Taken by the Prince

Taken by the Prince

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by Christina Dodd
     
 

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Only Victoria knows that Saber Lawrence is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. But when Saber kidnaps Victoria to ensure her silence and vanquish her reserve, he finds that the proper English governess is not so easily seduced, unless Saber's willing to surrender something of his own-his heart.

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Only Victoria knows that Saber Lawrence is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. But when Saber kidnaps Victoria to ensure her silence and vanquish her reserve, he finds that the proper English governess is not so easily seduced, unless Saber's willing to surrender something of his own-his heart.

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Publishers Weekly
This serviceable and solid Victorian romance mostly takes place in the fictional country of Moricadia, long oppressed by the despotic de Guignard family. Raul Lawrence, the rightful heir to the Moricadian throne, is distracted from his covert revolutionary activities by Victoria Cardiff, a traveling governess, who recognizes him from a childhood encounter. Afraid that she will betray him, he kidnaps her. The sparks of their romance flicker against a backdrop of revolution, as Victoria slowly yields to Raul's caresses and the de Guignards decide to put a stop to his ambitious activities. Dodd (Chains of Fire) combines the two stories in a satisfying arc that delivers sensual sizzle, though some readers will flinch at scenes of aggressive seduction that verge on the nonconsensual. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451413048
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,240,283
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Washington with her husband and two dogs.

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Taken by the Prince 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 122 reviews.
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
Ha ha! This romance is perfect when you are in the mood for a good laugh. The book is filled with ridiculous characters; such as a prince of a made up country, an English governess, renegades living in the hills, villainous usurpers and an icy Earl. Enjoy!
Mrs_BookwormWI More than 1 year ago
This was Ms. Dodd at one if her bests. She is a masterful storyteller. I read this book in two nights!
Cynthia McClelland More than 1 year ago
great book but also seek out buckneer. it is even better.
princessgabby More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book, the characters were fantastic, the wit was rapier sharp, and the romance was great! All too often the leading ladies in romance novels are overshadowed by the men who sweep them off their feet; this is sooo not the case with Miss Victoria Cardiff! Raul is Prince Saber in disguise and attempting to win back his throne, after building himself up from nothing despite a past that will make you want to wring his father's neck; of course he's also handsome, forceful, and all to accustomed to getting his own way. So it's no surprise to the reader that when Victoria accidently imparts Raul's secret, his immediate solution is a kidnapping plot! Poor Raul, he has no idea what he's in for! Victoria may be his captive, but she decides if she wants to surrender; she's smart, witty and all-to-capable as a few Gentleman find out much to their detriment. Any heroine who "shoots to kill" gets four stars from me! Victoria is a great character, and a great match for Raul; I highly recommend getting to know her by reading this book you'll love her!
Big_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
She's a skilled writer and this is a great story.
barbara sargent More than 1 year ago
this book was so beautiful! adventure ,romance and heart breaking! this is a keeper! sexy hero! yummmy!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Prim and proper Lady Victoria Cardiff came close to falling off a balcony, but rakish Raul Lawrence saved her life. After his rescue, they share a kiss. In the dictatorial Principality of Moricadia, Victoria the governess accompanying her charge and Raul meet for the second time. They are attracted to one another, but he has no time for a female in his life though he loses focus on his mission and fears she may know his secret. Raul is both the long lost rightful Prince of Moricadia and the rebel leader Saber. As he leads the counter insurgency against the de Guignard tyrannical rule, he locks away Victoria to insure she cannot inform anyone what she knows and to keep the woman he loves safe from being used as a pawn by his enemies. The latest Victorian Governess Bride romance continues the Moricadia arc (see In Bed With The Duke) with a warm tale of love. The rebellion subplot serves more as a catalyst of love than a suspense element though it does move forward the anticipated battle between freedom and tyranny. Readers will enjoy Victoria's Moricadia adventure as her heart is Taken by the Prince of the principality. Harriet Klausner
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The review does not say it, but this is #9 in the governess bride series. It follows the Jude and Caroline story.
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
You will find yourself wishing the Country was real!
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