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His Undercover Princess
     

His Undercover Princess

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by Avery Flynn
 

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Stylist Elle Olsen lives in fear of someone discovering her secret identity as Princess Eloise. But the men who killed her entire family in a bloody coup have done just that and now they’re coming for her. All Elle wants is to disappear into anonymity again, but the panty-melting billionaire who kidnaps her isn’t about to let that happen.

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Stylist Elle Olsen lives in fear of someone discovering her secret identity as Princess Eloise. But the men who killed her entire family in a bloody coup have done just that and now they’re coming for her. All Elle wants is to disappear into anonymity again, but the panty-melting billionaire who kidnaps her isn’t about to let that happen.

On the society pages, smoking hot financier Dominick Rasmussen is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. As a secret resistance fighter, his one goal isto get Princess Eloise on the throne and restore the monarchy. The biggest problem? His stubborn and sexy undercover princess has no interest in ever wearing a tiara again.

Their goals couldn’t be more opposed, but neither Dom nor Elle can deny the attraction bringing them closer together. As the stakes rise and danger increases, they are forced to choose between love and country...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781633756137
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/02/2016
Series:
Tempt Me , #1
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
73,797
File size:
2 MB

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His Undercover Princess

Tempt Me Series


By Avery Flynn, Alethea Spiridon

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2016 Avery Flynn
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-613-7


CHAPTER 1

Elle Olsen was either going to strangle him with his pine-colored silk tie or drag him into a dressing room and fuck his brains out. Too bad both options would get her fired right before her rent was due. Life was such a buzzkill that way.

The him in question was Dominick Rasmussen, one of the world's most eligible bachelors and the bane of her existence if she wanted to keep her job as head stylist at Dylan's. He'd walked onto the exclusive floor of the luxury department store accompanied by store CEO Devin Harris, who had told her to clear her calendar for the day and take very special care of an old friend in from London who needed a new winter wardrobe and then told her to enjoy her week in the sun — whatever that meant. The result had been several hours of trying to talk the sexy billionaire out of his black suit. Literally. The guy wouldn't try on anything that couldn't be accessorized by a Windsor knot.

"That is very —" He paused for a second, pursing his thick Tom Hardy–style lips together as he looked at the latest offering she held up, a soft wool fisherman's sweater in an indigo that would play off the icy Nordic hotness of his arctic-blue eyes and ash-blond hair, not to mention highlight his broad shoulders and superhero-level biceps. "Casual. I don't do casual."

Really? She totally hadn't been able to figure that out after his reaction when she showed him a pair of eight-hundred-dollar denim jeans. But a man couldn't live in only suits and the occasional tux — not even an international financier who spent as much time in the society pages as he did the boardroom. A wardrobe needed variety, it needed color, it needed to adapt. "Do you sleep in your suits, too?"

He dragged his gaze from the sweater she held up to her and completed a slow perusal starting at her totally reasonable three-and-a-half-inch metallic silver heels, up her bare calves, across the fitted pear-green pencil skirt, over her winter-white cashmere sweater and stopping briefly on her lips before reaching her eyes. She'd been stark naked, pressed up against a sixteenth-floor window, having one of the best orgasms of her life from a lover's tongue and hadn't been as turned on as she was at that moment. Fire licked its way across her skin, flicking at all of her sensitive spots until her entire body vibrated.

"Do I sleep in my suits? Do you really want to know?" he asked, his voice low with just enough dominating arrogance in it to make her shiver.

Electricity sparked in the air around them, obvious enough she could practically smell smoke in the air. She bit her bottom lip. Hard. Moaning out loud would be so bad right now. Fucking a Dylan's personal shopping client would be out of bounds. Spontaneously combusting from lust would be a total no-no. Of course, none of that made her want to do it any less. But what she needed was to not get fired from her job because she'd schtupped a client in full view of the discreet video cameras placed around the showroom.

"I'm sorry, that was an inappropriate question." Inhaling a deep breath, Elle forced her face into a mask of subservient neutrality so distant from her true nature. "It won't happen again, Mr. Rasmussen."

"Not Mr. Rasmussen. Call me Dom. I really think we should be on a first-name basis, since you know that I strip off my suit every night and get into bed wearing nothing at all."

Just like that, her panties became a lost cause. He grinned as if he knew she was picturing his muscular body sliding between crisp, white sheets. Tall, hard, and — like the Viking raiders she grew up hearing stories about — dangerous. It radiated from him like a tractor beam pulling her closer.

"Now tell me what you sleep in," he teased. "It's only fair."

"Life isn't fair." Especially not when the cool dismissal she'd meant to project got hijacked by that breathy I'm-so-frickin'-turned-on lilt to her voice.

"No, it's not." He reached out and twisted a strand of her wavy strawberry blond hair around his long finger. "That's why you have to make it bend to your will."

According to the tabloids, he liked to bend women over any available surface and fuck them brainless. Considering she'd lost about a gazillion IQ points from spending thirty minutes with him while completely dressed, she could imagine how many she'd lose if they were both naked. The image to accompany that thought flashed into her head, and her knees almost buckled. She had to get out of here before she said fuck the cameras and yanked him to the nearest horizontal surface.

