote her designer business. Unfortunately lust passion takes over and six months later she's pregnant. Luc gives her an ultimatum to marry ...more
Aug 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I never buy a book that has less then 3 stars unless it is a new release from a series I love. This was both a brand new author and a brand new book, I got pulled in by the blurb from the back of the book which is why it's there. I have given this book 3 stars as I can't give it 2.5, how two people who have no trust in each other could fall in love I don't know I found this to be a hard read but as it was a new author I was determined to give it a go but unfortunately I found it to be disappoint ...more
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lisa and Luc have had an ongoing affair that she breaks off. Knowing that she is not royal enough for him. But when they reconnect just one more time it ends with consequences that leave him scrambling to secure his heir. But will she go along with the marriage? Will they be able to have a happy ever after? Sharon Kendrick writing style has always caught my eye. This was another one that will go into my reread pile of books.
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I received the ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Me, myself I love reading Young Adult book. As I am a little bit older I sometimes need something totally different. Then I love taking up a quick and lovey dovey story. This story was fun, quick-paced and lovely. It is the perfect inbetween between heavier books.
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