The Princess and the Peer
The Princess Brides #1
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Historical Romance
Released: April 3rd 2012
Review Source: Signet
Summary: (from goodreads) From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes an enchanting new 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…
The three best friends at the Countess Hortensia Academy, Princess Emmaline, Princess Ariadne and Princess Mercedes learned that soon Emma would have to face her royalties duties and marry King Otto, someone she has never met. Taking advantage of her brothers, King Rupert, delays in coming for her, Emma decides to run away for a week and enjoy her last days of freedom in London.
During her adventure in town, her purse is stolen and fortunately for her Dominic, the newly appointed Earl of Lyndhurst saves her. Thinking that she was an unprotected governess and since finding out that the teacher whom she was to stay with was out of town, he offers his protection and a place to stay until their return. While staying at his place, she is constantly testing his resolve to be a gentlemen and his duty to protect pushing his limits. Love surprises them, but her impending duty makes her realize that she need to vanish to protect him.
Nick searches for her unrelenting with no luck. Unexpected, he finds her in the last place he would think of looking, a ball, and on top of everything learns that she is a princess. Their love, surpasses all feelings of betrayal, but can't excuse her of her royalties duties. Her friends come into action, planning a scheme to release her and finally let them join as one, but things prove not to be as simple.
The characters in the story, each enriched the story with their entertaining personality making this a sweet, fresh and fun to read romantic tale. Let's see what the future brings for the other princesses, can't wait.