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Publisher's Summary

When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it's time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom and marry the man her brother has chosen for her, a stranger she has never met. Instead, she does what any self-respecting princess would do - she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever.
Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence - until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she's an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity.
Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more, this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he's determined to make this princess his bride.
©2012 Tracy Anne Waren (P)2012 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"With a subtle nod to Roman Holiday.,\ RITA award-winner Warren's latest gracefully written and exquisitely sensual Regency historical is the perfect literary fairy tale for any romance [fan]." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By GH on 12-16-16

Unsure at first, but glad I continued

This first novel is set in the early 1800's. I am a fan of historical romance, especially the Outlander series. This is nothing like those. This is the first of a trilogy written about three princesses. Warren did a nice job making her characters accessible and realistic.The plot is solid and has the right amount of suspense. At the end though, you can most likely guess the outcome. Not withstanding, Emma, is the main character you can get behind. This is much more romance in this book and only scores a one out of five on the steamy scale. You read this because of the interactions of the characters and the time period. Warren is a little light on description, but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment.

It takes a least and hour of listening to get used to Justine Eyre's narration as it is accented for the story telling. At first I had three stars in mind for her, but eventually I warmed to her performance. I recommend this book enough that I will listen to the trilogy. I give it a thumbs up.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By CAROLYN on 12-23-12


I listened to the second book in the series before this one and I enjoyed it a bit more. I couldn't empathise with Emma as I found her to be immature and, after weeks of staying with, spending time with and generally using Nick, she was so selfish in the end.

Having said that, if you're looking for a historical romance then you could do a lot worse than this book but unfortunately I didn't think it was quite as romantic as book 1. Yes, it was good but just not great and it's one of those frustrating books that has you shouting "arghhh, tell him!!" and "you love each other .... so just elope" but then that's why I'm not an author - my books would only be about 10 pages long !.

Worth a credit? Despite what I've said above, and if you're looking for a nice historical/romance then YES I would spend the credit and I will be downloading the third in the trilogy.

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