"If you'll excuse me for a moment, I'll go find a few more options for you to consider." Elle hustled out of the showroom as fast as possible without looking like she was running for cover, which she totally was.

The staff-only area on the exclusive eighth floor of Dylan's didn't have the chandeliers, plush sitting area, chilled champagne, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors the personal shopping showroom did, but she wouldn't have traded a single plastic chair or cup of hours-old coffee at that point for all that luxury. Instead, she sucked in the Dom pheromone–free air like a woman who'd just finished a triathlon while wearing one of those fake pregnancy bellies. Insta-lust had her by the metaphorical balls, and she needed a moment to get a hold of herself.

"Come on, girlie," Elle said to herself. "He's only a guy."

"Hey, Elle." Jaqui Shardwell, the only other personal shopper working on a Monday afternoon, peeked her head of her office. "You okay?"

Nope. Not even a little. "I'm good, just dealing with a client who doesn't like anything."

"Ugh. I feel your pain." She rolled her eyes in commiseration. "Remember that socialite who only wanted to wear puce retro sexy secretary dresses and fishnets?"

The memory of Carla Silbretti's brownish-purple phase had Elle giggling, relieving the tension stringing her body tight.

Jaqui's lips twisted, and she clasped her hands together. "Hey, I got a call from Halston's school. He threw up in the middle of class. I hate to ask, but ..."

"Don't even think about it." She waved her colleague off. "Go get the little guy. We don't have any other clients scheduled for today, and if it gets crazy, I'll call in Rebecca from lingerie. She's been dying to audition for a spot up here since she earned her fashion degree."

Jaqui grabbed her purse, and they both headed toward the special elevator that led straight to the parking lot for the personal shopping customers who liked their anonymity. They were the same ones who decreed there could be no cameras near the elevators and got management to turn off the security cameras in the showroom so that no leaked photos of them wearing an unflattering outfit could ever get out.

"You are the best, thank you." Jacqui gave her a quick air kiss before the elevator doors closed.

Not for the first time, a pang of loneliness hit her. Mr. Icy Hot would be gone soon, and then it would be her in the showroom until closing ... alone. Then she'd go home to her cute little one-bedroom apartment, where she'd binge on Netflix ... alone. Finally she'd curl up for the night under a mountain of blankets ... alone.

Friends hadn't been a possibility since she'd been abandoned in Harbor City at the ripe old age of seventeen. She couldn't risk letting anyone get close enough to discover her secret, so she'd compensated by working as much as possible, which allowed her to get her people fix and socialize, if only in a limited way. Boyfriends had been out, too, but she alleviated that need with her battery-operated boyfriend and infrequent, short-term lovers who never got the chance to know the real her. It wasn't the life she'd chosen, it wasn't the life her father would have chosen for her, but neither of them had been given a choice. When her world had blown up, the only option had been to run, to hide, to survive, so that's what she'd done.

"Elle," Dom said from behind her.

She whipped around to face him. What was he doing in the employee-only area? What do you think, dumb ass? Parcheesi?

He stood so close that the now-familiar tingling attraction snapped across her skin. He held one hand behind him, and the other reached for her, cupping the back of her head, his fingers tangling in her long hair. Oh, God, he was going to kiss her, and damn her mutinous body, she wanted him to. This was bad, but she'd lost her ability to care.

"Dom —"

The rest of the sentence was smothered by the white cotton cloth he held in his free hand and forced against her nose and mouth. Shock froze her to the spot. She couldn't blink. She couldn't breathe. All she could do was feel the banging of her heart as panic sent it into overdrive. The people who killed her family had found her.

"This is for your own good," he said as he looked down at her. "I couldn't take the chance you'd fight me, and there isn't time to explain."

Too damn bad for him, because her fight-or-flight response zinged into action. Whatever was in the cloth, she didn't want to breathe it in. Adrenaline clawed at her, demanding life-giving oxygen, but she refused to give in. They might have murdered everyone she loved and sent her into hiding, but she wouldn't go down without a fight. She grabbed his arms, yanking and stabbing her nails into the sliver of his wrists not covered by his shirt. He didn't flinch.

Dom kept his cold gaze on her, a icy determination making them even bluer somehow. "Just relax and breathe."

Fat fucking chance. Holding on to his forearms for leverage, she slammed her knee upward, aiming for his most vulnerable spot. He deflected the move with an ease of a natural athlete or a man trained to do whatever it took to force the world to do his bidding.

She fought against him, kicking and hitting, but he kept the cloth pressed against her nose and mouth. Her lungs burned with the effort not to breathe as she struggled in his iron grasp, but it didn't do her any good. Blackness ate around the edges of her vision, the lack of oxygen taking its toll. She didn't have long before she'd pass out, with or without the help of whatever chemical was in the cloth.

Ten years. She'd made it a decade without anyone finding her, without her secret coming out. Foolishly, she'd thought she was finally safe. Now she'd pay the price for a crown she'd never worn and a kingdom she'd never ruled. Dom pulled her close to his hard chest so she wouldn't fall to the cold marble floor, holding her tight but without cruelty. No doubt that would come later.

