Carrying the prince’s secret heir!
For one night, reclusive heiress Trella Sauveterre throws off the fear-ridden shackles of her childhood abduction—succumbing to a sizzling seduction, she falls unexpectedly pregnant! Deeply uncomfortable in the spotlight, Trella can’t bear a high-profile pregnancy and keeps the identity of her baby’s father hidden…
Then a tabloid photo of a scorching kiss implicates Crown Prince Xavier of Elazar in the scandal. He’ll do anything to claim his shock child—even kidnapping Trella! Now Xavier must legitimize his son. And it’ll be his pleasure to make Trella his royal bride!
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Dani Collins knows just how to wring emotion from hard characters and readers
If you want to feel while reading this book is for you. Dani Collins knows just how to tug those heart strings and feel what her characters are going through, and boy has Trella been through a lot.
She was kidnapped as a kid, which coupled with the trials and bullying often associated with youth, the media's endless fascination with her family and the amazing success of her clothing design business has caused a few panic attacks over the years.
But, Trella's trying to overcome all that. Little by little. She's grown her hair out and worked to make herself once again look just like her twin, and is making small excursions in public as Angelique.
She's so successful that for the first time in years, she's attracted to and draws the attention of a hunky prince. When things quickly heat up, she allows herself some one amazing night with him.
Xavier had promised himself one last night of fun before he officially becomes engaged. The match will be a good political alliance to the future king. But, he can't forget the woman he meets at a charity event. He's not sure what she's done to him but he's compelled to contact her again.
Too bad she doesn't remember him. Or acts like it. In fact, the genuine woman now seems to have played the game as well as he, since she has another man.
She seems a stranger, but he can't let go completely, and keeps trying to talk to her.
Trella in the meantime has found out she's pregnant, something she was lead to believe could never happen thanks to her past trauma. She's excited but scared to death of miscarriage. So, when her prince tries to reach her, she dodges. Why cause a panic if she loses the baby? Besides, he thought she was her sister that night.
Despite her fabulous clothing design, at 6 months it's hard to hide a baby bump. And Xavier's grandmother the queen insists he find out if that kid is his, after all Angelique's future MIL had now told the world Trella impersonated Angelique that night.
Xavier won't let her refuse, determined to get a blood test and to talk to her. He snatches her as she trues to leave a public place. Of course, Trella is determined not to be a kidnap victim again, fights back, thinks fast and almost escapes.
In the end Xavier stops her, triggering a panic attack. Once he's sure the baby is his, he devises a plan to claim the kid: marry Trella for as ling as she's pregnant or til the end of the year, whichever occurs first. Then, go ahead with his plan ti marry the other woman.
The heat between Trella and Xavier could still consume a small country, however. And Trella's never forgotten the prince from the event, but he doesn't believe in any kind of love, only duty. Can she break through his frozen heart? Can a child?
The months following are emotionally charge, fabulous, heartbreaking and difficult to say the least.
Collins makes you experience every second of it with this unlikely pair. Be sure to grab a box of tissues a d get ready for a rollercoaster of emotional ride as this pair sail uncharted waters. Hang on to the end. The destination is worth it.
Thanks Dani Collins for a Netgalley ARC. Honestly easy to recommend this awesome read.