Review: The Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne Warren

2nd May 2012 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2012, Reviews, Reviews by Jess

Review: The Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne WarrenThe Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne Warren
Series: The Princess Brides #1
Published by Signet
Pub Date: April 3rd 2012
Pages: 326
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance
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4 Stars

From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Emma’s story…

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…

I always enjoy reading about a romance that blossoms from friendship. Neither Emma or Nick start off with romantic intentions, but they were so well matched and their attraction undeniable that I was rooting for it to happen. Of course, once it does, things get complicated. I actually felt just as anguished as Emma and Nick while reading about the many ways they couldn’t be together. I longed with them! So yeah, I spent the last third of this book in a not-so-happy place alongside them. All hope is not lost though! But your heart will have to suffer a little before getting back to a happy place.

I love London in the 1800s. Ok, honestly? I love London in any time period, because I want to go there some day! But Tracey Anne Warren shows us some select London places that we don’t read about much. And it really felt like I was there, walking the streets of London myself.

This book is the first in a trilogy of princesses and royal weddings and forbidden romance, so we get to meet Emma’s two princess best friends, Ariadne and Mercedes. I am really looking forward to their books, especially since the next one involves a highlander. :D I also have a feeling about who Ariadne’s love interest will be, and if I’m correct, it will most definitely be an interesting read, considering their words in this one.

In The Princess and the Peer, Tracey Anne Warren delivered such a moving romance. I was expecting a lot of fluff, but it had so much heart.

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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