Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Book Review:The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology #2) by Donna Alward

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?

The Crown Prince’s Bride is the ultimate fairy tale for readers looking for Cinderella to get her prince—and be able to keep him past midnight.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

My Russian and German are more of a danger than an asset. I could ruin diplomatic relations in two sentences.

…she was thirty-two, for heaven’s sake. The proverbial clock had started ticking and she couldn’t get it to shut up.

I need to do things at my own pace. On my own timeline. Everyone pushing doesn’t actually speed up the process.

My Review:

As one of the main characters was mired in the grieving process while the other was secretly pining nearby, this story was quite angsty yet observant and insightfully written.  Stephani was a sweet, underappreciated, and thoughtful character and I adored her; although I wanted to give Raoul a few chops to the back of his head with my Kindle.  I greatly enjoyed the amusing wry humor as well as the continuation of Diego and Rose’s story with their wedding and sister drama, what special day is complete without someone tossing in a monkey wrench?  

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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