What’s the Story – From Goodreads:
A Christmas present for the man who has everything…
With one band of gold Prince Andres of Petras can erase his past—albeit pleasurable—sins. But his prospective bride is untamable Princess Zara, so the playboy prince must seduce her into compliance and crown her by Christmas!
The wayward princess of Tirimia has spent years hiding her untouched heart, and her convenient husband-to-be seems determined to keep it that way. Yet his caresses promise a sensual awakening that’s impossible to resist. But once Zara’s given him her hand and her body, it won’t be long before he has her heart…
Favorite Words: “Once you understand the evil people are willing to commit, you’re never the same. I have no experience of men and relationships, but I have seen the worst of people. The very worst. Yet I’m still breathing. I’m still standing. I am not someone in need of protection. Through your valor is appreciated.”
I have never met Maisey Yates. I did not know what to expect. I got one of her books in a subscription box. The story was promising and intriguing but I wasn’t fond of our hero or heroine. I found myself thinking that Prince Andres was a pompous, playboy ass. There were moments I liked him but most of the time I just thought he wasn’t suited for Zara.
Zara on a the other hand just wasn’t believable to me. She had innocence which I understood from her upbringing but if she was so used to people and their evil ways, why was she so naïve?
What I really enjoyed about this book was the layout of the story. I think that if the characters had been tweaked a little more that this story would have taken off for me.