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Romance sizzles in this Cinderella story set in Scotland, the first in a sparkling new spinoff series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins.

Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Duchess Natasha decides it’s time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and ...

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Romance sizzles in this Cinderella story set in Scotland, the first in a sparkling new spinoff series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins.

Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Duchess Natasha decides it’s time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer—she isn’t at all to the Duchess’s taste.

Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt—no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So…wouldn’t it be fun to turn his “game” upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees…

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  • ISBN-13: 9781451685244
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 9/23/2014
  • Series: Oxenburg Princes Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 78,419
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Hawkins is a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author of some of the funniest and freshest fairytale-based Scottish romances. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen is getting chocolate on her keyboard while writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance!

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  • Posted September 28, 2014

    This is a cute continuation of her previous series with another

    This is a cute continuation of her previous series with another Oxenburg prince finding love in Scotland. It is a quick lighthearted read. If you have enjoyed her other books you will like this one. This and the last series have not seemed as in-depth as her previous ones but they are still good and I will read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

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    This is book one in the Oxenburg Princes series. Bronwyn Murdoc

    This is book one in the Oxenburg Princes series.

    Bronwyn Murdock, a bookish spinster, is surprised by a small dog coming out of the nearby forest interrupting her quiet time reading by her favorite tree. A woodsman soon follows and and Bronwyn is intrigued like never before, especially when he kisses her before leaving.

    Bronyn soon learns that her woodsman is really Prince Aleksey Romanovin from Oxenburg. When she overhears him talking to a friend about using her to get his grandmother to stop wife hunting for him, Bronyn decides to turn the tables on him. She will make him fall for her and then let him know that she knew of his plan.

    But what happens when the feelings become all too real for both of them?

    As always, Karen Hawkins has done a masterful job of storytelling. In her latest book, a twist on the Cinderella story, she introduced us to a whole new set of characters that you will fall in love with.

    Even though Aleksey was a prince, I thought he was pretty down to earth. Grand Duchess Natasha, Aleksey's grandmother, loved her!! Being a bookworm myself, I totally related to Bronwyn. She had the best attitude! She finds out that that the prince is using her and she turns the tables on him, LOL! 

    I loved Aleksey and Bronwyn together and hope that we see more of them in the rest of the series.

    Thanks go out to Pocket Books for a copy of the book for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2014

    A charming, humorous take on the classic fairy tale! This book

    A charming, humorous take on the classic fairy tale!

    This book is about Bronwyn, an avid romance reader who lives with her inventor father, ambitious step-mother, and beautiful step-sisters. Escaping from her duties assisting her father and the household, she retreats to her favorite reading spot in the woods...to find a handsome huntsman with delicious kisses! A few days later, she discovers that he is not a huntsman but a prince visiting their neighbor!

    Alexsey is intrigued by the bookish Bronwyn and sets out to have a delightful few-weeks tryst with her...and use her to spoil his grandmother's matchmaking plans. Brownyn overhears his nefarious plan and becomes determined to use his own game against him. What follows is hilarity, a meddling step-mother and grandmother, passion and wonderful surprising twists and turns!

    As a lover of fairy tales, I have read many versions of the Cinderella story; but this is by far the most humorous and interesting! I was really able to identify with Bronwyn as she was so different from the usual romance heroine of the Regency era and so much more like a regular person.

    Karen Hawkins has introduced yet another marvelous book into our world, and I cannot wait for the next one to see where she takes us next! I highly recommend this book!



    Please note: I received a copy from the writer for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2014

    I have to say this was a wonderful, fun filled read. I really en

    I have to say this was a wonderful, fun filled read. I really enjoyed it.
    The Prince in the story is Alexsey Romanovin, and he's a bit of a rogue and has no intention of settling down. Until his grandmother says it's time he did and sends him to Scotland and she expects him to find a wife.........but it's still not going to happen as far he's concerned.......Until he meets an unusual but pretty in a quite way (if you looked close) woman reading in the woods. Who turns his world upside down.
    Bronwyn Murdoch loves books she's plain spoken and thinks she's on the shelf. And any way she has two younger and prettier stepsister to help marry and she helps her father with his patents, so she is happy how she is..... Until a huntsman comes into her life one day in the woods.......Well he's dressed like a huntsman and is plabergasted when she finds out the huntsman she has been dreaming about and had shared a kiss with is Prince Alexsey and is way above her station.
    When the Prince finds Bronwyn again he's not going to let her escape, and the fun and passion begins.
    The chemistry between the two main was characters great. Alexsey's grandmother and Bronwyn's stepmother would like Alexsey and one of her stepsister to marry. So the pressure is on Alexsey, but he holds his own, he knowns who he want's. Bronwyn is a little confused at times but she does the right thing in the end.
    The secondary characters were excellent, they were interesting in them selves.
    I had a great time read this novel and I look forward to the sequel very much.
    If you love romance and fun I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2014

