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Book Review-Pleasuring The Prince

by | Jun 21, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-Pleasuring The PrincePleasuring the Prince by Patricia Grasso
Published by Zebra on April 1st 2006
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Mystery
Pages: 326
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0821777114

Fancy Flambeau is the darling of the London stage, and captures the eye of every gentleman charmed by her beauty. Fancy, however, refuses to be any man's mistress, though Prince Stepan Kaznov relishes the opportunity to change her mind and show her the delights of sensual pleasure. Tempting as his whispered promises may be, Fancy vows to avoid the heartbreaking fate that befell her mother when she gave her love to a selfish aritstocrat.But Stepan's games of seduction take a serious turn when terror sweeps through London. A killer dubbed the Rose Petal Murderer is preying upon pretty young women. Desperate to keep Fancy safe, Stepan abducts her from the city, and soon the heat of anger and long-denied passion melts into ecstasy. Yet the bliss they find in each other's arms may not be enough to make Fancy forget the past--or protect them both from the dangers that come from denying a love that is meant to be...

Fancy, is a star on the London stage, but unlike her mother she is unwilling to fall for a aristocrat, who will desert her like her father did to her mother. So when Prince Stephan starts to display interest in her, she endeavors to resist his charm and the promise of pure bliss in his eyes, but the moment she taste his kiss she knows that all is lost and that she could very easily fall in love with Stephan. However when there is a killer after women of the stage, a man the police have been unable to catch, Fancy knows that she is going to have to have her wits about her to protect everyone that she loves from danger and the terror that is sweeping throughout the streets of London….

The Hero (Stephan Kazanov)
Stephan, is drawn to Fancy an beautiful woman filled with innocence and a sweetness he just aches to taste…but knows that it can mean trouble for him. Stephan from the moment he sees Fancy, knows that he must do everything he can to protect and keep Fancy as his….and show her the intimate pleasures that he can show her, and prove to her that his committment to her is for forever…

The Heroine (Fancy Flambeau)
Fancy, has always felt responsible for her sisters, and have protected them and looked out for them, and knows that she may never find love or marriage in her life. Fancy wants to never become her mother, for her mother sacrificed everything for a chance at love and in the end she got burned….Fancy have felt rejected and unwanted by her father, would never risk that for herself or her future children…no matter how handsome Prince Stephan may be, Fancy is firm in her desire to resist him…at all costs

My Thoughts 
Pleasuring The Prince is the fourth in the Kasanov Series by Patricia Grasso. As I was browsing the library shelves I cam across this book, and the cover is what drew me (of course, I can’t resist such a cover) and when I read the blurb I just knew I had to try this book out and see if I had just found a new author to love or to never read from again…and I definitely found a author whose writing I enjoyed reading.  Even though there was definitely a major focus on the relationship between Stephen and Fancy…there was also a suspenseful note to it as well….that especially toward the end of the story I was on the edge of my seat until the very end…..although I did enjoy this read very much there were a couple of things that left me disappointed but overall a enjoyable read…

About Patricia Grasso

I'm a dog person. Who lives with 10 cats. Get the picture?

My first brush with the romance genre happened in my high school junior year. I discovered Gone With the Wind and hid it behind my American history book to read during class. (The Civil War is American history.) The ambiguous ending left me dissatisfied, though. Rhett and Scarlet needed a happily-ever-after. Believing in happily-ever-afters positively screams romantic-at-heart.

On the other hand, I love murder and mayhem as much as happily-ever-after. My usual television fare is fiction and nonfiction crime shows, not love stories. Which accounts for the mysteries I sneaked into my historical romances. Now I'm trying my hand at writing a humorous mystery, sans historical and sans emphasis on the love interest. I even prepared for my mystery-in-progress by attending the local NRA's Pistol School. Shooting pistols is great fun. I adore the .22 semiautomatics.

After graduating from high school without distinction, I earned both Bachelor and Master degrees at a state college. Again, without distinction. I held several part-time jobs during my college days: file clerk in an insurance company, long-distance telephone operator, kimono-wearing waitress in a Japanese restaurant.

And then I began my teaching career, eighteen years in the eighth grade and thirteen years at the high school. Weary with the same old routine, I decided I needed a creative outlet. So I decided to write a romance novel but only managed to talk about writing one. After five years of listening to me, a friend said to stop talking and start writing.

So I did.

I made every mistake known to man. Blunder would be a more appropriate word, but I did learn using the trial and error method. As well as studying the works of authors I admired.

After five years of writing for nothing but love, I sold my first novel. Since then, I've sold eighteen novels and won several awards--- National Readers' Choice Award New England Readers' Choice Award, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice and KISS Awards, B. Dalton and Bookrak Awards for best-selling author. My novels have been translated into fifteen languages and sold in twenty countries.

If I had my life over, would I become a writer? Nope. I would enjoy being a Victoria Secret model. Perhaps in my next incarnation I won't be too old, too short, or too unphotogenic.

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