Sometimes, Prince Charming isn’t what you expect.
Lady Larissa, oldest daughter of the Duke of Wey, has one goal: find suitable husbands for her two younger sisters and best friend so they may live happily ever after. Despite their attempts at matchmaking for her, she’s all but given up on finding her own groom, a gentleman good enough to meet her late mother’s and grandmother’s expectations. She has a hard enough time meeting those expectations for poise, propriety, and perfection. But a chance encounter brings the most marvelous gentleman to her attention. A shame he is merely a captain of the Imperial Guard of Batavaria and in no way the suitable husband for the daughter of a duke.
Prince Otto Leopold Augustus of Batavaria has one goal: to win back his country from those who ousted his family. But someone seems intent on stopping him, for danger stalks the corridors of their palace in England. So why not trade places with his identical twin brother, the leader of the Imperial Guard? Leo might just uncover their enemies before someone is hurt. And having an ally in the thoroughly proper and pretty duke’s daughter can only help.
The more Larissa and Leo are thrown together, the more secrets come to light and the more their attraction grows. Would the daughter of a duke dare to throw off propriety, if it means winning the heart of the most princely of men?
Hott Review of Never Pursue a Prince:
In my quest to find the perfect book to begin a new year, I landed on Regina Scott’s Never Pursue a Prince. She’s always a safe bet for me. Not only to I love her writing and wit but the way she pulls the stories together allows for a sense of familiarity without needing to read all of her books. It’s the perfect combination!
Never Pursue a Prince was the right choice! I couldn’t have asked for a better book to begin my year. This sweet romance is fun, intriguing and allows you to immerse yourself in a book that feels like home.
Lady Larissa is a fabulous character. Watching her struggle to always put others first and keep her promises to her deceased mother and grandmother and honor the step mother she loves so dearly is heartening. Add in her childhood vow to marry a prince with her adult preference to the prince’s brother and you have a book you won’t want to put down.
The prince and his twin have traded places to ensure the safety of the prince and to ferret out the threat against the crown. I’ve always loved books where twins switch places and get in over their heads and Never Pursue a Prince sweetened that love!
If you want a book you’ll want to read again and again, you can’t go wrong with Never Pursue a Prince! It was the perfect book for me!
Author: Regina Scott
Source: Regina Scott
Publisher & Date: January 3rd 2022 by Edwards and Williams
Genre: Historic Christian Romance Mystery
Ages: 16+ | Only because of the romance
Setting: London, England, May 1825
Series: Fortune’s Brides: The Wedding Vow, #1
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She is now the author of more than 50 works of warm, witty historical romance.
She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott has driven four in hand, learned to fence, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course.
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