    Prince Alexsey Romanovin is a sexy, flirty, bad boy who is used

    Prince Alexsey Romanovin is a sexy, flirty, bad boy who is used to getting any woman he wants. Unfortunately for him his Grandmother is ready for him to end his flirty love them and leave them ways and find a wife so he can start a family. Alexsey is forced to go to Scotland and does everything in his power to make himself unavailable to any marrigible Miss on the marriage mart and runs into Bronwyn Murdoch, the last woman his Grandmother would ever want him to marry and the perfect woman to set his sheets and heart on fire.

    I loved every moment of this book. Bronwyn Murdoch was a woman that was very ahead of her time. She was outspoken, assertive and was not afraid of being herself. The interaction between Alexsey and Bronwyn was great. I laughed so hard at some of Brownyns actions and seduction plans. The story does have a Cinderella feel to it but I honestly felt like it was so much more. This book showed that it was ok to love someone not classically considered the status quo. It showed how love can empower you so much that you take a chance and make the choice to have love and lose that love than to let it just pass you by never knowing what could have happened. It showed the beauty of living, having dreams and how wonderful it can be to have those dreams come true. The ending of the book was very good, I was definitely surprised. I must admit I cried, laughed and had a great time on the journey that Karen Hawkins brought me on. Worth every penny.

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  • Posted November 10, 2014

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    The Prince Who Loved Me A handsome, rakish prince who doesn't b

    The Prince Who Loved Me

    A handsome, rakish prince who doesn't believe in true love meets a stubborn lass who will settle for nothing less...

    In a lighthearted retelling of a classic fairy tale, bestselling author Karen Hawkins gives Cinderella a Scottish twist!

    Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer—she isn't at all to the duchess' taste.

    Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt—no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So . . . wouldn't it be fun to turn his "game" upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?

    This is a new to me author and I enjoyed reading this story. I didn’t really get the whole “Cinderella” theme until the very end which was silly of me. I didn’t read the description of the book before and thought it funny some of the similarities to Cinderella not thinking it was by design.

    We are introduced immediately to Alexsey and Bronwyn and one thing is for sure, Alexsey is an irrestible hero. Didn’t hurt that I pictured David Gandy as Alexsey – mamasita!

    Bronwyn is a sweet, bookish, independently-minded, and considerate heroine. She is the oldest with two stepsisters who are very likeable. Bronwyn wasn’t interested in a season and does not like social situations. She prefers to be by herself with a good book, which is how she comes to meet Alexsey.
    It is hard to see Alexsey’s attraction to her though. He explains, many times, that she is “intriguing”. He explains this many times, to many people, as I’m not the only one who has a hard time seeing the attraction. But, there is an attraction between them that cannot keep him away. I liked that he defied social convention and his grand-aunt, a duchess, to visit her and see her. He was a very strong and determined character and used to getting his way.

    There’s a plot theme with Brownyn trying to foil plans she overhears him making regarding their relationship. It is funny how she implements this plan and at first it seems like it is not going to work but Alexsey is so smitten with her that she can be an idiot and he is still attracted to her.

    The characters in this book, and there are many, are likeable and fairly interesting. The only one I didn’t care for was the step-mother, but as step-mothers go she was very tame. And as I discovered, this was a Cinderella story!

    Overall a light, fun, sweet, sexy read and I will be reading more of Karen Hawkins.

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  • Posted November 10, 2014

    Please note that I received a free copy of this book for an hone

    Please note that I received a free copy of this book for an honest opinion.

    Our Prince in this story is Alexsey and our Heroine Bronwyn.

