Book Review-The Serpent Prince

Book Review-The Serpent PrinceThe Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
Also in this series: The Raven Prince
Series: Princes Trilogy #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing on September 1st 2007
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 362
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 044640053X
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When the devil meets an angel...Country bred Lucy Craddock-Hayes is content with her quiet life. Until the day she trips over an unconscious man—a naked unconscious an—and loses her innocence forever.He can take her to heaven...Viscount Simon Iddesleigh was nearly beaten to death by his enemies. Now he’s hell-bent on vengeance. But as Lucy nurses him back to health, her honesty startles his jaded sensibilities—even as it ignites a desire that threatens to consume them both.Or to hell...Charmed by Simon’s sly wit, urbane manners, and even his red-heeled shoes, Lucy falls hard and fast for him. Yet as his honor keeps him from ravishing her, his revenge sends his attackers to her door. As Simon wages war on his foes, Lucy wages her own war for his soul using the only weapon she has—her love…

Lucy, while taking a peaceful walk stumbles across a man she assumes is dead, but upon futher investigation finds that he is injured, and takes him back to her home to help heal him back to health. Simon, is bent on revenge, however Lucy startles his sensibilities to the point where he craves her very touch, and aches to hear the sound of her voice. He knows that his life is not what he would have for her, since everything in him vows to take revenge for his brothers death on those that killed him, but Lucy’s love will be the one to save him as nothing else could…

The Hero (Simon Iddesleigh)
Simon when he was younger, was a rake and scoundrel, with drinking, gambling and many women, but once his brother was murdered and he was now the heir to the title, who has many responsibilities he vowed that he would get justice on those that killed his brother. However, after surviving a severe beating that almost killed him he is put in the care of a innocent young lady who has no clue on the dark side of things of the world as he knows it. But the more they are in each others company, the more he senses that she could be his greatest weakness…

The Heroine (Lucy Craddock-Hayes)
Lucy,  country bred, and still unmarried has yet to find someone that she loves and would want to spend the rest of her life with. But when she finds a injured and very naked adonis like man at her feet, she can do nothing but help him. However as she helps in his healing and taking care of him, she starts to develop very genuine feelings for him, that she has not felt for another. Feelings that she has been searching for all of her life…and when she discovers what is really tormenting this man who holds her heart she will do everything that she can to help heal his injured soul…

My Thoughts 
The Serpent Prince is the third installment in the series. After reading the first book in the series, I loved it so much that I desperately couldn’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series, and I just loved reading The Serpent Prince. From the very first page, I found myself captivated until the very last page, and even though I wasn’t totally into the story, there was still a sense of mystery and romance that pulled me in. The characters were engaging, and their interaction with each other scrumptious. I also enjoyed how their was a sense of purpose in the characters and their interaction with each other was fascinating…although there were parts that I couldn’t bring myself to like….the other much captivating parts made up for it. The sensuality between Lucy and Simon were intense and can at times leave a reader breathless in anticipation for more to come….Overall a Succulent and juice read that will warm you from head to toe….

About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband.

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