Marcus Aussa is bound by duty to find a bride. The task should be easy enough for the handsome prince, but finding the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with is vastly different from what he's accustomed to. But when his oldest brother welcomes his new bride and her friend to Avce, Marcus thinks he may have found the perfect woman.
When Renee Brown agrees to escort her best friend on a trip to Avce, she knows it will be the experience of a lifetime. Her theory proves true when she meets Marcus, the crown prince's handsome younger brother. What begins as innocent flirty turns into a whirlwind summer fling, and she's okay with that. But their short time together draws them closer than expected - so close that known assassin's target both. As the danger increases, Marcus' protective nature takes hold. Now, neither can imagine their lives without the other.
When their time together comes to an end, will they welcome the distance or will they do whatever it takes to be together forever?
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During all this time, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, and Victoria spent too many years living other people's dreams, but when she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious. The middle school year book when someone wrote in it that one day she'd be a writer made sense when she turned thirty.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I did not expect the suspense that this story held. It was delightful surprise. I will definitely have to seek out more of Ms. Pinder's stories.
Another great story that is well written and a joy to read. You have palace intrigue mixed with romance and mystery, danger, suspense and humor. The characters are loveable and fun to follow. The story will grab you from the start and keep your interest until the end.....
Meeting your dream prince and settling down with him in a castle to become his princess is a dream that many women have, myself included. My prince is a high school teacher and coach and my castle is a three bedroom house in rural Missouri. Only about a half dozen non-royal women ever actually get the royal title in any century, if that. That said, The Forbidden Prince is a fairy tale since it's unlikely that a prince would use a dating service to find a bride. That premise is fun in the story and Victoria Pinder should have run with it to create more comedy, but it's left behind. The character of Renee was confusing to me. She's the product of self-absorbed parents who expect her to reflect their lifestyle and marry a dull country club man and join that life with him. No one else will please them. So it was confusing to me why Renee would project those same expectations on Prince Marcus. American middle class values just don't apply to European elite royalty. Those presumptions created a negative image of Renee in my mind. Marcus was a plus, most of the time. Tall, strong, handsome and titled, he is the quintessential hero for any romance. The premise of "marrying before you're thirty or lose your inheritance" is far-fetched, but plays well for him falling in love with Renee. Another missed chance at more humor there though. Despite the issues with motivation, the story itself is pretty good. I enjoyed the suspense elements and wondered if everyone would make it out alive as I should. It is a fairy tale so don't expect the plausibility you might be used to in a romance. Otherwise, no a bad tale. Rating: 3 stars Reviewed by Tangled Hearts *** Tangled Hearts Book Reviews received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. All rights are reserved and this review cannot be used by anyone other than the author without written permission.