The Princess and the Peer

The Princess and the Peer

by Tracy Anne Warren

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From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the first novel in an enchanting historical romance trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Emma’s story…

When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it’s time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her…a stranger she has never met.  Instead she does what any self-respecting princess would do—she runs away.  All she wants is one week in London.  One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever...

Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence—until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she’s an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity.

Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more—this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he’s determined to make this princess his bride...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101580202
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Series: Princess Brides Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 256,034
File size: 579 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tracy Anne Warren is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen historical romance novels and novellas, including the Byrons of Braebourne series, the Mistress trilogy, and the Trap trilogy. She currently lives in Maryland.

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"With a subtle nod to Roman Holiday, RITA award–winner Warren's latest gracefully written and exquisitely sensual Regency historical is the perfect literary fairy tale for any romance [fan]." —-Booklist Starred Review

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The Princess and the Peer: Subtitle to come 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually one who reads romance novels, but this one caught my eye. I was not disappointed. The writing is wonderful, characters are fully developed, the plot is intriguing and well thought out, and everything else just steals your heart. I felt so much chemistry from the two main characters that I had to know what happened next. I also loved how there was obvious sexual tension, but it wasn't put in your face every 5 seconds. And the love scenes were just enough and fit perfectly for the characters, instead of adding them for typical romance novel purposes. It's very rare for me to connect with a book so much where I speed through it. But this was definitely one of them. If you love stories about love that has more to it than just some guy likes some girl for some random reason that isn't really fully explained, buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming and very very romantic, could not put the book down from the first page:) Well done Mrs.Warren!!! Cannot wait to read Mercedes and Adraines book.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Being a Princess comes with responsibility and obligations not all wish to fulfill. Her Royal Highness Princess Emma of Rosewald is pivotal to ensuring the future of her family sovereignty and is being forced into a marriage she does not want. All Emma sees are the bars and constraints her life has turned into and freedom if only for a week is on the other side of that door. Running away should have been easy but nothing is ever as uncomplicated as the plan devised in your dreams. Emma finds herself at the mercy of Dominic Gregory, Earl of Lyndhurst a kind and considerate man who takes her in not knowing her importance to anyone but himself. Nick creates an atmosphere of fun and lighthearted adventures that Emma never thought possible and cannot wait for the next day to see what it will bring. Emma may always be looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her, but staring into Nick's eyes is so much more enjoyable. Nick wants to protect Emma but the more time she shares his home the more he realizes he wants to protect her but love her as well. Yet obligation overrides desire; duty calls and love cannot answer; and ducal responsibility never takes a holiday. Emma knows all these things and understands that she did have this time with Nick but it must end. The reality of what her life must be is over riding any other emotion and try as she might the door on destiny is about to close forever. Nick is not going to love her and then let her go; he is going to fight for their long-term future. Even after Nick discovers Emma's secrets, he quickly recovers from the shock to pursue her with an even more determined manner knowing what obstacles he must hurdle, every one of them worth even a moment of her time with a tender kiss. With Emma's friends scheming and Nick never losing his hope that they can be together, actions are set into motion to let Emma and Nick be joined forever. How can love not prevail, who can help them be together, what miracle will occur to create a situation where a life forever is possible. Prayers are answered and dreams fulfilled in the most unusual of manner one never expect. Tracy Anne Warren has written a completely delightful and magically romantic reading experience, which unfolds, on every page. Each character has a clearly defined place in the story and you never have to wonder where the story is going because Ms. Warren writes so well you feel like you are in the room with experiencing it as love blooms around you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good! I liked it very much. I just felt in the middle of the book the author got lost and I started skipping pages, until almost the end when the book got interesting again. Great end!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let this be a testament........I am not even halfway through the book and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!! The characters are so emotional and come across so real. This author conveys every emotion so eloquently that you smile when they smile or laugh when they laugh, even cry and get frustrated with them as well. Unfortunately I had to go to work and could not bring the book with me but as soon as I get off, my family will have to fend for themselves because this book and I will be in seclusion together!!!!! (FRG)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good romance novel and I loved it.
Midlothianreader More than 1 year ago
Very good! I'm looking forward to the next installment in the triology. The story had your heart aching for the main characters at times and full of hope that they would find a way to make it work out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first of her new series and could not put it down. Can not wait until the next story comes out.
