A Princess by Christmas (Harlequin Romance Series #4445)

A Princess by Christmas (Harlequin Romance Series #4445)

by Jennifer Faye
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A Princess by Christmas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful holiday story with a great storyline. The characters are well detailed and have good interactions. Alex and Reese have an instant attraction but he has a huge secret! When it comes to light, can she do what he asks? I enjoyed this well written love story with its fairytale ending. Received copy for review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mix one Royal Prince traveling incognito. Add one overwhelmed, sexy innkeeper. Mix in royal scandals, obligation to duty, past hurts, misunderstandings, and lots of kisses. Result? A Princess by Christmas!
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
Imagine that an undercover prince shows up...and asks you to be his princess! That was the premise of this story.  Well, he asked her to be his PRETEND princess.  Girlfriend, really.  While I knew how the story was going to end (inasmuch as they would end up together), it was GETTING to the ending that had be eager to keep turning the pages!  Reese really stuck to her guns when it came to not trusting men and not getting involved with them.  It was easy to feel the emotions she was feeling before Alex came into her life. She was torn between her duty as a boss and her heart. Alex was torn between his duty as a prince and his feelings as a man.  He was fun to read because he wore the different hats when he needed to; the prince crown and the average-guy baseball cap.  Experiencing him in both ways made his so likeable! Similar life-events had happened to Resse and Alex respectively, and yet they were opposites in many ways.  Still, they could not deny the pull between them.  They used the “pretend girlfriend” façade as an excuse to get to know each other better, and it was really a brilliant cover for their true feelings to grow. While there were no love scenes per se, the actual love between Reese and Alex was such that sex wasn’t really crucial to the story (in my opinion). I loved this story, and I would be VERY interested to read stories about the other characters I was introduced to, namely Catherine and Demetrius! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In “A Bride by Christmas” neither Alex (the Prince) nor Reese (the commoner with a lot on her plate) is interested in a romance. But as often happens when you’re not looking for something, that’s when you find it. As with other Jennifer Faye novels, this reader became captivated with Ms. Faye’s hero and heroine who are the right mix of kindness, compassion, boldness and sass. There are always hurdles in a romance novel and even though readers know our hero and heroine will get there in the end, it’s rooting for Alex and Reese to overcome their obstacles that make this novel fun. “A Bride by Christmas” is definitely an enjoyable read.
CurlUpWGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Looking for a heart-warming fairy tale love story?!  This book is for you!  I absolutely loved this book!  Reese had to drop out of college to return home after her father dies.  Reese and her mother are left in debt and are trying to keep their New York family mansion in business.   Their luck begins to change when they over book their rooms and let a very intriguing guest stay in their private quarter of the house.  Alex does not let anyone know that he is the Princess of Mirraccino!!!  Neither Alex or Reese are looking for love but they both realize that their is something between them!   I would definitely recommend adding this book to your list!  It is a great love story with just the right amount of Christmas spirit!  I give it 5 stars! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'A Princess by Christmas' is a lovely romantic fairytale, perfect for curling up by a crackling log fire on a winter's afternoon. Reese is an independent but emotionally vulnerable heroine. Alex is a dashing prince who turns up at Reese's family inn, incognito. A teenage mistake that led to family tragedy rules Alex's adult life, making him live by a duty first maxim. I loved the traditional qualities of this gentle story, the importance of family, loyalty and helping others. All of these were conveyed within the modern setting of a city based inn and a dreamy Mediterranean kingdom. The chemistry between Alex and Reese is the smouldering kind. Circumstances and proximity combine and result in steamy passion delivered in a sweetly romantic way, in keeping with the story's fairytale world. Reese is an easy character to like as she struggles with inherited debt and her mother's emotional collapse. Alex is touched by her plight but also by her tenacity and willingness to put others, including him before her own comfort. She is no sugary, sweet heroine, which makes her refreshingly realistic. She can be controlling and impetuous but given the obstacles she faces, this isn't surprising. Do Alex and Reese have a fairytale 'happy ever after'? Read this delightful story to find out. It has the perfect 'will she', 'won't she' magical ending guaranteed to keep you reading. You won't be disappointed. I received a copy of this book from the author.
LoriH-6 More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate in that I received a review copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. I really enjoyed this charming holiday read. It was fast paced, interesting and ended just the way I like them too. This was the first book that I recall reading by this author and I will be reading more of her work.
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  It was a wonderful fairy tale type romance with Prince Alexandro Castanovo from Marraccino arriving in New York in disguise hoping that nobody would recognize him.  He had reservations at The Willows Inn which was run by Reese Harding.  Reese had been struggling to keep the inn going and not let any of her employees go when Alex arrived for his reservation.  Reese's mother had taken the reservation but not properly so Reese had no record of it even though a huge deposit had been taken. Since they didn't have a room available for him, Reese gave up her bedroom for Alex until a guest room became available. Even though Alex was attracted to Reese he fought it because he had a duty to his family and country which didn't include a romance with a commoner.   I was captivated with this story right from the beginning. I couldn't read it fast enough to find out what happened but I didn't want it to end either.  What a problem. It takes place a couple of weeks before Christmas making it a great holiday read but even with that it could be read and enjoyed at any time of the year.  Alex's secret was difficult for him to keep but he felt he had no choice but to hide his identity and location, even though he knew he would never be able to explain it to Reese if she found out. The character development was very well done.  I loved that Alex was an all around nice guy and was even a bit unsure of himself at times. I swear Alex is my new book boyfriend.  Reese was not as easy to like at first because she was so controlling but once she loosened up and let go of some of her need for control, she was much better to appreciate. I must say that this did bring tears to my eyes at times - especially the ending. I am so glad I won this book or I might have missed it.  If you like romance you will love A Princess By Christmas and I highly recommended it.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
When there is no room at the inn what are you to do but give up your room.. Reese gives up her own bed when an error in booking occurs. But who gets her room none other than a Prince. Alexandro is hiding in plain sight. No one knows who he is and that suits him fine. His attraction to Reese is making it hard to keep his identity a secret. When Reese is asked to pretend to be his girl, can she do it and not get attached? Or will it blow up in their faces when they fall for each other? Can they really be together?
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It was a heartwarming story of a woman named Reese who lives in New York and has been through her share of heartache. A prince, trying to make things better for his family, goes to New York and meets Reese. They both go through the trials and tribulations of life and do some serious soul searching along the way. I highly recommend this book!