The Prince's Bride: The Royal Trilogy

The Prince's Bride: The Royal Trilogy

by Julianne MacLean
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Overview

The Prince's Bride: The Royal Trilogy by Julianne MacLean

Handsome Prince Nicholas of Petersbourg is an infamous ladies' man, but even he doesn't expect a flirtation at a masquerade ball to turn into abduction. Especially with a jailor as temptingly beautiful as the young woman on the other side of the locked door …

Veronique Montagne was desperate when she agreed to kidnap a prince to settle her profligate father's gambling debts, and certainly didn't imagine that her prisoner might sweet-talk her into helping him escape. Saving her home is now the least of her troubles, especially when the attraction simmering between her and the angry prince blazes into true passion. To save them both from scandal, Nicholas proposes a convenient marriage—but when a vengeful plot threatens to tear them apart, he discovers that Veronique's love is what he desires most of all…
The Prince's Bride is part of Julianne MacLean's Royal Trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466834538
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Royal Trilogy , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 176,133
File size: 758 KB

About the Author

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author with degrees in English literature and business administration. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.


Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author with degrees in English Literature and Business Administration. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and she is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

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Prince's Bride 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Breathless conclusion of THE ROYAL TRILOGY I wish to say thank you to Julianne MacLean for sending me an ARC of her latest book in her Royal Trilogy THE PRINCE'S BRIDE! I just finished reading it and again, I was not disappointed, I found it romantic as they usually are with her writing! Charming story of romance, intrigue, plot and blackmail! I loved her characters Nicholas of Petersbourg and Véronique Montagne. Nicholas is a ladies's man, a scoundrel, a heartbreaker and a charming Prince and Véronique a beautiful woman that you will soon discover. Véronique is desperate to settle her father's gambling debts and has agreed to kidnap the prince. Little that she knew that Nicholas would ask her to help him escape. Sparks will flare between the two. She, soon, regrets to have kidnapped him and fears the prince's reaction to her treachery. She did not anticipate being sexually excited by his presence. Nicholas will soon discover that a certain Lord d'Entremont has forced Véronique to kidnap him, for he has a hold on her. During his captivity, Véronique, with the help of her sister Gabrielle, will try to make his imprisonment more comfortable, but she soon fall for the charming prince. Nicholas will start to have feelings for her too. Trusting each other, she will help him to escape, but a plot is now in the open. Lord d'Entremont will reveal a secret about Nicholas's mother and it will cause a scandal. A secret, I will not tell, you will have to read this book to discover it. You will enjoy every minute of this breathtaking romance well written by Ms.MacLean. She never disappoints me, I love her style of writing, her romantic stories. As soon, as you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down. Ms. MacLean is a high quality writer and I look forward to read everything she writes. Ms. MacLean, did it again and I highly recommend her book!
MaryGramlich More than 1 year ago
When a Prince is kidnapped one might think it would be by a dangerous group seeking wealth.  For Prince Nicholas his abductor is Veronique Montagne, a gentle and loving woman trying to save what she values most – her family. Nicholas is a noted romancer and tries every trick to seduce Veronique to open the door and set him free, she however is immune to his charms.  Veronique is fighting for her family and the survival of their home while Nicholas is just irritated by his present situation.  When the true reason for his abduction becomes known Veronique realizes the next choice she makes will help or ruin her forever.   The question looms for Nicholas and Veronique of what is really going on, and where can we go from here. The passion surrounds them as they travel to freedom but trust is a whole other part of the equation Veronique is not convinced she has where Nicholas is concerned.  She must get past this if the relationship is to survive and perhaps Nicholas can transform into the man he was destined to be.   Nicholas may have a heavy burden of knowledge he wishes to stay quiet but Veronique is hoping he wants her by his side regardless of which way everything turns out. A book that takes your breath away with each new chapter is one a reader knows can never be parted with.   Julianne MacLean has the magic touch of writing such a book every time she puts pen to paper
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movey is really good to i liked it alot and i think the most funnyest part is when that "biggest guy in the world" just boncs the old laty on the head and she pases out. It is a must read. And the dronk guy is also funny
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
