The Princess in His Bed

The Princess in His Bed

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by Lila DiPasqua
     
 

The author of the "luscious, sexy" (New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Holt) Awakened by a Kiss returns with a new collection of erotic fairy tales that would make even the Grimm Brothers blush, inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the Pea."

The Marquis' New Clothes: To search his

Overview

The author of the "luscious, sexy" (New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Holt) Awakened by a Kiss returns with a new collection of erotic fairy tales that would make even the Grimm Brothers blush, inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the Pea."

The Marquis' New Clothes: To search his wardrobe for a missing ring, Aimee will have to get very close to the seductive Marquis de Nattes, and soon finds that his clothes-and hers-are utterly forgotten...

The Lovely Duckling: Joseph d'Alumbert will stop at nothing to peel away the inhibitions of Emilie de Sarron and reveal the beautiful swan inside...

The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can't sleep. There is something hard in her bed. Not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress- but the handsome marquis on it.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
DiPasqua follows Awakened by a Kiss with this bawdy collection of three fairy tale–themed romances set in 17th-century France. In "The Marquis' New Clothes," young widow Aimee de Miran finds love and fulfillment when she helps a friend recover a ring from a notorious rake. In "The Lovely Duckling," Joseph d'Alumbert assumes a false identity to befriend a young woman he publicly humiliated 10 years ago, but all goes awry when he falls in love with her at an orgiastic country house party. In "The Princess and the Diamonds," spy Matthias de Tesson goes undercover to root out the man behind a murderous gambling operation, only to lose his heart to a sexy young woman with a dark secret. Ripe with steamy affairs, these lusty stories are hot enough to warm the coldest winter night. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425237007
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lila DiPasqua lives with her husband and three children in Canada, and is a firm believer in happily ever after.

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Princess in His Bed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
gincam More than 1 year ago
"The Princess in His Bed", the second book in Lila DiPasqua's "Fiery Tales Collection" is equally as erotically enchanting as her first book, "Awakened by a Kiss". Lila's beautifully written story lines and completely involving characters are a treat for truly devoted lovers of romantic fiction. I felt somewhat bereft at the end of each book. I wanted to meet more of her characters--each one is so wonderfully brought to life that you feel a personal connection to them and share in their joys and sorrows. Your heart and mind will insist that each pair of lovers finds a gloriously happily-ever-after ending to their own unique story. The setting for these fantastic, fiery fairy tales is the court of Louis XIV, where nothing less than excess in all matters was acceptable to the most wealthy and powerful of citizens. The debauchery of this devastatingly decadent era in history makes the discovery of real and lasting love all the more emotionally satisfying. Lila DiPasqua is an author whose writing I will continue to anticipate with great pleasure. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What wonderful stories! Fairie tales that will make you squirm and blush. Very sexy. Not heavy and dark. Will put a smile on your face and won't let you down. I loved the 2nd story! Wow! Talk about steamy! Haven't gotten to the third yet. Well worth the money!
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booklover1335 More than 1 year ago
The Princess in His Bed is Lila DiPasqua's second collection of stories from her Fiery Tales series. I enjoyed her first collection Awakened by a Kiss and thought her unique twist to the classic fairy tales was original and "fiery" indeed, so I had high expectations for this next collection. In some respects the author exceeded those expectations, but with a few disappointments as well. What I enjoyed so much about the first series is that the author used elements of the original fairy tales, but cleverly changed it up so that it seemed new and familiar all at the same time. I didn't necessarily feel the new versions in The Princess in His Bed had as much in common with the older tales, but instead had only the most basic & fundamental facets to connect the old with the new. I felt they each had less in common with the original version than I anticipated so as a result I didn't think they were quite as clever as I expected them to be based on my first impression of this author's talent in Awakened by a Kiss. Therefore, I was a little bit disappointed even though I felt each story was well written. In addition, at the beginning of each story in Awakened by a Kiss, there was a shortened version of each fairy tale by the original author that I especially enjoyed. However, in The Princess in His Bed that was absent from the collection and I missed that as well. It didn't make a BIG difference to my impression of the stories, but it was a minor disappointment because you couldn't exactly compare the original to the new version of each tale to highlight what made it special and "cleverly retold". That being said however, I thought that the quality of all three stories in The Princess in His Bed collection was higher and more consistent than they were in Awakened by a Kiss. Each story in The Princess in His Bed had interesting and compelling characters, with fevered and passionate love scenes, and captivating plots that made it hard to put the book down. I enjoyed them all immensely...especially "The Lovely Duckling". "The Lovely Duckling" was the best story in the book in my opinion, with a rakish hero that hides his identity from the woman he desires in order to try and atone for past wrongs, and a heroine who yearns for passion despite being scarred both physically and emotionally from events in her past which leaves her insecure and reclusive from society. It was beautifully written with emotion, heart, despair, passion, redemption, and mostly importantly.love at it's best. This one would have been perfect, except for the fact that the ending felt a tad rushed. I would have loved for this story to have been a full length novel to fully explore the depth and potential it had. The Lovely Duckling alone is worth the price of the book, which makes The Marquis' New Clothes, and The Princess and the Diamonds, icing on a most delectable cake. Lila DiPasqua proves once again that she is an emerging and talented romance writer with what I hope is a promising future with her first full length novel, A Midnight Dance (August 2011), which is her retelling of Cinderella If you enjoyed Awakened by a Kiss then I think you will love The Princess in His Bed. Ratings: Overall: 4.25 stars. I would give the individual stories the following ratings: * The Marquis' New Clothes: 4.0 stars * The Lovely Duckling 4.50 stars * The Princess and the Diamonds 3.75 stars Sensuality level: 3.5
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