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Seducing the Princess by Diane Alberts
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Dec 22, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: arc

I dived into Seducing the Princess not knowing what to expect. Is it a modern day fairytale?

I enjoyed the book for what it is; a piece of escapism. It's an entertaining story that takes you away from the realities of real life for a few hours.

I'm immediately drawn to the very likable Gordon Waybrook, ex-Marine now security agent working for The Schilling Agency. He's a tough, good looking and sexy guy but underneath his tattooed skin, he's rehabilitating after active service and nightmares are still a frequent occurrence. His new assignment is to keep a visiting spoilt, foreign princess safe during a private visit to US.

Isabelle Van Guard is a feisty, beautiful young woman; a princess from Maldeva who's in Maine to meet up with a prince from the Kingdom of Linton. The meet-up is a formality before an engagement between these young royals is announced. Isabelle is torn between duty for her country; after all she'll be a queen one day, and wanting to follow her heart.

There is an instant attraction between Gordon and Isabelle and despite all the hurdles I was routing for them as a couple. Lines between them become blurred as both protagonists want to act and behave like a normal couple, but too quickly they are reminded that culturally they are not on the same page. Or are they? Evidence of their illicit liaison comes to light which causes a scandal. How they both react and respond to this news is a surprise to both of them.

I've read this as a standalone and am intrigued to read more about the guys of The schilling Agency. Overall I liked this book but after repeatedly told and reminded that Isabelle is a princess and royal protocol it got rather tiresome. On a final note, Prince William and not Prince Harry married Kate Middleton ;-)

3½ stars

***arc received in exchange for an honest review***

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Reading Progress

December 22, 2014 – Started Reading
December 22, 2014 – Shelved
December 22, 2014 – Shelved as: arc
December 23, 2014 – Finished Reading

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