Can a reluctant hero save a runaway princess without losing his own heart?
Adam McKendrick has earned the title “the Bountiful Baron” because of his reputation for helping beautiful blondes in trouble. When a lucky hand at cards wins him an ancient hunting lodge, he travels to the wilds of Scotland hoping to escape his reputation—and the hordes of women pursuing him. He certainly doesn’t expect his prize to include yet another damsel in distress looking for a hero.
Princess Giana has fled her kingdom—and the deadly assassins pursuing her—with only a handful of loyal staff to protect her. When the gorgeous gambler shows up at her refuge to claim his winnings, she has no choice but to pose as his maid.
Adam’s clumsy—yet stunningly beautiful—new maid seems more inclined to give orders than to take them. He finds her both infuriating and irresistible. As his desire for Giana’s touch begins to consume him, Adam must decide if he wants to once again play the hero…or the rogue…
Book 3 of the “Mistresses of the Marquess” Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS
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The second installment in Lee's Victorian-era, Marquess of Templeston's Heirs trilogy (after Once a Mistress) features Princess Giana May, heir to the throne of Karolya. Forced to flee her country after her parents are murdered in a coup attempt by her cousin Victor, Giana poses as a chambermaid and hides out in an abandoned Scottish hunting lodge. American Adam McKendrick has recently won the lodge in a card game and plans to transform it into a gentleman's resort, but he finds himself inexplicably drawn to his regal servant. Adam soon uncovers Giana's secret, but before they can further their relationship, they must find a way to thwart Victor, as well as the rules of royal protocol, in order to follow their hearts. Lee moves her secondary characters frantically around the board, but the story's changing landscape fails to disguise its underdeveloped plot and far-fetched characterizations. In addition, the only attraction between the protagonists is physical, which is hardly a sufficient basis for the lasting bond Giana and Adam supposedly share. Although Lee includes a brief but enjoyable appearance by Drew (the hero from her previous installment), it's not significant enough to please fans hoping for more of the same.
Ever A Princess
Great story, but book is full of typos!! Author needs a better editor.