Mercenary Princess

Mercenary Princess

by Setta Jay

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BN ID: 2940161730348
Publisher: Setta Jay, LLC
Publication date: 08/16/2018
Series: Mercenary Socialites , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 803,530
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves creating stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat.

An avid reader her entire life, her love of romance started at a far too early age with the bodice rippers she stole from her older sister. Along with reading, she loves animals, brunch dates, coffee that is really more French vanilla creamer, questionable reality television, English murder mysteries, and has dreams of traveling the world.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband.

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Mercenary Princess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
4 Mercenary Stars Review by Amy W. Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Setta Jay's Mercenary Princess isn't your typical royal romance. This is a suspenseful read containing a supercharged chemistry between its characters. Sophia lives a double life. She dislikes the royal side of things and would much rather spend her time on secret and dangerous jobs. When Viktor, the man who has stared in her fantasies for years, takes notice of her it's at the worst possible moment. Now the spark has been ignited between them and threatens Sophia's secrets. Unique twist on the royal romance genre! I quite enjoyed Sophia and her dangerous lifestyle. And Viktor was such the quintessential alpha male, can we say HOT!!! The writing was a bit too descriptive at times for my taste, but extremely well done. The story itself was entertaining and suspenseful, you will find yourself at the end in no time. I cannot wait to see what happens next for these mercenaries!
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: MERCENARY PRINCESS (Mercenary Socialites Book 1) by Setta Jay Publication Date: August 16, 2018 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 4.5 Stars I don’t know what I expected, but this hot romantic suspense kept me turning the pages past my bedtime. Sophia’s dual life was given depth by her personal bodyguard, along with her friends and teammates. They added a realism to the story. Viktor was pure domineering alpha male, with glimpses of a tender side to round him out. They made a hot couple in this tantalizing romance. Secrets and intrigue abound in this erotically charged romance. This book has me anxious for the next in the series. Loved it! *Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~
StephPhillips More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book from the author. I love reading royalty stories.  So when this one popped up as a request to review I jumped at the chance. This particular royal story isn't your typical one.  It's not all unicorns and rainbows.  Actually, Princess Sophia basically lives like a prisoner in her own country when she's at home with her family.  So she stays away as best as she can and tries to not make any waves that would cause a summons. A billionaire businessman, Viktor, has caught her eye but he's not "marriage material" according to the Crown. So she must keep her attraction at bay all the while keeping a secret profile of what she does outside her families wishes.  That is until Viktor sees her one night leaving her hotel with only one guard.  He's intrigued.  Now that I have your attention...I will say this story started out slow for me but about this point in the book it started to pick up.  There's lots of backstory filled in in the beginning so I think that's why it was so slow. After all the players are introduced you can see how brilliant the Princess and her friends are and what they're trying to accomplish.  Adding Viktor to Sophia's mix is tricky but they find a way.  You'll root for them the entire story, I do believe.  It's as close to a fairy tale romance as a mercenary and a skirt the line businessman can come close to having. 
Tilly212 More than 1 year ago
4.5 STARS This book has a totally different feel from any book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it. It took me a little while to get fully immersed in the story. There's a lot of setting up of all the different characters and I will admit to having to go back a few times as I found it all a little confusing which made the story feel a little slow to start with. Once I got to grips though there was no stopping me. It's a complex story, there's a lot going on and you need to pay attention. Sophia is a very different kind of princess, she a total badass! Shes one of the strongest heroines I've read for a long time. Her moral code is impeccable and shes definitely someone you want fighting your corner. Viktor's definitely a man that will set your heart racing. He's got that dark, dangerous alpha thing going on and he'll melt those panties right off! He's got a boat load of his own secrets and his were just as interesting as Sophia's. Their super hot together and the bedroom scenes got steamier and steamier as the story unfolded. That man certainly knows how to take charge, the chemistry was off the charts. This is going to be an interesting series and I'm looking forward to the next instalment.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