    Bronwyn in 24 and "on the shelf". She doesn't really care, she has her family, her books and her work with her father who is an inventor. She never fit in with the other ladies, as she is very expressive with her opinions and questions. A lady would never question or disagree in polite public.

    Alexsey is a handsome but arrogant man. He gets what he wants. He wants nothing but "flirtations" and mistresses, no marriage or settling down. His Grandmother, Tata Natasha want him to marry and have children. She is really a burr in his side, never giving her any peace.

    Brownwyn and Alexsey meet at her reading spot. They are both dressed in older clothing, she thinks he is a huntsman and he thinks she is a maid for one of the families in the area. They talk and is very intrigued by her. He likes that she is honest and also likes that she is not interested in marriage.

    He later tells his friend Strath that Bronwyn will become his new "flirtation" and then they will become bored of one another and amicably part. Unfortunately everyone else has different ideas. He is the guest at a house party and his is helping Tata by throwing parties and events to get eligible women around Alexsey.

    As usual, nothing goes as anyone had planned and all kind of havoc ensues.

    I am a fan Of Karen Hawkins. I have read many of her books and look forward to new books by her. I think the one thing that bothered me is that Alexsey is so arrogant and it is all about what he wants. He is also manipulative. Bronwyn was never forced or threatened to do anything but he manipulate if he could. Bronwyn made all her own decisions but she had less experience in her life.

    Alexsey does finally realize that there is more to life than manipulation and mistresses of his past and he does grow up. I only wish that Bronwyn made him suffer a little more!

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  • Posted October 25, 2014

    Karen Hawkins does a different take on Cinderella. Yes th

    Karen Hawkins does a different take on Cinderella. Yes there is a poor girl and a prince and a ball, and yes there is also a stepmother and stepsisters, but the similarities pretty much ends there.
    The Prince Who Loved Me is actually a sweet, funny love story. A standard romance theme, with no big surprises, but I was not disappointed. It’s a nice, easy, entertaining read. It has an interesting story line that unfolds at a steady pace. It doesn’t rush into conclusions, or wrap it up too abruptly. This book was well written with a good bit of humor that caused me to laugh at loud. It depicts realistic scenarios with characters that were genuine and enjoyable. They are written with such detail you really feel you know them. I found myself immediately lost in the story wondering what would happen next.
    Bronwyn’s is a self-proclaimed spinster who is very much content with her life, with no intentions of ever marrying. However she sees no reason that she shouldn’t at least try to enjoy the attentions of a handsome stranger. Her misguided attempts to seduce him are so funny, as her methods rarely meet the desired results. I will probably always remember this book, especially when choosing to buy a new scent to wear!

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  • Posted October 3, 2014

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    **I received a copy of this book for an honest review This book

    **I received a copy of this book for an honest review

    This book is a refreshing spin in the classic Cinderella tale. I found the story a nice read that I couldn't put down until it was done. The interactions between the two main characters were well played and highly amusing. I was happy to find that in this telling, the stepmother and stepsisters were very warm and loving and nothing like the original. I can't wait to read the first book in this series and look forward to the rest!

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  • Posted October 2, 2014

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    Well, I'm not really great at Reviewing books (or anything for t

    Well, I'm not really great at Reviewing books (or anything for that matter)... But I'll give it a go because I love Karen Hawkins and I won this book via a Goodreads First Reads giveaway, so it seems only right and fair. :)




    With that said, I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Yes it had some Cindrellaish undertones but they were mild and didn't make me roll my eyes even once (as some other books have done.) The humor was light and perfect, and I appreciated the lack of overly dramatic angst—which has its place, but wasn't what I was in the mood to read about right this moment. Of course Aleksey, being what he is, has a couple of boorish moments, but one can hardly blame him and Bronwyn handles him just fine.




    As I've been waiting for this book since I read "How to Pursue a Princess"—I loved Wulf and wanted to read about his brothers. Seeing more Tata Natasha is also a bonus. ;)—I was not only ecstatic to win this book, but knew I'd likely love it to pieces, which I did. What more can I say? If you're a Karen Hawkins fan, you'll likely enjoy this book quite a bit... And if you're not a Karen Hawkins fan, well, what the heck are you waiting for?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Ok

    It had its moments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth This is the first book in

    Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

    This is the first book in the fabulous The Oxenburg Princes. Though one of the brothers has been in a different series; The Princess Diaries Trilogy by Karen Hawkins. I loved this book so much that after reading it I pre-ordered it and bought the Princess Diaries. After all I want to know how the younger Prince found his Princess. Completely fabulous this was funny and heartwarming. I loved it.

