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review 2018-03-08 00:00
The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set
The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set - Leigh Bardugo IT'S FINALLY MINE!

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review 2018-01-27 00:00
The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology)
The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology) - Donna Alward,Holly Ingraham 3.75 stars

Donna Alward is a favorite of mine, so picking this up was a no-brainer. I read The Playboy Prince and the Nanny and enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to reading Raoul’s story. While I didn’t like him as much as younger brother, Diego, he slowly grew on me. Stephani I liked from the get go, but I wondered why she put of with some of Raoul’s nonsense.

Stephani is the Crown Prince’s PA, and she’s worked for him for ten years. Raoul was married to Stephani’s cousin, Ceci, and when she died tragically in a car accident, both she and Raoul were broken hearted. Raoul hasn’t moved on yet, and believes that inviting another woman into his life and the lives of his children would be disrespectful. He’s just not ready for another relationship, even though his family is pressuring him to move on with his life and find happiness again.

Stephani has been secretly in love with Raoul for years, even when Ceci was still alive. She carefully kept this secret, and never gave any indication that she had feelings for the Crown Prince. When he has too much to drink and kisses her, she’s hopeful that maybe he has some feelings for her, too. But when Raoul pretends that nothing happened between them, she realizes that she’s living a pipedream thinking that they could be a couple.

While I did enjoy this romance, it features one of my least favorite tropes. The sneaking around trope. I hate that. Literally hate it. I think it’s demeaning to both parties, and don’t see the need for it, unless one of the parties is cheating on someone else. (Okay, that would be my absolute most hated trope – cheating on your partner. Ugh.) I didn’t really see the need for it here. The power inequity between Raoul and Stephani didn’t sit well with me, but since she was looking for employment elsewhere, it didn’t bother me as much as the sneaking around. This worked better for me in the previous book.

The other niggle – Raoul was so wishy-washy. Yes, we have a chemistry and are attracted to each other and we should explore our feelings. No, it’s a mistake and I can’t have a relationship yet. Think of the kids. Ugh. Man up, dude, or just stop. Stop playing with poor Stephani’s feelings and making her think there is something there when you are too emotionally conflicted to see if there could be something there. After being so preachy with Diego, you’d think Raoul would have acted more like an adult here. It was fun to see Diego finally able to set him straight.

This is a quick read, with a low steam level. I read it on our recent vacation to Disney, and found it perfect for relaxing after spending all day wandering around the parks.

Grade: 3.75 stars
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review 2018-01-21 19:46
Good Characters and story
The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology) - Donna Alward,Holly Ingraham

Raoul is the Crown Prince of Marazier who lost his wife and queen in a tragic car accident and wa snow doing his best to get over his grief and raise his two young children. Stephani was Raoul’s late wife’s cousin and had worked for Raoul for many years as his assistant. Stephani had been in love with Raoul but would never do anything about it even now. Raoul has no idea of Stephani’s feeling for him. Raoul is the next in line for the throne. Stephani was Raoul’s right hand woman. Raoul is conflicted when he starts to develop some feelings for Stephani raoul started to feel maybe the woman who helped him through his grief may be the woman who could make him whole again and that woman was Stephani.

I liked this book but I would have liked it to be longer. This was an easy fast paces romance. I really liked Stephani. I liked the plot and pace. I loved Stephani and Raoul I liked the humor on this book. I advise you to read the first book of this series to keep everything pulled together. I didn’t like how Raoul treated Stephani toward the end of the book. But the end turned out good. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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review 2018-01-11 00:00
The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology)
The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology) - Donna Alward,Holly Ingraham Knowing and facing the truth are two of life's hardest tasks. The third is facing fears, especially when it comes to love and loss. One woman changed the course of many lives, but can that one woman be instrumental in bringing two grieving hearts a new beginning? The mystic of a fairytale is that we always remember the beauty and forget the heartache. The Crown Prince's Bride forces the facing of some painful truths in order to get to that great big rainbow at the end of the tunnel. Donna Alward brings her own brand of magic to an awesomely majestic romance.
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review 2018-01-09 13:10
Review for: THE CROWN PRINCE’S BRIDE by Donna Alward
The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology) - Donna Alward,Holly Ingraham

THE CROWN PRINCE’S BRIDE by Donna Alward is book Two in "Royal Duology " series. This is the story of Raoul and Stephani. I have read the previous book, but feel you can easily make this a standalone if you choose to do so.
Raoul is a Crown Prince whose wife CiCi died leaving him with the kids to care for. Stephani is the assistant to Raoul and also has been in love with him since her first day and she was also CiCi's cousin. But knowing nothing can every be between them under than work makes it hard for her. When Raoul ask her go to a business dinner/function she goes...but Raoul hardly recognizes Stephani...she is stunning. They both feel the loss of CiCi but they both are feeling mixed emotions with each other.
This was a sweet second chance at love story that I so enjoyed having a chance to read it!

 

Source: www.amazon.com/Crown-Princes-Bride-Prince-Duology-ebook/dp/B0769Z8745/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515361761&sr=1-1&keywords=THE+CROWN+PRINCE%E2%80%99S+BRIDE
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