Author: Lucinda Whitney
Series: Royal Secrets #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: May 13, 2021
Publisher: Lange House Press
She’s a princess doubting the rules of royalty. He’s the bodyguard tasked with keeping her in line. Will a relationship destroy both of their goals?
Princess Emma Somerset struggles to find purpose and fulfillment in her life. With her brother and cousins all married and in their new roles, she’s the only one left at the palace. When Queen Nicolette, her aunt, asks Emma to undertake a trip to the north as a good-will ambassador, she agrees, despite her lack of experience.
Ryan Sterling is a new protection officer for the royal house of Durham. He has aspirations for a high-profile assignment, but when Princess Emma’s long-time female bodyguard is injured a week before departure, he’s called to replace her. Now he’s stuck babysitting a spoiled princess instead of proving his worth to advance his career.
After floods strand Emma and Ryan in the remote countryside during the trip, their fledgling friendship slowly turns into something more. But is a new relationship between them doomed to fail when they return to the palace?
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
Such a great book! I didn’t put it down until I finished it! definitely a 5 read!
This is a story that could easily be a Hallmark movie. It is sweet and clean with a lovely happily ever after. The only thing I wondered about was that the author didn’t really address what was going on with the royal family during Emma’s disappearance. They seemed pretty relaxed about the whole thing but it seems like it should have had a bigger hullabaloo surrounding it. But since the story is told from the Emma and Ryan’s point of view and not the palace I suppose it doesn’t matter. The story is an enjoyable bit of fluff romance.
No sex, language or violence
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.