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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    3.5 stars:  TO CATCH A PRINCESS is the second storyline in Carid

    3.5 stars:  TO CATCH A PRINCESS is the second storyline in Caridad Pineiro’s contemporary romance series from Entangled Suspense focusing on the Ivanov siblings and the Russian Royal family.
    As per the blurb, our hero is a Russian prince, hiding in plain sight as a police detective in New Jersey.  Hoping to keep a low profile and his family connections a secret, Peter Roman aka Prince Pyotr Romanovich remains a close friend to Tatiana and her brother Alexander whom we met in The Prince’s Gamble.  But Peter and Alexander have kept Peter’s true identity a secret from Princess Tatiana and when the young woman finally learns that her brother’s best friend and her teen crush, is the man to whom she has been betrothed, sparks will fly and her heart will be broken.
    The premise revolves around a high stakes jewel thief and his connections to the famous and infamous jewel heists in the previous time span.  With an upcoming fashion show in Monaco featuring the royal diamonds and jewels, Peter is determined to become part of the security team to keep safe both the jewels and the woman he loves.
    The storyline is predictable and slow to build as Caridad takes the reader into the behind the scenes world of the high stakes jewel heists, the rich and famous, and the building sexual relationship between Peter and Tatiana. We are privy to the security details, fashion extravaganza and back history of the Russian royalty featured in this particular storyline.  There is also the potential for a few more storylines as the people responsible for the heists are long gone and nowhere to be found.
    The leading characters are likeable but only relatable in a fairy tale adventure sort of way.  Our hero Peter is an alpha male, but one whose heart and soul has been darkened by a family secret that he hopes to keep undercover. Tatiana is a bit of a childlike princess; she can only be called “reader whiplash” because her personality and likeability changed every few pages.  She continued to push and pull Peter, giving mixed signals all the while knowing she has loved the man for many years.  But she believes she has been lied to and in that, Peter will need to jump through a few hoops before reclaiming Tatiana as his own. In the beginning their relationship is stormy, tense and misunderstood, but in the end there is romance, sensuality and a HEA.  The secondary characters are an interesting mix especially when there is always someone second-guessing their intent and purpose within the storyline.  
    TO CATCH A PRINCESS is a story with a little suspense, a little romance, a little mystery and a little sex.  If you like a little mystery with your romance storylines about a princess looking for her HEA, To Catch a Princess definitely has a little bit of everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Tatiana and Peter are both likeable characters, both have troubl

    Tatiana and Peter are both likeable characters, both have trouble trusting, both want to be loved for themselves. Their parents have arranged their marriage, only Tatiana doesn’t know that Peter is supposed to be the groom. How’s a girl with trust issues supposed to forgive all the lies?

    Peter has been living incognito, wanting a normal life instead of the attention and negative things a title can bring. He's been lusting after her but choosing to love Tatiana would mean sacrificing his anonymity and telling her all his secrets. I enjoyed the story, the romance and the mystery keeping my attention until the very last page.

    ARC provided by Entangled

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