Review of SEDUCING THE PRINCESS (Shillings Agency #3) by Diane Alberts ~ GIVEAWAY!

 

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Seducing the Princess by Diane Alberts released December 15th 2014!
This is an adult, contemporary romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint.
It is book #3 in the Shillings Agency series.
Be sure to check out the contest below for a chance to win a prize pack!

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BOOK BLURB:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’ll give her exactly what she needs…

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who’s been denied what she needs for too long. And he’s just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.

When she’s with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can’t disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn’t the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he’s exactly what she needs.

BOOK LINKS:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Goodreads

 

stp2Teaser photo courtesy of Nicola’s Reviews on Goodreads.

EXCERPT:

She still sat there, the phone to her ear, her appearance as tempting as ever, but she watched him now, too. She was focused on his chest—or maybe his abs—and she looked like she was about five seconds from jumping him.

There was no mistaking the desire in her eyes, and there was no denying his own answering surge of lust. It was the elephant in the room that he’d tried to ignore, but refused to shut the hell up.

After a few more words, she hung up, her attention still glued on his chest. “We’re…we’re…good…”

“Princess?” he asked, his voice deepened with desire. “You okay over there?”

“I…I’m…” She licked her lips, her gaze still pinned on his shirtless torso. Her cheeks flushed bright pink, but she didn’t look away. “Oh God. You’re…I’m…it’s so hot in here. What’s wrong with me?”

He stiffened, not liking the tone in her voice. She acted as if there had to be something wrong with her if she liked the way he looked without clothes on. All because she was a princess, and he was just a normal guy. Screw that. “What’s the matter, Princess? Is it the tattoos that threw you off? Are they forbidden in your country? Or is it that you’ve never seen a shirtless man before?”

12782658Teaser gif courtesy of Nicola’s Reviews on Goodreads.

MY REVIEW:

SEDUCING THE PRINCESS by Diane Alberts is the third wonderful story in her Shillings Agency series and can be read as a stand-alone book. This time around it’s Gordon Waybrook, who works security for Cooper Shillings and is an ex-Marine who is as alpha male as they come. He’s rugged and yet gorgeous, looks great in his suit for his bodyguard duties and even better out of it. He’s a good man with some solid and unbreakable moral values acquired by seeing the result of a broken home first hand, but yet lives life by those rules he’s made for himself without concern for the expectations of others. When he’s assigned to protect the Princess from a small European country while she’s in the states he is expecting an uptight, snobby, beautiful, spoiled, well… princess.

Princess Isabelle VanGuard is nothing like Gordon assumed. She’s very down-to-earth, having been raised by loving parents to always put what’s best for her country above what she wants. She’s well-taken care of, but not spoiled in any real sense of the word. In fact she’s accepted the fact her wishes come after most everything else, and her life is led at the direction of others. When she meets Gordon, all her self-discipline falls to the wayside. She has never met a man that affected her like he does, so she goes after what she wants, telling herself it’s just for a night before she fully submits her life to what she dreads most. And as long as it doesn’t break the princess rules her mother and her P.R. advisor have been drilling into since birth.

These two have an immediate attraction that neither of them care to fight to hard against even though both recognize it can’t be more than a temporary thing. The sexual pull is just too strong to ignore and Diane writes their time together, sexually and otherwise, so beautifully. Isabelle is used to issuing orders to “hired help” and Gordon is used to being in control, especially in the bedroom. The banter between these two sparks and really had me smiling pretty much throughout the book. I loved the growth and the sacrifices they both made to protect the happiness of the other even when it seemed to soon to truly be love. I have to say this book was just a really fun read, pretty light, no real drama or danger, just two people who in the world’s eyes being completely wrong for each other realizing they are a perfect fit. Great love story, and this princess defines for herself who she considers makes a real prince in her eyes and worthy of sharing her kingdom. 4.5 stars

~Complimentary copy provided in exchange for a honest review~

stp3Teaser photo courtesy of Nicola’s Reviews on Goodreads.

Novels in the Shillings Agency series by Diane Alberts:

Book one: Temporarily Yours
Book two: Stealing His Heart
Book three: Seducing The Princess
and more to come…

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Win a $20 Gift Card and eBook copies of TEMPORARILY YOURS and STEALING HIS HEART by Diane Alberts! Rafflecopter giveaway

About Diane Alberts:

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Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Connect with Diane Alberts:

Website * Facebook Fan Page * Twitter * Goodreads

 

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