Book Review-The Princess and the Peer

The Princess and the Peer
The Princess Brides (1)
Tracy Anne Warren
Signet
Paperback
Published April 2012
326 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN 978-0-451-23634-0

Synopsis
When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it’s time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her…a stranger she has never met. Instead she does what any self-respecting princess would do—she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever…

Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence—until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she’s an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity.

Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more—this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he’s determined to make this princess his bride…

My Review

Summary 
Emma knows that soon it will be time for her to marry the man her brother has planned for her. She has been craving freedom and a bit of fun before she is truly shackled to a man she hasn’t ever met. So she comes up with a way to run from her companion, and heads to London. Where she bumps into Nick Gregory. He shows her the true enjoyment of life, and she finds herself charmed and fascinated and only wants more of him. Then when she least expects it, she knows that she is falling in love and that is dangerous. Emma knows she has a destiny that differs from what her heart truly desires. So she leaves him, but when she is returned to her brother she comes face to face with Nick once more. Now she knows she will have to make the most difficult choice…the duty to her country and her brother…or of one to true love.

The Hero (Domonic Gregory)
Nick, once a naval captain, has recently become the new Earl, since his brother’s death. Nick, is way out of his element. But plans to make the best of the situation he finds himself in. When he finds a lone woman, being robbed he goes out to help her and finds himself offering her a place to stay.  Thinking that she is a governess out of a job due to her age and beauty, he feels very protective of her. When he learns the truth about her he is overwhelmed, but he is willing to fight to keep her in his life.

The Heroine (Princess Emmaline Whyte)
Soon Emma will have to marry a King Otto, and she knows she has no choice in the matter. So she decides to abandon her companion and escort and head on her own to London. When she ends up being robbed and stranded but then a gorgeous stranger rescues her. She knows he is the kind of distraction that she is looking for. What she doesn’t plan on is finding that matters of the heart are never easy to let go of…and all she wants to do is stay with Nick forever even though she knows its impossible for her.

My Thoughts 
The Princess and The Peer is the first in the most recent series by Tracy Anne Warren. I have just fallen in love with every one of her books that I have been able to read. She has a unique way of making a story come so vividly alive. I really enjoyed the entertaining characters that just made you want to join in, through the laughter and the tears, there is such a endearing quality to the plot that it keeps the reader engaged until the very end.  I really loved seeing how Nick and Emma start to fall in love. Nick from the start is strongly attracted to Emma, but at first treats her as a friend, and after some fun scenes, we see the first romantic spark which turns into a whirlwind of a romance that will take your breath away.  A wonderfully portrayed story that will seduce you!!

My Favorite Quote 
He claimed her. There was no other word for it. His lips moved against hers with a heady power that left her reeling, turning her weak and instantly dizzy. Heat burst in wild ripples over her skin, alternating with a shivering chill that made her whole body quake. 

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy 

Other Books In The Series 
Her Highness and the Highlander
The Trouble with Princesses

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