"Everything is going to be okay, Princess Eloise," he whispered against her ear. "I promise."

But it wouldn't. She knew better than to ever trust a man who promised happy endings in the middle of a kidnapping.

CHAPTER 2

Dominick Rasmussen tucked Princess Eloise closer against his chest as the elevator whisked them down to the subterranean garage and then opened its doors. He did a quick visual sweep of the space before stepping out, but it wasn't necessary. His team had been on surveillance duty for hours while he suffered through playing dress-up until a well-executed phone call sent Eloise's coworker on a wild goose chase to her child's school. Everything had gone perfectly, just as they'd planned ... and that was the problem.

The kidnapping had been too easy, and it pissed him off. His anger beat against him in time with his footsteps, echoing against the concrete walls and parked cars in the nearly vacant space. The whole store had been a security nightmare. Getting up to the private personal shopping area required a special key card to open Dylan's main elevator on the eighth floor, but stealing one from the concierge on the main floor would have been child's play. Once on the showroom floor, there were surveillance cameras, but they were only angled to capture movement around the designer clothing, especially the pieces of couture displayed like artwork. There was a sideboard filled with snacks and drinks but no register to warrant another camera. That would be too uncouth for the überrich, who had their bills sent to their accountants, he supposed.

Then there was the employee-only area. Sneaking back there had taken the skill of a toddler on a mission to grab the last chocolate chip cookie. All he'd had to do was, literally, take a single step beyond a curtained wall. There weren't any surveillance cameras in the employee area, the elevator leading to the garage, or the roped-off parking area for eighth-floor shoppers. There wasn't even a damn valet waiting, because anyone who shopped on that exclusive floor had their own driver.

If the Fjende had gotten to her first, she'd be dead and his country would be lost forever. By staying away from her so long, he'd nearly guaranteed the violent coup that had allowed the Fjende to steal the throne would go unanswered. The Resistance would have sacrificed so much for nothing. Dom would do whatever it took to make sure that never happened. The royals would return to Elskov and retake the throne.

Princess Eloise sighed in his arms, her soft breath tickling the sensitive skin along his neck and sending a shot of lust straight to his cock. Without thinking, he tightened his hold on her. It was the wrong choice. She was small, only five feet, six inches, according to her file, but her curves filled his hands, pressed against his chest, and imprinted on his mind.

The flirting earlier hadn't been necessary for his mission, but he hadn't been able to stop himself. The Elle Olsen he'd met upstairs was a woman who needed to be flirted with, fucked hard, and satisfied completely. For a few minutes, he'd let himself believe he was the man for the job. Thank God he'd come to his senses and remembered she was pretending to be someone else just as much as he was. He could flirt with the shopgirl; he couldn't even make eye contact with the princess without her prior approval.

Pulling himself back from the brink again, he punched the button on his key fob and unlocked the Mercedes. She stirred in his arms and clutched the lapels of his suit as he lowered her into the passenger seat. The weakened chloroform he'd soaked the handkerchief in only needed to keep her knocked out until they made it to his secure compound in the mountains a few hours outside Harbor City, but already she struggled against it. Good. Elskov needed a strong ruler who'd fight, because the Fjende weren't going to give up power willingly.

He clicked her seat belt closed and shut her door before circling the silver coupe and getting in on the driver's side. The motor purred to life, and he pulled out of the garage, waving to the parking attendant as he did, making sure his raised arm and partially turned body blocked the man's view of the passed-out woman in the passenger seat. After merging into traffic, he pressed the button on the comm unit hidden in his tie clip. "The package is secure. See you at rendezvous point."

His cell rang exactly sixteen minutes later. The caller ID read "unknown number." Of course, he didn't need a name to know who was on the other end. He was surprised the Resistance's leader had waited this long. Dom put in his Bluetooth synced to the coupe; if the princess woke up on the drive, there would be trouble enough without her hearing the voice on the other end of this call. He hit the answer-call button on his steering wheel. "Good afternoon, sir."

"Is she okay?" the other man asked in his signature wheezy half croak, which was all that was left of his voice after the assassination attempt.

"Yes, everything went as planned." This operation had been in the works for a year, slow and steady to make sure the Fjende weren't alerted to the princess's whereabouts. They'd planned so far ahead that they'd hacked into Dylan's internal server six months ago and put in a two-week vacation request for one Elle Olsen so her disappearance wouldn't cause concern. The timing for this had to be perfect.

"Did you have to get physical?" the other man asked.

Dom tightened his grip on the steering wheel. As if he'd hit a woman, let alone the one about to wear Elskov's royal crown. "No, sir. The chloroform eased the process."

"You better not have given her too much, dammit. Everything rides on her."

"I'm well aware of that." He reached across to her and pressed his fingers to the pulse point in her throat. Electricity singed his skin where he touched the smooth column of her neck, making his lungs tighten and his cock thicken against his thigh, but he held on long enough to confirm what he already knew. "Her breathing is steady and her heartbeat strong. She might have a headache when she wakes, but that should be it."


