Sunday, February 15, 2009

Book Review: The Rebel Prince


The Rebel Prince (The Brides of Bella Lucia) by Raye Morgan HR 3912 Sep 06

This was a great fairytale story of a common modern girl falling for the crown prince knowing she has no hope of having her dreams fulfilled. Or does she? I like the way the author handled the question of responsibilities thrust upon a person who never expected it. In this case, the prince. There’s always the question of whether he wants the best for his people or just himself.

We first met Chef Emma Valentine in the previous Bride of Bella Lucia story. At that time, we knew Emma was going to the Kingdom of Meridia to preside over the prince’s coronation feast. This book starts off with Emma in the pool area and getting knocked unconscious by a wayward water polo ball thrown by the crown prince himself. When she comes to, Emma doesn’t realize that the man hovering over her is Prince Sebastian of Meridia.

Born into royalty as the second son, Sebastian was never expected to assume the throne but when his father dies and his older brother abdicates, Sebastian has no choice but to take on the responsibility of his tiny country. Or does he? His subjects know him only as the playboy son and don’t want him as their king which is fine by him because he’d rather be sailing in the Caribbean anyway.

Emma is working with Sebastian to make the coronation feast a memory not soon forgotten but the question always hangs over both their heads: when the time comes, will he or won’t he?

This is the 3rd book in The Brides of Bella Lucia series. For the complete listing, go here: http://thebridesofbellalucia.blogspot.com/2006/04/brides.html

Heat Level: Romantic

My Rating: Great - 4 stars
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2009 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge: 12 books read
Harlequin Imprint: 12, Others: 0

1 comment:

  1. I'd read this one. :) Love fairy-tale type stories. Thanks for the helpful review.

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