As a young girl, Sophia and her friends experience a traumatic event that left them feeling helpless and out of control. From that point on they banded together to create a group that could bring down the powerful men that the law couldn’t, or wouldn’t touch. Now, years later, she’s concentrated on her job even as she continues to smile for the press and present the perfect princess persona they all believe her to be. When she runs into the man that she has obsessed over for a decade she suddenly finds herself struggling to keep her princess façade front and center. Vicktor’s past is painted in blood and violence. People fear him, rightfully so. He is not the type of man that a King or Queen Mother would welcome into their fold as a suitor for their princess. Nevertheless, he craves one night with Sophia. She intrigues him and he wants to know all of her secrets. When each step forward only creates more questions, he is determined to protect her at all cost. Sophia was strong and independent even as she had to live a freedomless life all the while wearing a mask of conservatism. I respected the way she had learned to tweak the system to work for her own personal agenda. Never brash, she was still capable of cutting a man down in quick order and Vicktor yielded to her dictates in order to gain his own desires. I absolutely loved how Vicktor wanted to force her to submit to his orders and yearnings and yet he knew the minute he pushed her she would be gone. This was definitely a hero chasing the heroine story and I gobbled it up in quick delicious bites. I absolutely love a hero who gets positively growly at times when not getting his way. And the dirty talk! Holy hotness, with a few guttural words he melted my kindle! This was a fantastic read with awesome secondary characters that I’m already antsy to read right now! The beginning was a tad bit slow and it took some time for this couple to actually take over the book, but once they did, the story took off like a shot with a pace to match. The steam was scorching and I loved the jealous, possessive and most of all protective tendencies the hero tried to contain. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes hard core alpha heroes (who try not to scare away the girl) and heroines who are smart, a bit feisty, tough but not harsh. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Timitra More than 1 year ago
Rated 4.5 Stars Mercenary Princess was awesome. I really loved its take on the royal trope. There was mystery, intrigue, an unconventional princess interesting characters (both main and secondary) and a whole lot of sexy. I loved it, loved watching the main characters dance around each other so to speak before giving in to the sexual tension. I'm so ready for the next book in this series. I definitely recommend this book to one and all.
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
A brand new series by Setta Jay about crown princess Sophia. Sophia lives a double life. In public she plays the perfect princess that her family requires her to be while she does a dangerous, but necessary, job behind closed doors. And all the while she has been pulled and fantasizing about one man that she doesn't believe she can ever have. Viktor has caught the looks that Sophia has sent his way over the years. And he has stayed away from her because he thinks she is too innocent. Until he see's her doing something an "innocent" princess shouldn't be able to do. And makes him want to learn not only her secrets but her body as well. The time for him staying away has ended. But neither realize just what is truly going on behind the scenes and how it will affect both of their lives in the long run. I loved this book! I have always loved this author's book and her other series is excellent to read. I was slightly iffy going into this one, just because I have always associated her with PNR books. But let me tell you-it doesn't matter what she writes, it is all good! Sophia in this book is feisty, mouthy when needed, and even after everything innocent to a point. I love the fact that even with how her life has gone she still manages to do what she needs to do to make herself happy and feel worthwhile. Viktor is HOT!! He is definitely that strong alpha male that everyone love but he is also super protective and when he realizes exactly what he feels for Sophia, he is loving. He will do anything and everything for his family, regardless of blood. And putting them together just made the book that much better. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Of course now I am sitting impatiently waiting for the next one and hoping it is about Irina!! Loved it!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Princess Sophia is not like any other princess you've read. She witnesses a murder at the tender age of 16 while at a boarding school with two of her closest friends. When they realize the wealthy families are paying to shove any and all bad deeds under the rug, they decide to take justice into their own hands. Years later and these mercenaries have slowly and systematically help to serve that justice. While on their current assignment, Sophia's long time crush has taken notice of her at a time when she doesn't need his interference. Holy moly, Viktor is one hot and intense man. I get why Sophia has been crushing on him since she first saw him at 16 when he visited his brother at the boarding school. He's always been just a dream to her and could never be her reality. Her brother, the King, would not approve of the type of man Viktor is and that has made him off limits. With her families tight hold of her life, she barely manages to do the work she needs to do as a mercenary. This is by far my favorite interpretation of a royal romance. This was a fresh take on a commonly used trope and I absolutely loved it! This story was intense, fast paced, thrilling and smokin hot! I absolutely loved Viktor and Sophia together. I really hope there are going to be more books with the two friends. I like what I saw for them and I think their stories will be just as good. I think this is the authors first contemporary story and let me tell you she blew me away! I must also mention that the cover for this book is fantastic! I highly recommend it!