Monday, August 23, 2010

The Reluctant Prince

Title: The Reluctant Prince
Author: Candice Gilmer
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-054-3
Genre: {M/F} Comedy/Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

A free woman after divorcing her husband, Sydney Martinson is on her way to Vegas for a hair stylist convention and she intends to enjoy herself. The only thing is she keeps getting the feeling that someone is watching her. While debating whether to throw the coin into the hotel fountain, she hears a sexy voice tell her pray to Ra first and she reacts with an elbow to the gut.

Hadrian Drake is on his way to Vegas for some down time from his Television Show “Pasta Prince”, and the Luxor hotel is his preferred place to stay, because he feels a connection to his heritage there. He manages to avoid his overbearing personal assistant, who so far has controlled his life, and she is the only one who knows that he is third in line to the Koros throne. Hadrian loves his royal family but doesn’t want anything to do with them aside from a visit from time to time. The royalty part he wants kept secret.

This is a modern day fairytale and it was a treat for me to read The Reluctant Prince. There is so much going on in this story, I really had to pay attention to keep up with everything that happening. Ms. Gilmer has created a great realistic “today” story about how someone from the royal family. They wanted to have a life of their own outside of the public eye and not have to worry about being in line to the throne.

Sydney is a very sweet person, who is always ready to forgive a wrong-doing but she wants to move on with her life. The one thing that hindered her was her ex-husband, who found pleasure in stalking Sydney, and in trying to force her to take him back. Her strength during each incident came though Hadrian, who was her support when she needed it, and allowed her to overcome her fears.

I really loved Hadrian’s determination to focus on his job and personal life, separate from the royal family. He is just as sexy off camera, as he is in front of the public, and his willingness to believe in Sydney’s innocence is a plus with me.

There are a lot of secondary characters involved, and each one had a large contribution to make this story complete. Ms. Gilmer really put a spin on all the plotting that went on, and left a lot to the imagination working out who the villain is. This is my first time introduction with this author, and I am hoping for more from her in the future.

1 comment:

Candice Gilmer said...

Thanks Goddess Minx, I'm glad you liked the Reluctant Prince. :) This just made my day! :)