Also in this series: The Princess and the Peer, Her Highness and the Highlander
Series: The Princess Brides #3
Published by Signet on November 5th 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Royalty
From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the conclusion of an enchanting trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Ariadne’s story...
On the threshold of receiving her royal inheritance and tired of the London Marriage Mart, Ariadne has decided to defy convention and declare her independence. She will not seek a husband—she will take a lover instead, no matter how notorious she may become.
The prince of a small European kingdom, renowned bachelor Rupert Whyte, is in London to enjoy a last bit of freedom before choosing a wife. When he learns about Ariadne’s scheme to take a lover, he decides he must prevent her from embarking on such a ruinous course.
What begins as a well-deserved reprimand quickly spins out of control when Rupert agrees to give Ariadne a few lessons in lust. But just how far will their passion go? And will their forbidden liaison lead them too far astray to turn back?
Ariadne, after seeing her two closest friends, finding love, desires the same. She knows its real and does happen, even if its less common. Adriadne lost her family, and currently staying with her friend Emma, until she comes into her inheritance. She knows she will not settle for anything less than love in a marriage. So realizing that may not happen, she decides to take a lover. She doesn’t care about the consequences, she wants to live and to live passionatly. On her quest in finding a lover, she keeps being sidelined by Prince Rupert, who is determined to save her. Rupert is the heir prince of a european kingdom, after Ariadne telling him of her plans, he decides if any man is going to be her lover, it will be him. He won’t let her be taken advantage of. So he then begins a seduction, a seduction that turns into a fierce passionate love affair, one where Ariadne will steal away into his heart forever….
The Trouble With Princesses is the third in the Princess series by Tracy Anne Warren. Now I have been a fan of Warren for quite some time, ever since I read her Byrons of Braebournne series. This series has been so much fun reading, and I adored this latest addition. It was put in the category “impossible to put down” within a couple of chapters. I was completely drawn in from the beginning, and I definitely didn’t mind at all. The story begins with Ariadne telling her latest plan, to find a lover. She is tired of the tedious life she is living and needs some excitement, well she is about to get some. Then the hero steps into the game, and at first Ariadne refuses him, but when one night he kisses with a passion she never imagined, she decides what can it hurt right? So they begin in lessons in passion. This story was fun and beyond thrilling. There is a bit of intrigue placed in the plot, that will put you at the edge quite a couple times. A romance that is tender and sweet, and dazzles the reader.
The characters in this story were fun and I had no issues with them at all. The hero in this story is Rupert, and boy he was sexy as sin!! I loved his confidence, his strong personality that reeked of command, and the way he puts himself out there for Ariadne. Definitely put him in the top of the “Swoon worthy” hero category. He was delectable and breathtaking and I wouldn’t mind trading places with Ariadne. Now Ariadne was a perfect match for him. She isn’t a weakling, and gives in easily. She is a fighter that is for sure, especially when it comes to what she wants. She is not afraid of playing with fire, and I loved her insistance on making her own way, and doesn’t care about consequences kinda attitude. She seemed to me very easy to like and I was rooting for her all the way. The side characters were fun, and we see the two previous couples from the other books in the series, involved, which only made me want to re read the books again.
Overall a brilliant romance that captures you from the first moment you begin reading! A well done job for Warren, she delivers once again. A entertaining and wild ride of a romance with endearing characters, exciting driven plot, and a story to steal your heart! INTOXICATING!!
Princess Ariadne of Nordenbourg-a nation that now existed only in memory and history books-took a sip of lemonade as she surveyed the crowded ballroom.
Take another lover? He would show her exactly what he thought of that idea.
Reaching out, he caught her around the waist and pulled her flush against him, all his earlier good intentions drifting away as if caught on the breeze.
“If you ever mention seeking out someone else again,” he said warningly, “I won’t be responsible for my actions.” he grasped one of the ribbons tied under her chin, and yanked it free. She gasped, the strawberry falling unheeded to the ground.
“There won’t be any other lovers, Aridne.” He pulled off her bonnet and tossed it aside. “Only me,”
Bending his head, he crushed her mouth to his.