(Continues...)

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When Avery Flynn isn't writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life. Contact her at avery@averyflynn.com. She’d love to hear from you.

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His Undercover Princess 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Amanda-Novel-Addiction More than 1 year ago
All romance readers see the trends - the rise and fall of different romance tropes. I've noticed royals popping up more and more recently. It's not as prevalent as the billionaires, mind you, but it's happening. And this is a fantastic example of what I'd like to see when it comes to romances with royals (which is like dances with wolves, but cooler). I don't want the drama to just be that a royal fell in love with a commoner. Sure, that's sure to bring about some level of unrest, but I want more. And His Undercover Princess delivers. Yes, their relationship can't last because of her title - but more than that, her life is in danger. Now that, fellow readers, is some good drama. And what I appreciate the most about this, is that Elle doesn't lose her fire. She's been on her own for years, and just because she's been found and is preparing to go back into her former role as princess, it doesn't mean she just sits idly by, waiting for it all to happen. She remains a strong woman throughout the book, with her own fierce independence. She doesn't need Dom (well, I mean.. she does a little), but she wants him. I would have finished this in one sitting had my eReader not decided PDFs were strange and unfamiliar creatures. So once I got everything figured out, I went back to page one, curled up in the recliner, and just lost myself in this book. So worth a read.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
The Entangled Indulgence imprint is all about sexy, driven, alpha male heroes (the wealthier the better!) and strong, confident heroines. Add to that some royalty in hiding, and a bodyguard/security forbidden romance trope and you've got this latest story by Avery Flynn, a sexy, fast paced romp that gives us all of that, and still comes up with a happy ending. Elle has been under the radar for 10 years, having survived on her own as the sole remaining heir to the throne of her small island country after an assassination attempt on her father left her fleeing for her life at the tender age of 17. Unbeknownst to her, she's been under watch by a shadowy resistance group, waiting to bring her back to the throne. The time has come to reveal their plan, and when Dominick comes to her shop, a wealthy financier looking for some wardrobe assistance, she never expects that he's in fact a resistance fighter who is going to kidnap her and take her away to a secure fortress. Once she's got her bearings again, she's determined to find a way to escape, having no desire to go back to her home country and resume her position as Princess, then Queen. Dom's got things all worked out, but he doesn't count on the wild attraction he feels towards Ellie, or the feisty backbone she shows that threatens to disrupt his plans. Protecting the Princess has been something he's done from afar, but now that she's in his hands, well, things get a little more complicated. Can a commoner and a Queen-in-waiting find love at the end of their modern day fairy tale? I really enjoyed this story! I'm a sucker for the royalty/commoner storyline, so just the synopsis of the story had me intrigued. Add to that a bodyguard romance that implies a strong alpha male character and I'm all in! Dom definitely comes across as that guy, the protective at all costs, strong, determined man. He has a hard time remembering that Elle is royalty, as she's been on her own for a long time and learned how to take care of herself. She doesn't need the type of protection he expects, her self-defense skills definitely worthy of respect although he's not averse to giving her some more mat lessons 'wink, wink'. His attraction to Elle frustrates him, as he is torn being doing his duty for his adopted country and giving in to the chemistry between them. To his credit he lets her set the pace in their relationship. I loved Elle's character! Having had to survive on her own for the past several years, she managed to take a situation that would have destroyed most people and found a way to survive and to support herself. She's grown into a feisty, confident woman, including her understanding of her own sexual desires. She feels the same attraction to Dom, and she's willing to let him into her bed, but only on her terms. I loved her sexual confidence and the way she drives their relationship - which isn't to say that Dom doesn't maintain some control, but it's only with her approval. They share several sexy scenes, that eventually drive their romantic feelings for each other. But the faction that organized the coup that caused her to run in the first place isn't Elle yet, and the plot takes several action packed twists and turns on the way to Dom and Elle's happy ending. It was an exciting and enjoyable read!
Lelim0612 More than 1 year ago
Do you love a great romance with intrigue and mystery as well? Well this book is for you! You have already read the blurb so I am not going to re-write that. I will say that Avery Flynn writes a book that will keep you on a VERY emotional roller coaster ride, and WHAT A RIDE!!!! My emotions were all over the map for this book, everything from laughing out loud, to wiping the tears from my cheeks, to wanting to reach into the book and slap the hero upside his head for his stubborn ideas of……. No, I am not going to give anything away. The hero, Dom and the heroine, Ella are both very strong characters, and very lovable. The sparks between these two are very evident right from the beginning of the book. Ms. Flynn writes in a way that draws her readers into her books from the first page, and not let you out until you read the very last word. My only complaint about this book, it ended way too soon. But, is that not an indication of a great book? Maybe it is just me, but when I find a book this great with character such as Dom and Ella, I just want to continue reading about the rest of their lives. Note to the author: Thank you Avery Flynn for writing such spectacular books. I discovered you through NetGalley last year, when I read Get Lucky, an Irish anthology which included Big Bad Red. I fell in love with your writing then. Since then you have become one of my favorite authors. I was gifted with a copy of this OUTSTANDING book for my honest opinion. Thank you for reading my review. NOW, GO EXERCISE THAT INDEX FINGER AND ONE-CLICK THIS BOOK!!!
