There is simply no easier way to declare my astonishing love for this novel than to announce-this book is by far the best historical-romance read of the year! Oh my goodness! Author Karen Hawkins has knocked me off my feet again with her juicy, high adventure romance novels!
I loved this story so much. I know how cheesy that must read, but this novel has quickly became an all-time favorite of mine. I literally devoured this book in one solid day! I could not put this novel down. I just could not break away from all the entertaining humor exchanged between Prince Nikolia and Lady Aisla. Of course let us not forget the star of the actual novel, the romance!
Sparks of pure attraction ignited throughout the book between both Nikolia and Aisla. It did not stop. The adventure that brought the duo together balanced the heats chemistry and the romance beautifully. This was such a fun and witty novel that I know readers are going to savor for many years to come!
I certainly recommend this novel as well as other novels penned by Hawkins. I am immensely looking forward to the next release!
Nikolai Romanovin, a royal prince of Oxenburg, has travelled to the deepest wilds of Scotland to rescue his grandmother the Grand Duchess, who was abducted while visiting an old friend in the Highlands. Wanting to avoid an international incident, Nik plans to quietly slip into enemy territory disguised as a groom at Castle Cromartie. But his plans go awry when he falls under the cool gray gaze of the laird’s daughter.
Pragmatic and clever, Ailsa MacKenzie has been left in charge of the family estate and her unruly grandmother in her father’s absence. Something about the new groom catches her eyes, and makes her think he’s not who he pretends to be—and even more shockingly, stirs her senses. Is it his obviously educated manners? His arrogant, non-servant-like presence? It’s certainly not his towering, powerful form, or slumberous, inviting green eyes!
After confronting the imposter and learning the truth, Ailsa agrees to help Nik—for she, too, understands difficult relatives and would do anything for family. Soon their secret partnership leads to growing respect, searing kisses, and then something far more perilous. And when their quest turns dangerous, Ailsa and Nik must discover this unknown enemy while facing the dangerous demands of their own unruly hearts.