4 stars · Pocket Books · Regency · Romance

The Prince Who Loved Me (The Oxenburg Princes #1)

★★★★

21412371[1]By Karen Hawkins

A handsome, rakish prince who doesn’t believe in true love meets a stubborn lass who will settle for nothing less…

In a lighthearted retelling of a classic fairy tale, bestselling author Karen Hawkins gives Cinderella a Scottish twist!

Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it’s time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer—she isn’t at all to the duchess’ taste.

Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt—no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So . . . wouldn’t it be fun to turn his “game” upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?

My review

Another take on the old Cinderella story (with a bit of ugly duckling-turns-beautiful swan mixed in), the story is definitely a recommended read. I really liked Bronwyn, but I disliked how Alexsey completely disregarded any respect for Bronwyn’s reputation. He isn’t a very likeable person in the beginning, but he reformed himself in the end and don’t they say reformed rakes make the best husbands?

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