Sunday, December 31, 2017

Book Review: The Playboy Prince and the Nanny (Royal Duology #1) by Donna Alward

The Playboy Prince and the Nanny
 (Royal Duology #1)
by Donna Alward

Prince Diego Navarro is the “spare” to his brother's “heir”. While Raoul performs his crown prince duties with the appropriate sense of nobility and poise, Diego’s garnered a bit of a reputation as a playboy - despite the good he does behind the scenes with his favorite charities.

But when tragedy strikes and his sister-in-law is killed in a car accident, Diego knows it's time for the playboy to step up. If not for his brother, then for his niece and nephew, who now find themselves without a mother.

Which is where Rose Walters comes in.

Rose isn't intimidated by money or glitz. The veteran nanny has worked for the rich and minimally famous, but a manor house is no comparison to a castle… or the handsome princes who live there. However, the worst thing she could possibly do is fall for the gorgeous playboy with a surprising heart of gold. He’s a prince; she’s the help. He lives in the tabloids; she loves her privacy. But when her two darling charges start to play matchmaker, Diego and Rose don’t stand a chance.

The Playboy Prince and the Nanny is the first book in Donna Alward's royal duology. 

My Rating:

Favorite Quote:

I gave my heart away quite a while ago. It hasn’t come back to me yet.

My Review:

I almost passed this one by for fear it might be a cheesy princess tale, but my admiration for the author had me take a second look.  Lucky me, it was not cheesy at all and was a rather sweet and heart-squeezing read with endearing and lovable characters.  It was a quick, entertaining, and satisfying read.  I enjoyed it so much I’m ready to dive into the next book, pronto.

Empress DJ


While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers!

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.

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  1. It's always great when you find a hidden gem, something you would of otherwise overlooked.
    Gemma @

  2. This is a great review! Sounds like an interesting read too.

  3. That title got me - sounds like a fun read!

  4. Sounds like a great read! Love your review! <3

  5. It seems like every time I come to your blog, I end up buying another book! This review was great and the book has been added to my never shrinking TBR :)

    Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest