Thursday, January 10, 2013

Princess in Disguise by Karen Hawkins + Giveaway info

Princess in Disguise (The Duchess Diaries, #1.5)
Princess Menshikov of Oxenburg, Alexandra Romanovin, is done being courted by men interested only in her position and wealth. Inspired by tales told by a beloved tutor of the bold and brawny men of Scotland, Alexandra visits that misty land, hoping to find true love. But while traveling without the protection of her royal name, she finds herself accused of thievery by an angry innkeeper. Rescued by the dashing and handsome Earl of Kintore, she thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers—a man worth falling in love with. 

But Kintore has other ideas. An avowed bachelor who long ago swore off marriage, the earl wants nothing more than a passionate interlude with this beautiful, exotic stranger. But soon Alexandra’s intoxicating beauty and seductive touch leave Kintore wondering if a mere interlude will be enough...
My Rating: 5/5

A very sweet romance novella! This little story is absolutely wonderful.

Alexandra wants to find a husband so that she won't be married off to some foreign prince. So, she goes to Scotland to find herself a strong highlander. And, while she is stuck in an inn, she meets her future hubby-James Keith, the Earl of Kintore-who isn't as enthused about getting married as she is.

I really liked Alexandra. She was a tough heroine who knew what she wanted and did whatever she could to get it. And that included James. She was likable and a heroine anyone can support.

James was sweet, if a bit blockheaded. He blames himself for the death of someone he loved, so he doesn't want to marry and end up failing to save another person he loves. Which puts him at a conflict with Alexandra. While he is attracted to her, he is reluctant to marry. But, besides that stubbornness, which is eventually resolved, he was very sweet and adorable. I absolutely loved him.

James and Alexandra had sparks flying between them immediately and it never stopped. But, they were also very sweet together, a couple anyone could root for.

The plot is well developed for a novella. And  the ending was very sweet.

I loved this novella. Romance lovers, if you want a nice, quick read, this is your novella.

*Thanks to Edelweiss and Pocket Star for a copy!
Giveaway Info:
The Fall in Love with the Sullivans tour continues!

For today's social media giveaway,  we're bringing the fun to GoodReads in a special Bella Sullivan fan group--and the fun will be happening all day! Come for trivia, discussions, and-yes-prizes! One lucky participant will win a "Can't Help Falling In Love" romantic swag basket, specially compiled to celebrate book #3 in the series. It includes a deluxe bath set, $20 iTunes gift card with Bella's specially recommended romantic playlist, and Sullivans-themed notepad, pens, and bookmarks (go here).

Remember to come back tomorrow for more giveaway info for this wonderful tour. You could win a Kindle, Kobo, or huge Amazon gift cards!

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