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Posted April 30, 2013
Breathless conclusion of THE ROYAL TRILOGY I wish to say thank y
Breathless conclusion of THE ROYAL TRILOGY
I wish to say thank you to Julianne MacLean for sending me an ARC of her latest book in her Royal Trilogy THE PRINCE'S BRIDE! I just finished reading it and again, I was not disappointed, I found it romantic as they usually are with her writing! Charming story of romance, intrigue, plot and blackmail! I loved her characters Nicholas of Petersbourg and Véronique Montagne. Nicholas is a ladies's man, a scoundrel, a heartbreaker and a charming Prince and Véronique a beautiful woman that you will soon discover. Véronique is desperate to settle her father's gambling debts and has agreed to kidnap the prince. Little that she knew that Nicholas would ask her to help him escape. Sparks will flare between the two. She, soon, regrets to have kidnapped him and fears the prince's reaction to her treachery. She did not anticipate being sexually excited by his presence. Nicholas will soon discover that a certain Lord d'Entremont has forced Véronique to kidnap him, for he has a hold on her. During his captivity, Véronique, with the help of her sister Gabrielle, will try to make his imprisonment more comfortable, but she soon fall for the charming prince. Nicholas will start to have feelings for her too. Trusting each other, she will help him to escape, but a plot is now in the open. Lord d'Entremont will reveal a secret about Nicholas's mother and it will cause a scandal. A secret, I will not tell, you will have to read this book to discover it. You will enjoy every minute of this breathtaking romance well written by Ms.MacLean. She never disappoints me, I love her style of writing, her romantic stories. As soon, as you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down. Ms. MacLean is a high quality writer and I look forward to read everything she writes. Ms. MacLean, did it again and I highly recommend her book!
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Posted June 30, 2013
When a Prince is kidnapped one might think it would be by a dang
When a Prince is kidnapped one might think it would be by a dangerous group seeking wealth.
For Prince Nicholas his abductor is Veronique Montagne, a gentle and loving woman trying to
save what she values most – her family.
Nicholas is a noted romancer and tries every trick to seduce Veronique to open the door and set him
free, she however is immune to his charms. Veronique is fighting for her family and the survival of their
home while Nicholas is just irritated by his present situation. When the true reason for his abduction
becomes known Veronique realizes the next choice she makes will help or ruin her forever.
The question looms for Nicholas and Veronique of what is really going on, and where can we go from here.
The passion surrounds them as they travel to freedom but trust is a whole other part of the equation
Veronique is not convinced she has where Nicholas is concerned. She must get past this if the
relationship is to survive and perhaps Nicholas can transform into the man he was destined to be.
Nicholas may have a heavy burden of knowledge he wishes to stay quiet but Veronique is hoping he
wants her by his side regardless of which way everything turns out.
A book that takes your breath away with each new chapter is one a reader knows can never be parted with.
Julianne MacLean has the magic touch of writing such a book every time she puts pen to paper
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Posted May 8, 2013
The Story This story is about the rake prince, Nicholas while on
This story is about the rake prince, Nicholas while on a trip to Paris. He is drugged and kidnapped by a lovely young woman, Veronique during a masquerade, who is under Lord D’Entremont’s bidding in exchange for the deed to her family home that was lost due to her father’s gambling. Once the Prince is held captive at the estate of Lord D’Entremont, he starts to smooth talk and seduce Veronique into letting him go. Veronique, on the other hand, tries not to fall for the handsome Prince but she ends up fantasizing about him. She finally plans to break him out of his prison with the help of her sister Gabrielle, but before they do, Lord D’Entremont arrives and asks to speak to the Prince. What happens next was something that I did not expect at all. As it turns out, D’Entremont is Nicholas’ father and he is in fact, a bastard. Apparently, D’Entremont is dying and wanted to meet Nicholas so that he can tell him in person that he is leaving his properties to him. Nicholas obtains love letters between his mother and the aging lord and is certain of it’s truth. Pierre, D’Entremont’s bastard nephew, who has served the lord for years only gets a property in Paris. Nicholas ends up marrying Veronique and they return to Petersbourg. Nicholas finally lets the country know about his illegitimacy and they return to D’Entremont’s estate where they have their HEA.
I thought the start of the story was very interesting. I liked Veronique’s spunk and I actually started to fall for prince charming, Nicholas! I loved the part where they were talking on either side of the door. Unfortunately, once the big secret was revealed, the story turned out to be very convenient and predictable. While Nicholas saved Veronique and her family, he didn’t really show her his love. I thought their love turned out to be pretty superficial.
When they returned to Petersbourg, Veronique martyred herself out and was not even angry at Nicholas at all, even when Nicholas didn’t come home at night and when he openly admitted that he was tempted by an ex! I did like the part where Nicholas was a bit tempted by the females. I thought that was pretty realistic.
The villain Pierre, was pretty tame. His motives for exposing Nicholas’ secret to the press was not very believable. It would have been better had he been really evil and had kidnapped Veronique with Nicholas rescuing her. He did end up rescuing her but the impact was not as great as I hoped it would be.
The last part of the story fell a little flat for me. I will be reading Princess in Love and I hope that one would be better.
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Posted May 26, 2013
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