Also in this series: A Pirate's Wife for Me
Series: Governess Brides #9
Published by Penguin on April 5th 2011
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Source: Self Purchased
Only Victoria knows that Saber Lawrence is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. But when Saber kidnaps Victoria to ensure her silence and vanquish her reserve, he finds that the proper English governess is not so easily seduced, unless Saber's willing to surrender something of his own-his heart.
When Victoria first meets Saber, she doesn’t believe that he is a true prince planning on taking back his kingdom that was stolen away from his family. Victoria is now a governess and meets Saber again after three years of distance but her feelings for him haven’t changed. Saber can’t afford for his plans or his true identity to be revealed while he is planning the revolution so he takes Victoria prisoner in his castle and where some of his people are taking refuge. Victoria is the one woman that says ‘no’ to Saber and isn’t afraid of standing up to his family or to him for that matter, and her beauty has always held him captive and is earnest in his desire for her, and even though he knows that love was beaten out of him, he wants Victoria in his life…forever.
The Hero (Saber Lawrence)
Saber, was taken away from his people and his family as a young boy and sent to live with his father, who tried to beat his pride out of him, but Saber knew that he was destined to take over the throne that was stolen from his family, no matter the cost, of course he never expected that Victoria would be the one woman that would steal his heart, when he thought he could never love….
The Heroine (Victoria )
Victoria, ever since her mother remarried and has eight or so step siblings, has never felt close to her family, only smothered by them and prefers distance, and has only known pain whenever near them. Victoria chooses to be a governess and loves it, but never thought it would lead her down a road to passion, danger, and intrigue but knew that she would never regret being with a man that has stolen her heart…
Taken By The Prince by Christina Dodd is the ninth installment in the governess series. The moment I saw the cover and the blurb I couldn’t resist reading it. It was the first unread book to be read on my Nook and I just loved every moment of it and couldn’t stop reading, it kept me so enthralled from beginning to end. I found Victoria to be easy to relate with, tough but still has a gentle spirit, one who is full of courage and passion. Saber is utterly irresistable, rough exterior but needs love more than any other because he hasn’t had much of it and has lost much in his young life. I was completely charmed with this love story that can just make you melt yet cheer for these two…..a well worth read, and one I plan on reading again for sure!!!! A Keeper!!!
My Favorite Quote
He watched her with the kind of hungry longing that was love and lust and the promise of joy all wrapped into one. So she gave him what he wanted. She cupped his face with her hand, leaned down to him, and vowed “Yes, I will marry you, Raul Lawrence, King Saber of Moricadia, and we will love each other for the rest of our live and even beyond”