The Crown Prince’s Bride
(Royal Duology #2)
by Donna Alward
A Crown Prince gets a second chance at love with the woman who’s always been there – in the next book in the prince duology from Donna Alward!
The Crown Prince of Marazur is suffering from a broken heart. After losing his wife and future queen, he knows he’ll never find love again with a partner as wonderful as her. He’s thrown himself into his duties and is trying to be a better father to his two children, but he’s lonely. Even though falling in love seems impossible, so does spending the rest of his life alone.
Stephani has been Raoul’s assistant for years. Smart, loyal, and discreet, Stephani is fantastic at her job. Except for the fact that she’s been in love with her boss since her first week of employment, not that she would ever act on it. Besides, Raoul is first in line to the throne and she’s his assistant. If Raoul ever marries again, it’ll be with someone who can be a future queen. Not someone like Stephani.
When Raoul’s date for a state dinner is unable to attend, he invites Stephani. She’s well-versed on the issues and castle protocol, and Raoul’s always been comfortable with her. But when Stephani arrives, Raoul hardly recognizes her. Is this stunning woman the same one who’s run his office for years?
Crown Prince Raoul still hadn’t moved on from his wife’s death, but as the future King of Marazur, he knew he needed someone by his side to help rule and lead his people. Stephanie, his assistant, was his late wife’s cousin, and was really dependable at all times. He knew he had big responsibilities on his shoulders, and blurring the lines with Stephanie would not be a wise move. But one kiss, one night, made him doubt about his feelings and scared the hell out of him.
This is book 2 of The Prince Duology by Donna Alward and my second book from her. I’ve read Playboy Prince and the Nanny and I loved it. I’m glad the story leveled up and the characters were flawed yet mature with their decisions.
I love Stephanie, strong, fervent, determined and intelligent. Raoul was a fool when he repeatedly denied his feelings for her. I wanted to smack him in the head for making that big offer when a situation was presented. Marco, his personal driver, had even more sense than him. But I’m glad that Raoul soon realized his shortcomings and became the man he was destined to be.
Sweet and loving Stephanie deserved to be called the heroine. I loved her as much as I loved Rose from the first book. These women that the Royals had fallen for deserved all the love in the world. While the story was kind of predictable, I still enjoyed it until the end. Loved the butterflies on my stomach while reading this story. It was muy bien.