LOVING THE PRINCESS - A.C. Arthur
Harlequin Kimani Romance
REVIEWER: Janet Caldwell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Arthur tackles the delicate issue of romancing a princess without bringing negative attention or scandal to the family in the second installment of her Royal Wedding series.
Princess Samantha Raine DeSaunters is the goodwill ambassador of the Caribbean island of Grand Serenity. Since the death of her mother, she has been groomed to fulfill these duties which she enjoys immensely and conveniently fills the void created by the lack of male companionship in her life. Impulsively, to thwart the unwanted advances of an obnoxious acquaintance, Samantha locks lips with palace security expert, Gary Montgomery. That public display of affection almost causes a national incident which is averted when they spontaneously announce they are a couple and then must proceed to appear as such.
As former military, Gary Montgomery is on the island to utilize his expertise to implement new security protocols for the royal family. He was introduced in TO MARRY A PRINCE as a college friend of Prince Kristian. Gary hails from Cambridge, Maryland and plans to leave the island as soon has his job is completed. However, an overzealous admirer, an unexpected passion-filled kiss and several attempts on the lives of the DeSaunters may modify his plans.
LOVING THE PRINCESS is a perfect complement to The Royal Weddings series with just enough heat to warm your heart. Like her brother, in TO MARRY A PRINCE, Princess Samantha struggles with allowing her feelings to flourish or be sacrificed for the monarchy. I appreciate the delicateness with which Arthur treats Princess Samantha’s undercover affair. I probably sound old-fashioned, but as the only female in the monarchy, her stellar reputation can’t be marred by an illicit affair. Arthur’s tender treatment of this aspect of the storyline was clever.
In addition to the leading characters, others impacting the story include Princess Samantha’s brothers, her sister-in-law, her father, his selfish fiancé, one former lover and one wannabe lover. If you are looking for a refreshing summer read, sprinkled with humor and sweet romance, treat yourself to LOVING THE PRINCESS. Arthur is a master storyteller and doesn’t disappoint.
9th July 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org