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A Princess In Waiting
I was born the youngest princess of a tiny country in the Alps, but I’ve never been any good at being a princess. I’m shy and bookish, and I don’t know how to flirt. The only man I’m comfortable around is my best friend, Alex. I used to have a crush on him, but I don’t anymore.
I absolutely don’t.
Right now, I’m interested in a handsome French millionaire, but I need Alex to help me learn how to be attractive to men. He agrees because he’s my friend, but he doesn’t seem happy about it.
And I need to remember that Alex is just giving me lessons. He isn’t the man I’m trying to win.
This is a delightful, light-hearted, heart-warming, friends to lovers romantic comedy novella (113 pages) that is brilliant for escaping into to brighten up your day! Whilst this is the third novel in the series, you don’t have to have read the others to appreciate and enjoy this one but you may be tempted to do so after reading this one – I certainly am!
Lisette Rothman is the youngest of four, she’s shy, dislikes being the centre of attention and this is all made worse by the fact that she’s also a Princess of a small alpine principality so has royal duties to perform. Her best friend and supporter throughout her life has been Alex, the handsome son of one of the family’s employees. He’s also brilliant at cheering her up and giving her confidence but has made it very clear that he’s only a friend after she revealed a secret crush on him when she was sixteen. Now her Mum, the Queen, is trying to matchmake and has brought along Stefan, the son of a wealthy French couple. Lisette asks Alex for advice on how to attract a man and, reluctantly, Alex agrees to help her. The only trouble is, the only man Lisette really wants to attract is Alex and, secretly, Alex really wants her for himself. This sets the scene for a fun romance, with plenty of twists and comedic events to keep the reader engaged. The sparks between the two are vivid but as they strive to avoid spoiling their friendship love just has to keep throwing spanners in the works. The story is told from the point of view of Lisette and is a brilliant, endearing royal romance.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and chose to read it. This is my honest review.
An Excerpt to whet your appetite:
“So, since you’re my friend, what do you suggest I do to move things along with Stefan.”
He stared at me blankly. “Move things along?”
“I don’t mean I want to jump into bed with him, but I’d like to know if he’s a possibility. What if he still doesn’t want to kiss me?”
“What if he doesn’t?”
“I just said he will.”
“But you said he did last time, and he didn’t even try.”
“Did you give him any encouragement?”
“What kind of encouragement?”
I gave an outraged huff. “I do not know! What do you think I’ve been telling you all this time? I’m completely clueless. I’ve never done this before. What kind of encouragement am I supposed to give a man to get him to kiss me?”
Alex straightened up, shifting slightly in his seat. “Just… just… I don’t know… gaze up at him soulfully.”
I snorted. “How am I supposed to do that? What does that even mean?”
He groaned, but then evidently decided to take on this particular task. He turned to face me more fully and reached out to take my shoulders, turning my body toward his. “Okay,” he said in a different tone. “Look at me. In the eyes.”
I gazed up at him without hesitation. I looked at him all the time. There was no one I’d rather look at than Alex.
Our eyes met, and he murmured, “Now stop looking like you want to dig into my brain for answers to your questions.”
I gasped at this comment, but he didn’t give me time to respond.
He continued, “I’m serious. Relax. Stop thinking. Just look at me.”
I tried to do what he said and was startled by the look in his eyes. He was gazing at me too, and for a moment I was trapped by the softness, the depth, the warmth of his expression.
My mind blurred over and my heart started to beat wildly. I could feel my pulse in my wrists, my head, my throat.
“That’s good,” Alex murmured huskily. “Really good. Just like that.”
My breathing was growing more shallow, and other parts of my body started to throb. He wasn’t even touching me, but it felt so much like he was.
Trying to make my mind work the way it was supposed to and engage in this conversation, I asked, “So what if he… if he still doesn’t kiss me.”
“Try touching him.”
“I don’t want to humiliate myself.”
“So make it a little casual touch. Nothing definite. Just touch his arm or his chest or something.”
Instinctively, I lifted my hand and pressed it lightly against Alex’s chest. He was wearing a dark blue crew neck shirt, and I could feel his hard, warm chest beneath the fabric.
I heard his breath hitch slightly. “Good.”
Willing myself to act normal, I managed to say, “What if he still doesn’t kiss me?”
“What if he doesn’t?”
He smothered a soft groan. “Then move your hand. Maybe touch his face. But just lightly.”
I raised my hand and used my fingertips to gently stroke along the line of his jaw. “Like this?” I whispered.
Alex seemed frozen, unmoving, as he sat stiffly and stared at me.
I loved the feel of his face so much that I stroked my finger back up to his cheekbone.
He let out a low groan and grabbed my face in both of his hands, pulling me toward him until he was kissing me hard.
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A Princess Next Door (Rotham Royals #1)
I was born the oldest princess of a tiny country in the Alps, which means my future has been planned out for me since I was an infant. I was supposed to marry a rich, arrogant stranger to help restore the royal bank accounts, but I decided to go to college in the States instead. It was the one act of rebellion in my very sheltered life.
That’s how I met Jack Watson. He lives next door, and he’s the nicest, sexiest guy I’ve ever known. My time here is almost over, though. Soon I have to go back home and be the daughter my family and country expects. So there’s no sense in letting Jack seduce me with his slow smile, his skillful hands, and his husky drawl.
Even if I was allowed to have him for a boyfriend, Jack hates formal occasions, pretentious people, and being the center of attention. He’d never hook up with a princess.
Which is why he can never know who I am.
A Princess For A Bride (Rotham Royals #2)
I was born the middle princess of a tiny country in the Alps, which means my primary duty in life has always been to make a good marriage for my family and country. That’s why I’m marrying Edward Channing. He’s rich, handsome, arrogant, and silent.
Seriously, he almost never talks to me at all.
He might be marrying a princess, but he obviously doesn’t want to spend any more time with me than he has to. I have no problem with that. We can live entirely different lives and pursue our own interests. I’m sure we can make this arranged marriage work.
Of course, we do need to produce an heir, but I’m trying not to think about that.
About Noelle Adams:
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.
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