Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Princess Wore Plaid by Karen Hawkins

(The Princes of Oxenburg #3.5)

Release Date: March 21, 2016

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This was a perfect short story. A play on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, which happens to be be one of my favourites! Who doesn't want that huge library!  Darrac and Tatiana were sweet together. He was a good "beast" with just the right amount of surliness and she had the perfect attitude to tame it. This was a super quick read that left me smiling and happy.  

The Oxenburg Princes series is one of my favourites by Karen Hawkins. I cannot wait to read Nik’s story. If you haven't read about these Princes yet the first book is: How to Pursue a Princess (which technically is book 2 in the Duchess Diaries series though the Diary books are only linked by a meddling aunt I believe, so you could just read book 2 out of order if you wanted…)

** I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review **

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Here's the blurb: 

Sizzling Scottish romance abounds in this e-novella in the Princes of Oxenburg series, a spinoff to New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s delightful Duchess Diaries series.

A princess once bejeweled but now tattered…

Royal princess Tatiana Romanovin is the beautiful, wealthy, and spoiled favorite of the King of Oxenburg. On her way to her cousin’s wedding in the Scottish highlands, she and her entourage are held up by a gang of ruffians. Frightened, her servants flee, and Tatiana soon finds herself alone in an inn with no servants, no funds, and no proof of her identity. Destitute, she accepts the offer from a sympathetic (but unbelieving) innkeeper to work for her room and board while she waits for an answer to the missive she’s sent to her cousin Prince Nikolai. With no other recourse, Tatiana scrubs floors and dirty linens, waiting for her prince to come…

A proud lord once lost and now found…

After a brutal, bloody battle with the French Navy left Lord Buchan limping and surly, abandoned by his betrothed because of his twisted leg, his lordship hides away at his manor house in the countryside. He leaves only once a week to eat at the local inn, drawn by the expert cooking of the innkeeper’s wife. One day, Buchan arrives to find that the innkeeper has a new servant, a beautiful scullery maid with a queenly air, and flashing green eyes that leave him breathless and increasingly aware of his lonely existence…

Love may find them yet…

The challenge of winning his way into Tatiana’s heavily protected heart stirs Buchan back to life…but can he and his twisted leg—and broken heart—win a proud princess whose only goal is to leave Scotland and return to the court where she’s the crowning jewel?

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