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Series: The Prince Duology #2
Title: The Crown Prince’s Bride by Donna Alward
Authors: Donna Alward
Publisher: Swerve, St Martin’s Press
Published: January 9th, 2018
Raoul is the Crown Prince of the Mediterranean island kingdom of Marazur. He was devastated by the death of his beloved wife, Cici and is finding it difficult to look forward to life without her. When his younger brother married Raoul stole a kiss from his assistant, Ceci’s cousin, Stephani. Unknown to Raoul, Stephani has been in love with him for years, but had accepted that her cousin was his wife and she would never do anything to endanger their marriage. Now, however, things seem much more complicated. Should he let his heart rule his head? Can they discover if their mutual attraction can lead to more? What about his family, the country and their friendship, should things now work out between them?
This is a story of life after the loss of a loved one. Both are still coming to terms with Cici’s death. Conflicting emotions, turmoil and angst are key features in this royal romance with many fears to be overcome before they can stand any chance of attaining their HEA together. Stephani really deserves praise for her patience with the vacillating, irresolute and conflicted prince. Thank goodness in the end his reformed, straight talking, recently married brother manages to help set him on the path to happiness! It is a sweet love story and an entertaining read.
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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 fairy tale for readers looking for Cinderella to get her prince—and be able to keep him past midnight.