Author: Lucinda Whitney
Series: Royal Secrets #6
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: January 29, 2019
Publisher: Lange House Press
She’s devoted to helping children. He’s never had to worry about anyone but himself. Can a playboy prince and a social worker get their happily-ever-after?
When Prince Henry Somerset, the third in line to the kingdom of Durham, runs out of gas on a country road, a young woman driving an old truck stops to help him. Beneath her cold demeanor, Henry sees an intriguing woman whom he’d like to know more, but when she recognizes him, she’s quick to ask for his royal sponsorship.
Adrianne Blake is no stranger to disappointment. Now in charge of a pilot program at the community medical center, she’s in dire need of help or dozens of children depending on her will suffer. Despite Prince Henry’s playboy reputation, meeting him could mean the solution she’s been hoping for.
As Adrianne works side by side with Prince Henry to bring success to the program, she realizes there’s more to the man than her first impression. But as problems arise threatening everything she’s worked for, is their new friendship enough to allow their feelings to grow into something more?
The Royal Secrets series is by multiple authors. The individual books may be read in any order.
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
This is a quick read, sweet romance. The main characters are likable and I was rooting for them to succeed both in their relationship and in their endeavors at the hospital. They do have to overcome some troubles before they can get to their happily ever after though.
A little bit of a second chance romance on her side because she had a big crush on him when she was 8 years old but he had no idea who she was at their grown up meeting so not so much second chance on his side. More of an insta-intrigued story for him. Who is this woman who doesn’t fall at his feet like everyone else?
The Royal watcher neighbor cracked me up. I loved how she could see Prince Henry’s real personality just by watching him on TV. And Poppy was the sweetest little girl. Her interactions with the Prince were endearing. Glad she ends up in a good situation too.
We know that the media doesn’t necessarily get things right and often twists things to appear to be what they want them to be. So my question is did Charlotte actually have the problem that the media reported? That wasn’t clear to me but doesn’t really matter for this story.
Sex: some kisses
I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
I always know I’m in for a treat when I pick up a book by Lucinda Whitney. I also know that I’m probably in for a later night than I expected because I won’t be able to put it down. Well, yes and yes – both were true again.
I loved Prince Henry and Adrianne’s meeting, especially that she didn’t just fall all over him. I enjoyed watching as he found purpose and she slowly began to trust him and his motives. Henry is an amazing, good guy with a big heart. Adrianne is passionate and full of love for the children she wants to help. They have a great story! And I loved every minute of it! Both learn things about themselves and about life, and it all brings them together in the end. Yay!
I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.