Veronique Montagne is desperate to save her families land, even if she has no choice but to kidnap the Prince of Petersbourg to do it. Veronique's father lost their land in a gambling card game, and she is being forced to kidnap Prince Nicholas. So at a masked ball, she entices the prince into a carriage with her, and she puts a sleeping drought in his drink, and soon he is as helpless as a babe in her carriage. She has no idea why the Marquess wants the prince, but she knows if she has any chance to save her family, she must stay firm, even though she feels a attraction to Nicholas and the last thing she wants is to put him in danger. After a couple of days of Nicholas throwing furniture and threatening her harm, he starts to cajole her, and seduce her with his voice and his warm promises of safety and protection. So she decides that she will risk everything to set him free, but when she does he is furious. Nicholas can hardly believe that he has been kidnapped, and by a beautiful woman no less, a woman he would eagerly bed. Nicholas has a reputation with the women that would rival any mans, however when he sets his eyes on Veronique he is mystified. He can't keep her out of his thoughts or keep his body from responding to her. When a truth of his past comes to light, Veronique is his lifeline and he realizes he would do anything to keep this woman in his life, even marry the woman. But life is about to become more rocky, and only with their love and trust in each other, will they be able to overcome the challenge that could risk everything... The Prince's Bride is the third in the Royal Trilogy. I just love royal love stories, and I found that Julianne Maclean did a fair job with it. The Prince's Bride I would say is the most carefree of the three. It does contain a more serious note to it, but I love the lightness to the story, it wasn't too heavy or smothering at all. In fact I can't believe how fast I breezed through this book, before I knew it the story was over and I felt a little sad since I am pretty sure this is the last installment. I have read quite a bit of Julianne Maclean and this trilogy is my favorite of her works so far. I have been looking forward to Nicholas' story for quite some time, so I couldn't wait to read about how Nicholas surrenders to loves kiss, he is a rake and scoundrel and very wicked. Nicholas is the type of hero that you know you will right away from the first page. I love his nonchalant manner that he portrays, but when you delve deeper into the story, you see a side of him that is far different. Nicholas has suffered from verbal abuse from his father and struggles with his own worth and has for many years. When he meets Veronique, she changes everything including making him believe that there is something redeemable in himself. I loved these two characters together, their relationship a bit rocky, but overall playful and strong and had a hint of sensuality that casts a spell over the reader. Veronique was the type of heroine you just melted into. She is strong, courageous, and has a will of iron and even though she has a passionate nature, but because of the scandal attached to her families name due to her father, she refuses to give into her yearning for Nicholas, wanting to show her family that she won't shame them. It was fun seeing her kidnap the prince, and see them fall pretty quickly in love with each other. It may have been quick, but I didn't feel like it was too rushed, the author coaxes them gently into it, its not all of a sudden, you see it gradually happening, so its not so much of a shock. Overall I couldn't help but fall madly in love with with The Prince's Bride. It contained all the characteristics of a solid romance to appeal to me from page one. A Sparkling romance that delivers...GUARANTEED TO ROMANCE YOU!!!
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Final book in trilogy-great finish.
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Unless you want story spoilers, avoid the first two reviews.
Zeeelicious More than 1 year ago
The Story This story is about the rake prince, Nicholas while on a trip to Paris.  He is drugged and kidnapped by a lovely young woman, Veronique during a masquerade, who is under Lord D’Entremont’s bidding in exchange for the deed to her family home that was lost due to her father’s gambling.  Once the Prince is held captive at the estate of Lord D’Entremont, he starts to smooth talk and seduce Veronique into letting him go.  Veronique, on the other hand, tries not to fall for the handsome Prince but she ends up fantasizing about him.  She finally plans to break him out of his prison with the help of her sister Gabrielle, but before they do, Lord D’Entremont arrives and asks to speak to the Prince.  What happens next was something that I did not expect at all.  As it turns out, D’Entremont is Nicholas’ father and he is in fact, a bastard.  Apparently, D’Entremont is dying and wanted to meet Nicholas so that he can tell him in person that he is leaving his properties to him.  Nicholas obtains love letters between his mother and the aging lord and is certain of it’s truth.  Pierre, D’Entremont’s bastard nephew, who has served the lord for years only gets a property in Paris.  Nicholas ends up marrying Veronique and they return to Petersbourg.  Nicholas finally lets the country know about his illegitimacy and they return to D’Entremont’s estate where they have their HEA. My Thoughts I thought the start of the story was very interesting.  I liked Veronique’s spunk and I actually started to fall for prince charming, Nicholas!  I loved the part where they were talking on either side of the door.  Unfortunately, once the big secret was revealed, the story turned out to be very convenient and predictable.  While Nicholas saved Veronique and her family, he didn’t really show her his love.  I thought their love turned out to be pretty superficial. When they returned to Petersbourg, Veronique martyred herself out and was not even angry at Nicholas at all, even when Nicholas didn’t come home at night and when he openly admitted that he was tempted by an ex!  I did like the part where Nicholas was a bit tempted by the females.  I thought that was pretty realistic. The villain Pierre, was pretty tame.  His motives for exposing Nicholas’ secret to the press was not very believable.  It would have been better had he been really evil and had kidnapped Veronique with Nicholas rescuing her.  He did end up rescuing her but the impact was not as great as I hoped it would be. The last part of the story fell a little flat for me.  I will be reading Princess in Love and I hope that one would be better.