montano on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have lost interest/patience with wide eyed teenage ingenues attracting the attentions of men in their thirties. From the first line of this novel, tired cliche follows worn out trope. I barely made it to the second chapter. Nothing new or compelling made me want to read further and the retread feeling made me slam it shut and throw it down.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A story of love and royalty.Opening Sentence: Her Royal Highness Princess Emma of Rosewald stared at the letter held within her eighteen-year-old grasp, her fingers grown icy against the cream-colored vellum.The Review:In this story, taking place in the times of kings and queens, dukes and duchesses, there lives the Princess of a small country I don¿t remember ever hearing of and the man who would be her husband, the Earl of Lyndhurst.Emma is a princess, on the run from her duty, looking for a bit of adventure before submitting to a life as a royal, in a loveless marriage to a man almost twice her age. But on her way to the home of a previous teacher, she is robbed of all of her money. She is saved by a handsome man, who gallantly offers to bring her to her destination. Upon her arrival, they are informed that the former teacher is out of town, thus leaving Emma not only penniless but without a place to go.As a peer of the realm, and former captain in her majesty¿s navy, Dominic Gregory feels the need to help out this poor young lady. When he realizes the full extent of her misfortune, Dominic offers her a place to stay in his own home for the time being, and also brings in his aging aunt to observe all the necessary proprieties. For even he can tell this young woman is an innocent that was raised to be a lady, even if she is telling him otherwise.What neither of these two planned on was their mutual attraction and affection, taking them from their roles of savior and damsel in distress to the roles of two lovers, and the toll it will take on their hearts when the two must separate. For they must separate, Emma being a princess and all, and her upcoming betrothal to a king soon to be announced. One thing though, she has refrained from letting Dominic in on this little bitty secret, allowing him to believe she is an out of work governess. And after a night of passion, which involves giving up her innocence, instead of sharing her burden, she runs out on him, leaving behind only a note.Dominic spends some time and money trying to find his penniless governess, but to no avail. Not hard to figure out when she actually isn¿t a governess. But, when the two are reunited at a ball held by the King of England, and the whole sordid mess is revealed, our Earl is one mad gentleman. But as time passes, he realizes the anger cannot eclipse the love that had developed in her time under his roof. With the help of Emma¿s friends, also princesses, Dominic is able to see Emma again, to be with her again. And he decides that no matter what, even if it involves a trip to Scotland, he and Emma will be man and wife.In the end, these two find a way, with a little unexpected help from Emma¿s sister.A nice love story, true to the regency romance genre, well written and organized.Notable Scene:¿All alone?¿ he drawled darkly before sauntering into the room. ¿I presumed you would have company.¿Her brows drew close. ¿No, I needed some time to myself. The ballroom had become¿¿Oppressive.Overwhelming.An opulent, unendurable hell.¿¿too warm,¿ she finished. ¿I decided to come here to cool off.¿Wherever here might be, she thought. She wasn¿t entirely sure at this point exactly how far into the house she had wandered.¿Oh, of course,¿ he said sarcastically, strolling closer. ¿It¿s only natural to withdraw to an interior room hundreds of yards from the festivities in order to cool off. Have you managed yet?¿ Pausing, he cast a pointed look at the fire that burned robustly in the room¿s overlarge grate.Emma knew he was angry with her¿understandably so¿but what was wrong with him? And why was he looking around as if he expected to catch someone hiding behind the curtains or under one of the chairs?¿I am much improved,¿ she said. ¿In my estimation, however, your prince has invited far too many people, even for such a large edifice. I suspect all the guests would be far more comfortable if the windows were opened
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging characters caught in a seemingly impossible situation. Your heart goes out to Princess Emma and Duke Nicholas (Nick) as they fight to be able to wed. Prince Rupert , Emma's brother is cast as the villain and her two best friends from school become her co-conspirators It is an update and down emotional ride as love develops, is denied and becomes determined to overcome all obstacles.
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Kimd of puts me in mind of Roman Holiday! Charming! ZLORRAINE
AnnBKeller More than 1 year ago
Princess Emmaline knows it is her duty to wed King Otto, a man whom she’s never met, but she cannot help yearning for a taste of life before she agrees to the arranged marriage. Running away from the exclusive girls’ school, Emma finds herself in the seedier side of London and quickly gets herself into trouble. Her savior is none other than Dominic Gregory, the Earl of Lyndhurst and a decorated war hero. Nick hears Emma’s sad, contrived tale and takes pity on her. He brings her home to his London townhouse and squires her around to the various sights she’s only dreamed about. Emma goes to parties and attends the theater, drinking in the sights and sounds as though she’s starving. Nick does not know what to make of his new house guest. Emma is much too beautiful and graceful for her own good. Although she claims to be a governess, she carries herself with a regal air. With every passing day, Nick falls more deeply under Emma’s sweet spell. Time grows short. All too soon, her brother’s guards come looking for Emma and the princess quickly realizes her holiday is over. To save her country, Emma must return to her brother’s house and prepare to wed a man she does not love. I enjoyed this book for the view it provided of what life as a princess might be like. It isn’t all glamour and privilege. Sometimes, royalty is forced to make choices for the good of all – despite their true desires.
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I enjoyed this book.