To Charm a Prince (Book 2 Douglas Series)

To Charm a Prince (Book 2 Douglas Series)

by Patricia Grasso

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Life taught her to fend for herself. The second daughter of an impoverished, alcoholic earl, Samantha Douglas was forced to cope with a physical impairment caused by a childhood accident. Certain that her heart’s desire—a husband and children of her own—is forever out of reach, Samantha keeps bitterness at bay and manages to retain her optimism. Life taught him to be bitter. Prince Rudolf Kazanov has fled his homeland to protect his English mother and young daughter. Accustomed to society’s shallow beauties, Samantha’s spirit and courage draw the prince to her side from the moment they meet. Prince Rudolf recognizes Samantha’s rare beauty that emanates from the heart. Fate throws them together, and passion brings them closer. Will these lovers heal each other’s pain? Or will the prince’s enemies keep them from fulfilling a love neither thought possible?

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ISBN-13: 9781927555187
Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2013
Series: Douglas Trilogy Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 121,528
File size: 313 KB

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To Charm a Prince 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The heroine (and indeed she is) the beautiful sweet and loving Samantha Douglas with a physical condition that causes her to deem her body defective a former pickpocket. The hero, Prince Rudolf Kazanov,handsome, powerful, with deep secrets and a temper to match his status, is running away. From his enemies or his past? This is not you average 'Cinderella' type romance. From the first sentence I was hooked. The instant attraction between Samantha and Rudolf causes explosive passion which then leads to love, sacrifice, and a few rash decisions that cause regrets and misunderstanding...all resolved in the end of course. Rudolf is running away from someone who wants to kill him for a valuable that Rudolf has in his possession. Samantha involuntarily becomes entangled in the escape and there begins a rollarcoaster ride of emotions and action that will bring you from giggles to sighs to tears and back to more sighs and giggles. Samantha struggles to overcome her lack of self-confidence but her loyalty and love for Rudolf makes up for her poor self-esteem. Rudolf has a secret he is determined to keep from everyone but in his love for Samantha he shares the secret with her. His charm and the things he says to Samantha and his love for children is so wonderful you can't help fall in love with him. I finished this book in one night, couldn't put it down. A fairy tale of two wonderful, unforgettable characters positively dripping with love and emotion, mixed with slight suspense, excellent dialogue and superb supporting characters makes this a must-read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1812 England, Samantha Douglas knows that the carriage accident that left her with a notable limp makes her inferior to her aristocratic peers. Yet for some reason Russian Prince Rudolf Kazanov enjoys her company. However, he knows nothing can come of this because he fled his homeland, accompanied by his young daughter and his mother, after allegedly stealing one of his country¿s heirlooms. He knows his enemies may surface at any moment.

However, his efforts to keep Samantha out of his troubles end when she is abducted with him. They escape, but the adventure makes her realize that her self-pitying deprecation over her ¿handicap¿ must stop so she can act on her love and for the safety of her beloved and his family if she wants a lifetime as his royal wife.

TO CHARM A PRINCESS is a charming Regency romance that runs on high octane due to the macho lead ¿arse¿ of a male, whose caring for the three females in his life will touch the audience. Though fans will appreciate when Samantha stops whining in her tea about her limp, once she tastes superheroism, she becomes a delightful courageous person willing to risk her life and heart for love. Patricia Grasso provides sub-genre readers with a pleasant tale.

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Red-haired-BookLover More than 1 year ago
Overall wonderful plot and characters. However, the heroines...Samantha's... pity party, while completely understandable, drove me crazy! It went on far too long. In spite of that I still give it five stars because it was an engrossing, enjoyable read.
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Uneekone More than 1 year ago
This is a great quick read that can make the sick well or get swept into the time and place of the story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked Sam's character, I can identify with her myself. However, I really didn't like the Prince and that bothered me...I just couldn't understand why she would fall for him. It kind of ruined the whole thing for me. I really could have enjoyed it so much more if the supposed hero of the book, the male love interest wasn't quite so cold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grasso has written one of the best books of 2003. The heroine Samantha, suffering from an insecurity complex because of a limp, actually grows before our eyes into a strong, independent woman who holds her own against her alpha male hero. Prince Rudolf, a true alpha male, is always gentle with Samantha, though at times he does become angry. He is strong, sensitive, funny, and also grows as a person though not as much as Samantha. She heals his emotional wounds and he gives her the confidence to become a strong woman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED1
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'good' Prince in the ending does not justify the 'sadist' Prince of 99% of the book. Rudolph's mental (and sometimes physical) abuse of Samantha throughout the majority of the book was indefensible and unacceptable. I found the book's storyline to be objectionable. There was nothing 'romantic' about this type of abuse. I kept hoping that Rudolph would have been found to be the imposter that he was, knocked off and Samantha would find the real 'Prince' of her life. Maybe she'd even go back to her first fiance. Rudolph reminds me of abusers who beat their women, then try to make up with them using candy, jewelry & flowers. His constantly calling her 'my love' in Russian was enough to make me disgorge my lunch. This is not the kind of 'love' a woman should want nor accept. Rudolph had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Samantha needed to be rescued from this man - too bad they didn't have those type of organizations back then. I feel I am qualified to speak out about this as I have been reading historical romances for over 25 yrs & have never read a story with a more despicable so-called 'hero' in my life. My advice to Samantha and you is 'Run for your life!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
TO CHARM A PRINCE is Grasso's best book ever. Prince Rudolf, the hero, and Samantha, the heroine, were made for each other. Rudolf's caring for his mother, daughter, and Samantha really touched me. I love a strong hero who loves children. Though she starts out shy and suffer from an inferiority complex because she limps, Samantha becomes a strong woman and handles the prince very nicely. I especially loved her words and actions when Rudolf was revealing his shameful secret. This story proves that love conquers all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
TO CHARM A PRINCE charmed me from 1st word to last. Rudolf was sexy, funny, sensitive, and touched my heart by caring so gently for the three ladies in his life--mother, daughter, heroine. Samantha was all that a heroine should be: innocent growing into a strong woman, nurturing, funny.(especially when knocked that arrogant chip off the hero's shoulder. I LOVED THIS BOOK!