    The Review:

    Prince Aleksey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life of flirting and much more. He is dashing and handsome, but with no interest in ever marrying. Life is good until his grandmother, Grand Duchess Natasha decides it’s time for him to settle down, and drags him to Scotland to find a bride. Aleksey is determined his grandmothers schemes will fail. When he meets brainy, bookish and bespectacled Bronwyn Murdock, a woman who he enjoys spending time with and who he knows his grandmother will never agree to being his princess, Aleksey decides she’s perfect to stop the Duchess’s meddling into his personal life for once and for all.
    Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn doesn’t have time for the handsome Prince, no matter how much she enjoys his kisses that awaken in her a desire for her own adventures. After all she knows the arrogant, spoiled prince isn’t seriously interested in her, a determined firm-minded female, and decides she will teach him a lesson and bring him to his knees!

    FTC Advisory:  Pocket Books through Net Galley provided me with a copy of The Prince Who Loved Me by Karen Hawkins Published through Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Bad writing

    Poorly written and containing ridiculous butchering of the Russian language. Then again, the whole thing is ridiculous

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  • Posted September 28, 2014

    Karen Hawkins has done it again. As a child, I loved the Cinder

    Karen Hawkins has done it again. As a child, I loved the Cinderella fairy tale. Karen Hawkins has taken this beloved fairy tale and gave it a funny, Scottish twist. Cinderella is played by Bronwyn, a book loving spinster who is more worried about helping her father with his work and helping her 2 step-sisters find their own true loves. Along comes Prince Alexsey, a bored prince who is trying to avoid his grandmother's matchmaking attempts. A lost shoe, a matchmaking grandmother and a step-mother, and a persistent prince creates a funny, newer version of Cinderella. I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    This is the 2nd book in the series, and while it can be read as

    This is the 2nd book in the series, and while it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the 1st book "How to Pursue a Princess". For me Karen Hawkins is always a must read and she does not disappoint with her new release. Karen's writing style is always witty and I love that she can make me laugh out-loud with the interactions between the characters. I will admit, I'm a sucker for a series, there is something just so enjoyable with being able to revisit beloved characters from previous books and to almost get an update to their story (yes I know they're not real, but they're real in my head :-)) I also love books based in Scotland, it just seems to give the author a leeway for more relaxed behavior by the characters without constantly being worried about the rules of high society in a normal Regency Novel. If you have not treated yourself to a Karen Hawkins book in the past, I highly recommend you start with this series, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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  • Posted September 26, 2014

    I will start out by saying that I received an advance copy. I re

    I will start out by saying that I received an advance copy. I really enjoyed this book.
    The relationship between Bronwyn and Alexsey just seemed so right.
    They are so comfortable with each other and that came through so beautifully in the writing.
    I can't wait for the rest of the series!

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  • Posted September 26, 2014

    Bronwyn Murdoch is a bluestocking of the highest degree. She wou

    Bronwyn Murdoch is a bluestocking of the highest degree. She would like nothing better than to remain at home with her father and
    stepmother, ensconced in her books and chaperoning her sisters, no need for a man. After a chance meeting in the woods with a dashing
    huntsman, at her favorite reading spot no less, Bronwyn’s ideas about men begin to change. It seems that one of the heroes from her
    novels has jumped from the pages and is wooing her. What’s a girl to do but try and woo him back? In this Scottish re-telling of the classic
    fairy tale Cinderella, Karen Hawkins has created characters that leap off the page and make the reader want to join in with the antics, a real
    page-turner until the very end, I didn’t want to put it down.   

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

    Karen Hawkins has made a sweet, humorous twist on the classic Ci

    Karen Hawkins has made a sweet, humorous twist on the classic Cinderella tale. The characters are intriguing and the storyline will keep you entertained throughout the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Ry

    Post at my camp again and there will be a problem. You sided with Mascon, you made your choice. So live with it.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Benny to ry

    Dude f off i have few friends who want in and i dont want you to know where we are

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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