The Crown Prince's Bride
Royal Duology #2
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
A Crown Prince gets a second chance at love with the woman who’s always been there - in the next book in the prince duology from Donna Alward!
The Crown Prince of Marazur is suffering from a broken heart. After losing his wife and future queen, he knows he’ll never find love again with a partner as wonderful as her. He’s thrown himself into his duties and is trying to be a better father to his two children, but he’s lonely. Even though falling in love seems impossible, so does spending the rest of his life alone.
Stephani has been Raoul’s assistant for years. Smart, loyal, and discreet, Stephani is fantastic at her job. Except for the fact that she’s been in love with her boss since her first week of employment, not that she would ever act on it. Besides, Raoul is first in line to the throne and she’s his assistant. If Raoul ever marries again, it’ll be with someone who can be a future queen. Not someone like Stephani.
When Raoul’s date for a state dinner is unable to attend, he invites Stephani. She’s well-versed on the issues and castle protocol, and Raoul’s always been comfortable with her. But when Stephani arrives, Raoul hardly recognizes her. Is this stunning woman the same one who’s run his office for years?
The Crown Prince’s Bride is the ultimate fairytale for readers looking for Cinderella to get her prince—and be able to keep him past midnight.
After I read the first book in this Duology, The Playboy Prince and the Nanny I couldn't wait to see what happened between Raoul and Stephani.
Right away in the first book you knew that Stephani both loved and respected Raoul. Unfortunately he was dealing with the death of his wife who was also Stephani cousin. This story could have quickly turned into the yuck factor for me because of the fact that Stephani did love her cousins husband, but she kept it totally professional while her cousin was alive and I got the feeling Raoul would have stayed a lost love for her.
The author handled the change in their relationship so well. They didn't jump into anything it built and became something.
Both characters had their doubts and weren't sure what they really wanted to do. Very real emotions. I really enjoyed this story and was glad to have read it. This was a real sweet Duology. Make sure to read them in order because they read better that way.
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A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters plus the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist. Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her romance career began, writing about cowboys and the west. She is the author of Somebody Like You, Somebody's Baby, and Someone to Love.