Every prince has his secrets. And she’s determined to unravel his…
Every dashing young man in London’s ton is vying for Lady Caroline Hawke’s hand—except one. The handsome, delectable, rogue, Prince Leopold of Alucia can’t quite remember who Caroline is and the insult is not to be tolerated. So Caroline does what any clever, resourceful lady of means would do to make sure a prince remembers her: sees that amusingly risqué morsels about Leo’s reputation are printed in a ladies’ gossip gazette…all the while secretly setting her cap for the rakish royal.
Someone has been painting Leo as a blackguard, but who? Socially, it could ruin him. More important, it jeopardises his investigation into a contemptible scheme that reaches the highest levels of government in London. Now Leo needs Lady Caroline’s help to regain access to society. But this charming prince is about to discover that enlisting the deceptively sweet and sexy Lady Caroline might just cost him his heart, his soul and both their reputations…
When I saw that I could have the chance to read and be on the blog tour for this book I leapt at the opportunity. I had so loved The Princess Plan and couldn’t wait to read Leopolds story and I wasn’t disappointed, it was as fabulous as I imagined!
Caroline was in part the typical English lady going to balls and engagements but she is also outspoken, clever and determined as well as a dressmaker. I loved Caroline as a character, she doesn’t fit into the traditional box and instead is a heroine to fall in love with and adore! She jumps off the page and even when she did something that annoyed me she then very quickly redeemed herself especially when her reasoning was understood
Leopold was used to people adoring him just because he’s a prince but Caroline isn’t what he expects. She doesn’t always follow etiquette, she doesn’t always treat him with respect and she intrigues him. I struggled to bond with Leo initially but that was mostly because I didn’t understand his character properly and that some of his demeanour is a mask but once I realised I warmed to him and was on his side throughout
This book has unexpected dramatic turns, surprises and challenged me in ways I wasn’t expecting. I did have some issues with geography but that’s only because I know the area and the distances which seemed to be a bit flexible at times! I imagine this is for dramatic input and it didn’t take anything away from the story and I suspect that no one else would notice!
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy books with non traditional characters who fight against what is expected of them and whose determination will make you love them along with enough twists, turns and drama to keep you on your toes
AM 🐾 x
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Julia London is a NYT, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. She is a six-time finalist for the RITA Award of excellence in romantic fiction, and the recipient of RT Bookclub’s Best Historical Novel.
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