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Princess of his heart This was a good story that had so many highlights- hidden princess, sexy bodyguard, attempted kidnapping, supposedly dead King, and so many more plot twists. I loved the heroine , she really was a sassy and independent woman who has had a lot thrown at her in her early life and did the best she could. The beginning of the book starts out with the reader seeing the hidden princess in her new life and we do not know she is a princess but we can tell she is someone who is not really who she says she is. The start of the story starts off with such a huge start and doesn’t let you go relaxing anytime soon. It is fast paced, full of passion and intrigue and a big heaping dose of lust between the hero, hot financier Dominick Rasmussen and hidden queen pretending to be stylist to the rich Elle Olsen. Dom takes her back to where it all went back years before and Elle doesn’t trust him. Heck, Dom doesn’t trust himself yet he must do what is required for the country and that is make Elle be in this place at a certain time. There is a whole Cat and Mouse game being played which someone is trying to kill Elle. Is it the bad guys or is it really the good guys? Dom wants Elle-wants her body and her love but will she gets the HEA she so desperately craves , wants and needs ? The story is very fast paced, and full of the intrigue that goes with a story like this. And it does a heart good to have a sexy man like Dom to be the brain candy. Poor Elle didn’t know if she was coming or going with him. She did give him pieces of her sassy mouth to deal with and that is what he needed to be kept in check. I loved how she didn’t let him get away when he acted a jerk. I would have liked it if he groveled more when he was jerky toward her ; overall this was a good royal story and it kept my interest from start to end. My rating: 4.4 stars **** **I was given an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review***
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
4.5 Elle and Dom , are either of them who that say?? Elle is hiding from who she is and Dom is trying to make her embrace who she is , in this book there is mystery , war and romance . Dom needs Elle to go back and become princess and she does not want to , she has been in hiding from the people that killed her father the king for years, but they have found her and will do all they can to get her under their control . Dom spent his time teaching her to fight and hopes all he has taught her will be enough to keep her safe when it comes down to it , Will the princess get her man even tho he thinks he is below her . I really enjoyed this book and can not wait for the next one
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A fairy tale princess romance that is smokin' hot, riveting and spine-tingling! “Everything is going to be okay, Princess Eloise," he whispered against her ear. "I promise." But it wouldn't. She knew better than to ever trust a man who promised happy endings in the middle of a kidnapping.” HIS UNDERCOVER PRINCESS by Avery Flynn is as spicy read in which the tables turn on both primary characters. Readers can expect multiple kidnappings, thrilling suspense, dangerous political shenanigans, mysterious twists-and-turns galore and panty-melting steamy sex scenes! I was initially drawn to the book as I'm a fan of princess tales. However, don't get the idea that this tale is akin to those of the Disney princesses; It's definitely on the hot side with lots of action and excitement. This is the story of high-end personal shopper Elle Olsen and suave Elskovian Resistance fighter Dominick Rasmussen. Ellie Olsen is not who she has purported to be while in hiding for ten years. In reality, she is Princess Eloise, heir to the Elskovian throne. As the story opens, she is in the process of being smoothly kidnapped Mission-Impossible-style by Dom, an ultra-rich playboy, allegedly for her own protection. However, Dom's true goal as second in command in the Resistance is to place her back on the throne she was raised to rule. However, she has absolutely no intention of ever donning that tiara again. No! No! No! She blames her home country and its people for murdering her beloved father, the king. But, both the Resistance and the dastardly Fjende, who were responsible for the coup that ended in the death of her father and resulted in her need for her solitary sanctuary existence, have other ideas. I really liked both Elle and Dom. Elle had schooled herself never to let anyone close. She'd had nothing but quickie relationships for a decade. I found their sweet and hot romance together with their juicy sex scenes to be fun and highly entertaining, the perfect combination to keep me glued to this book! Dom was a competent, determined straight-laced stud-muffin and I enjoyed watching Elle teach him how to let loose a bit. Neither were looking for a permanent relationship. With Elle being royal, it wasn't possible... or was it? HIS UNDERCOVER PRINCESS is an irresistible page-turner! Make sure you have a fan nearby while reading it as you'll need it! This is a standalone read and not part of a series - though Id' love to read more stories like this. Avery Flynn is one of my favorite authors and she certainly didn't disappoint with this read! I highly recommend HIS UNDERCOVER PRINCESS to anyone who likes their romances to be smokin' hot, riveting and spine-tingling! My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there! 4 1/2 Wine Glasses!
CCarroll More than 1 year ago
I don't think we ever tire of princess stories even as adults. So when I got a chance to review a modern day story about a princess, how could I resist? This Book starts out with a bang never lets up until the last word. Fast paced, sexy as hell romance that is perfect for a mid-afternoon break or a late night reading fest. The author introduces us to Dom and he is one that you soon won't forget. We also meet the princess Elle. Feisty, take no crap chick who has big secret to hide. But one look at Dom and all bets are off. It's insta-love, baby. This author knows how to grab you and suck you in to the story. Loaded with plenty of action, lots of hot, hot sex and romance, this very fast paced story comes with no slow spots. This book is an exciting fun read that offers a sexy male lead and one feisty princess that you're going to enjoy meeting. I just wish it was longer! * copy received for review purposes
