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“Wonderful story”Melesia P wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A little bit of everything. Erotic romance, Assassins, paranormal (logosh) shape-shifters. Great historical romance and mystery.”Marty H wrote this review Sunday, February 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As I had hoped, I liked this one even more than Penelope and Prince Charming. It was hot without having the over eroticism that I found uncomfortable in the first book. It definitely helped that I became drawn to Grand Duke Alexander in Penelope and Prince Charming. He is a very good villain turned hero, utterly compelling, with a charisma that grabs and doesn't let go. I understood his motivations even then, and I gained a deeper understanding of him in this book. Megan is the perfect heroine for him. She is sweet and innocent, but no pushover. Her love is steadfast, and even though she doesn't always understand everything about Alex, her love for him and the desire to be fully joined with her husband in marriage, is the guiding force that pushes her to break through those quite formidable and rather intimidating barriers between her and her husband. I rooted for their happy ending, because they are one of those couples you really want to see have their happy ever after.
I love the magical aspects of this series, and the fantastic culture of the Nvengarians. They are so dramatic and fascinating. I loved the humorous aspects of their Nvengarians' intensity, how they are loud, proud, emotional people, and very endearing in their over-the-top ways. I think Ms. Ashley crafted these people in a way that feels very authentic, and she gained a fond admirer of these people in me. They stand out in many ways, both in their consistently blue eyes and black hair, and their ethos and their personality traits. It's interesting seeing Megan, who is very English, adapt to a life surrounded by these folk who are so very different. She will have quite a life as the Grand Duchess of Nvengaria.
This is one of those books that you read very quickly because the story draws you in and keeps you hooked. Not just for the romance, but for the whole story, including the cultural aspects and the light fantasy/magical elements. With two leads that are both lovable and compelling, sexy, intense romance, and great humor moments, there is much to recommend this book to readers of historical romance who like their stories nicely steamy, with some well-integrated paranormal elements. Another winner for Jennifer Ashley, who definitely has a master touch with historical romance. This is one of her earlier books, but it's worth looking up if you haven't read it.”
“Sweet love story with a bit of magic. A must read! Historical romance was perfectly written. Another great book by Jennifer Ashley.”Hawaiianwahine00 wrote this review Sunday, October 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Alexander is absolutely irresistable. He's a big toasted marshmallow :) ”Jade wrote this review Sunday, September 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a paranormal historical. The hero & heroine start out being under the influence of a love spell. Not to worry though - they figure it out right away and there are no tedious recriminations like you might expect. All in all, a very good story w/ interesting, great characters. Really liked the side story w/ Myn & Anastasia (but kinda wish they would have had a book to themselves. The Duke is from the country of Nvengaria & finds out he has latent shifter tendancies (he frequently takes the form of a panther - which I think is cool because what could be better? - hot guy & cool cat). This is actually book 2 of a series - once again I am not reading a series in order. TONS of steamy scenes.”Miranda O wrote this review Sunday, February 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“this is the second in the series and i have to say i did not like it as well as the first one penlope and prince charming but i was glad that this one told alexanders story and that you got to learn more a bout the logosh ”Hanna M wrote this review Tuesday, August 25, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second in a series but can stand alone. wonderful paranormal elements. I loved the main characters. the hero was a secondary in Penelope and Prince Charming as was the heroine. the hero was redeemed in this book. he accepted his heritage.”allie f wrote this review Saturday, July 25, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book more than her first one of the series Penelope and Prince Charming. I think these characters had more depth and the story line was just more interesting all around. Still a bit too much romance - but the story line made it worth it.”Pattigr wrote this review Monday, March 9, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No