Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: Protected by the Prince (UK/Australia/New Zealand title; Passion, Purity and the Prince)
Author: Annie West
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Release Date: February 2011 (Sept./Oct. release in UK/Australia/New Zealand)
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Current, Ruvingia
Overall Rating: 3.5
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Annie's Website/Blog: www.annie-west.com
Tamsin was living a life of shadows. She picked a career dealing with archives which meant she spent much of her time working alone. She picked clothing that hid her body and she pretty much unnoticed. She even wore glasses that she didn’t need 100% of the time so that people didn’t "see" her.
That is until Prince Alaric of Ruvingia met her. Granted Tamsin wasn’t the normal woman that people saw on the royal’s arm. However, she served a purpose—keeping other women at bay so that the prince could focus on other issues.
Tamsin discovers though that she doesn’t want to take a second place, after all she has something important to share. During her study in the archives of Ruvingia, she uncovered documentation that revealed that the wrong man was about to be crowned king. Prince Alaric now has to handle a situation he hadn’t intended as well as a woman who was not who he thought she was.
Annie West has created an entertaining version of a story that has captured hearts through the ages—from Cinderella to today. How many times do we not show the world who we really are until pushed? Or how many times have we discounted someone that we shouldn’t have. Tamsin and Alaric are very real and definitely characters we can relate to. All in all, Protected by the Prince was a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours escaping the real world.
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