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
This book had such an intense, lustful, almost animalistic start to it. The tension between Elle and Dom was tight and electric. They sizzles in their scenes together and she gave him a run in the control department. Their back and forth banter was a whole lot of fun and downright smexy. Dom was very alpha in his protection planning. It was quite amusing with his backup plans for his backup plans. And their tussling scenes, pure fire. I loved the two of them together. They matched perfectly with their wit, sarcasm, sexiness, fierceness, and obligations. I only wish their story was a tad longer to get more of their ending. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Elle Olsen is hiding in plain sight. She's a royal princess. She escaped the bloody coup that killed her father and those who supported him. Dominick Rasmussen is a wealthy, playboy who kidnapped Elle for her own safety. He's a member of the Resistance and wants to put her back on the throne. He tells her that she's a target and he'll keep her safe. Can she trust him? Elle has been on her own for the last ten years. I loved her fierce independence and her take fearless attitude. I was moved by her loneliness. Dominick is a dangerous adversary, but I sensed his vulnerability. He is determined to accomplish his goal. He is attracted to the princess, but he knows she can never be his. I loved their battle of wills. Sparks fly when they are together. I wanted these two to get their HEA. I just wasn't sure how Avery Flynn was going to accomplish it. This is a fast paced story filled with surprising twists and turns. I can't wait for the next book in the Tempt Me series. I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - "I will always come for you." Stars! There is nothing I like more than a healthy dose of fiction with my fiction. And Avery Flynn delivered that perfectly with His Undercover Princess. Fictional country, Fictional Monarchy, and fictional everything else! The one thing that always draws me into this authors stories is that she always gives good character. Elle and Dom were both really likeable, and although one a Royal and the other a Commoner (albeit a Billionaire one), they both gave each other as good as they got. Elle was sassy, snarky and confident in herself, and Dom took all of that from her and still managed to turn her into a quivering, turned-on mess, and I loved the author’s telling of their story. "If you had been on my hit list… you’d have been dead before you even got to ask my inseam." Elle has been living incognito in the US for the last decade, a coup in her home country of Elskov killed all of her family, and her only chance of survival was to flee. Now the threat has returned and resistance fighter in private and Billionaire Bachelor in public Dom Rasmussen is her kidnapper/bodyguard for the foreseeable, while a workable solution to getting her back on the throne is planned out. Being a queen wasn’t a choice, it was her destiny, her duty, but it wasn’t all she was. Dominant and dirty mouthed Dom, was exactly the right balance of sexy alpha that I like, he took Elle’s strengths and used them to get her exactly where he wanted her, in the bedroom and pretty much elsewhere too. And when the bad-guys stepped into the picture, he turned into a gun-toting, fighting-dirty-to-get-back-his-girl! Never trust anyone… His Undercover Princess, is pure romantic escapism, with a little excitement thrown in for good reading measure. Avery has also set up the series well, in that the Epilogue gave us a look into the mind of Major Lucas Bendtsen, head of Elskov’s Silver Knights, the Elite Royal protection guard, and a little look into the potential story we will hopefully get for him next, in that it involves the mob, a possible threat to the throne and an elusive jewellery designer/thief. Bring it on! The first book in the Tempt Me series was a temptation I couldn’t refuse, I am expecting following titles to be just as enticing. ARC generously provided via Barclay Publicity, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Elle has been in hiding for 10 years, carefully hiding who she really is. Dom has been quietly plotting to restore the monarchy and avenge his parents murders. His biggest challenge is Elle’s refusal to be queen to a country that she feels abandoned her. They have great chemistry and the sexual tension is present in everything they do. There is no denying their attraction, but they both know there is no real future for them once she does her duty and is crowned. Though duty, secrets and enemies threaten to keep them apart, you can feel their love for each other through their actions. My heart broke for them both as I could feel their sadness, but luckily for them Ella doesn't give up that easily. Fast paced, sexy, fun and emotional, I enjoyed from beginning to end - another great read from Avery Flynn! I received an ARC for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Dina1 More than 1 year ago
Another terrific story by Avery Flynn. It's filled with her strong characters, humor, great storyline, and of course her eye-popping, sexy, sensual search for love. In this story we have a both people and country covering up lies, deceit, murder and false identities. We have the false leaders of a country and the revolutionaries trying to bring back the rightful ruler. But we have a twist here for the ruler does not want to rule. Read this story of a Princess fighting every step of the way to run and hide and the man who is fighting just as hard to bring her back to the throne. Royalty and commoner; we know what that means. If you love reading historical romance but with a modern twist, this one is definitely for you.
Staci70 More than 1 year ago
Princess Eloise is hiding in plain sight as Elle Olsen, stylist to the rich and famous in Harbor City. Now it's 10 years since the coup that killed her father and sent her into hiding. Dominick Rasmussen is a financier who is one of the world's most eligible bachelors, as well as a street resistance fighter from Elle's native country. Dom wants nothing more than to get Elle back to the throne to take her rightful place as Queen. Elle wants nothing to do with her Elskov heritage. What follows is a story of their attraction to each other, the secrets Dom is hiding from her, and if Elle will make it to the coronation in her home country. I loved every twist and turn to this story. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
AuroraDawn5 More than 1 year ago
When she watches the assasination of her father on the steps of the Elskov royal palace, the world, as she knows it pretty much comes to an end for Crown Princess Eloise, but into her place steps Elle Olsen, a beautiful, strong, independent stylist for Dylans, an upscale department store for the uber rich. This isn't the life the princess expected, but it's what she's got and she's not unhappy living in Harbour City and watching Netflix when she's not working ... that is until billionnaire Dominick Rasmussen walks into the store, determined to pull her back into the life she left behind ten years ago. His Undercover Princess is a story of assassination, treachery and political intrigue expertly crafted by the always exciting Avery Flynn. It is also a sweet and tender love story, sprinkled with a generous share of love scenes so hot you'll need asbestos gloves to turn the pages. If all the surprises and unexpected twists and turns in the plot don't keep you rivited, the smart mouth banter and spirited exchanges between Dom and Elle almost certainly will. My Undercover Princess is a definite 5 on my like meter.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn....Is one of the hottest fairytales I have ever read. Elle the beautiful Princess and Dom the Prince Charming. Oh my, this story is on fire with so much action, hot chemistry and super hot sex scenes. Avery Flynn knows how to tell a story that pulls you in and does let you out until the last word. If you are looking for a fast pace entertaining book, you have found it. I received a complimentary book from publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
kbsroberts5 More than 1 year ago
Elle has been living in fear ever since she was forced to flee her country after her father was brutally assassinated. Now she's all alone in new place trying to survive. Fast forward years later, and she has adapted to her new life pretty well, even though she lives in constant fear of someone, mainly her father's enemies, figuring out who she really is. For that reason, she' keeps people at a distance and always stays alert. Which is why when a new client, Dominick Rasmussen, started to make her feel things she hadn't felt for anyone before, kidnapped her, she was surprised and very disappointed that she hadn't seen him coming for her until it was to late. Now Elle has to figure out if Dominick is her worst fear come to life, or if he's her dream come true. What originally drew me to this book was the title. I wanted to read about a Princess who instead of needing to be saved, could pretty much save herself. Well Elle definitely proved she could hold her own. With a little help she could rule her world. The chemistry between Elle and her white night, Dominick, was just icing on the cake to a very well written story. They both have a duty to uphold which would undoubtedly make it hard for their budding romance, but who says that they can't have it all, and what if anything are they willing to give up to be together.. This was a great story from beginning to end with action, drama, and lots of passion. I give it 4 stars!
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. 'His Undercover Princess' by Avery Flynn is the story of Elle Olsen and Dominick Rasmussen. Elle has been hiding for a long time after and now thinks she has to change hiding spots. But before she can do that she is taken by Dominick.... who besides being one of the riches men, he is a secret resistance fighter who is trying to restore the monarch. How can you not like a Princess and a man fighting to keep her safe....enough said. Please follow more reviews at the below sites: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1... http://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sally.mae.39... http://booklikes.com/ https://romancebookreviewforyou.wordp... https://www.facebook.com/groups/17091...
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars! This is an entertaining book from talented author Avery Flynn. His Undercover Princess is a very sexy version of the old film Holiday Inn, with twists and turns that kept me happily engaged. The two primary characters, stylist and princess Elle Olsen, and successful businessman and leader of the Resistance Dominick Rasmussen, have amazing yet complicated chemistry. Their unique relationship is fun, exciting, and full of passion for their cause and each other. They are a hot couple, both in and out of the bedroom. I love modern fairy-tales and this one is quite good and vibrant. The epilogue introduces the next book in the series, however, it doesn't flow well with the story's ending. Overall, this a fast-paced romance with lively characters and an interesting plot. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
MELHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
Avery Flynn has done it again! She keeps us on out toes the whole way through the book and also adds just the right amount of romance and suspense to her stories to make them so enjoyable. This is a great read to settle down with for an afternoon of relaxing. Quick and enjoyable! Elle is a stylist and we know from the beginning that she is trying to hide something from her past and has been for 10 years but we don't clearly find out for a little bit what it really is she is hiding. We do find out that Elle witnessed the death of her father and that is when she decided to flee her country, 10 years ago. Elle has made a good way for herself and has been successful in hiding herself, or, so she thinks. When Elle gets a tough client that is very picky and hard for her to please, she just focuses on getting the job done so she can move on, but in doing so she lets her guard down that she has had up for 10 years and this client, Dominick, ends up kidnapping her. Dom is determined to take Elle back to her country and make her claim the throne back, only thing is, Elle has no interest in becoming Queen. Elle very quickly find out that she has not done so well in hiding herself for all those years because Dom has been onto her for years now. He was just waiting for the right moment to make his move. The sparks begin to fly between these two and they begin to develop feeling and somewhat of a relationship, but they both know that it is not going to last once Elle takes over as Queen. There is a huge secret that Dom is hiding from Elle and when she finds out, things begin to shift in their relationship and Elle wonders who she can really trust. This books will keep you wanting more and more. For me, I read it in one sitting because I did not want to put it down. I wanted to know how things were going to end for Dom and Elle. The story line has great twists and turns to keep you attention throughout. I can't wait to see what is next from Avery Flynn! I hope that we get more like these from her in the near future!
Jandmterry More than 1 year ago
* I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. Dom's job is to kidnap and return Princess Eloise (Ellie) to Elskov to take her rightful place on the throne. Ellie ran for her life and from that life 10 years ago when her father the King was assassinated. She has no desire to return. It is going to be a battle of wills between these two and only one will come out on top. This story had plenty of suspense, sexy times and was enjoyable.
teetee1968 More than 1 year ago
Elle has long ago given up Princess Eloise. Ten years on her own, making a life for herself, always looking over her shoulder, she is content to stay where she is. Until Dom. Dom has the mission of placing Princess Eloise back in her rightful position. Little does he know that, the mission he has had for ten years, is the last thing he really wants to do once he really gets to know "Elle". This story speaks of family obligation, loyalty and realizing the hearts wants what the heart wants! Wonderful characters and an addicting story! You will want more (and come to find out, there WILL be more! Just saying...) Great book by Avery Flynn!
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Stylist Elle Olsen lives in fear of someone discovering her secret identity as Princess Eloise. But the men who killed her entire family in a bloody coup have done just that and now they’re coming for her. All Elle wants is to disappear into anonymity again, but the panty-melting billionaire who kidnaps her isn’t about to let that happen. On the society pages, smoking hot financier Dominick Rasmussen is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. As a secret resistance fighter, his one goal is to get Princess Eloise on the throne and restore the monarchy. The biggest problem? His stubborn and sexy undercover princess has no interest in ever wearing a tiara again. Their goals couldn’t be more opposed, but neither Dom nor Elle can deny the attraction bringing them closer together. As the stakes rise and danger increases, they are forced to choose between love and country… Review: That ended way too soon! I want more of Elle and Dom!! Great, sexy romance! There was a little bit of everything in this book, forbidden romance, undercover princess, sexiness, action, drama, kidnapping - you name it, it was wrapped up in this short package. Roman Holiday is one of my favorite movies and when they wrapped it into this story, I thought it was a perfect pairing and made sense for the story. I really did not want the story to end, I enjoyed Elle and Dom so much. I have read other books by Avery Flynn and each is fun and engaging to read, I know when I pick one up I will be satisfied. You won't be disappointed with this romantic suspense story. 4Stars *Received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining read that grabs your attention right away. After witnessing the death of her father, Princess Eloise escapes her country and has been living in obscurity in the US for the last 10 years. She's had to work hard to rebuild her life but she's done it. Then one afternoon everything changes. Eloise is kidnapped by the difficult customer she's been helping. Dominick Rasmussen intends to take her back to her country and have her take the throne as she was always meant to. Problem is she has no desire to return to her old life. These two may not agree on many things but the one thing that can't deny is the sizzling chemistry between them. There are too many things that could ultimately keep them apart though. Can they get past all that and find a way to have it all. I would recommend this one for a light relaxing afternoon read.
missalicia2013 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review... Steamy. fun, and a little dirty. Everything Avery Flynn is known for. Elle Olsen is in hiding and trying to pretend to be a stylist for a high end clothing store. Elle Olsen is not even her real name. Her life depends on no one knowing her real name or status. She really thought she was doing well hiding in plain sight until they found her. Dominick Rasmussen high end play boy or something else? Elle finds out the hard way he is much more than he appears. Dom as she will know him has a mission and he is determined to finish it. Will Elle fall in line or try to get in the way? Can Dom protect her and his mission?
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
This is a fun modern day fairy tale with lots of excitement and heart. Princess Eloise was raised to be Queen but when a coup happened, she needed to go into hiding fearing for her life. Ten years later she is living a lonely life as Elle, a stubborn, quick thinking, resourceful, fashion consultant. When financier and playboy, Dominick Rasmussen, comes to her upscale store under the guise of needing new clothes, she is taken by surprise when he kidnaps her. She learns that Dom has actually been secretly protecting her all these years and the time has come for her to take her rightful place as Queen. Dom needs control over everything and this sexy resistance fighter soon learns that his Queen is also a fighter and will not be easily controlled. So begins the push and pull of two strong and engaging people. They have opposite ideas and constantly challenge each other making them a great team. I love their witty banter and sarcasm that helps to build their explosive chemistry and passion. There are several twists and turns that make this story so thrilling and delightful. If you enjoy strong characters, exciting story lines with clever banter and sexy romance, then you will love this book!