From New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins, the lively and sizzling second book in a new fairytale-based Scottish historical romance series, The Princes of Oxenburg.
Max Romanovin, Oxenburg’s warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a house party deep in the Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians led by a man the locals have dubbed “The Scottish Robin Hood.” The battle-savvy prince instantly realizes there’s something different about this thief, and it’s not just the Scottish accent—it’s the fact that “he” is really a “she.”
Lady Murian, a young widow out for revenge against the powerful earl who killed her husband and stole his birthright, is now living in the woods with her family’s banished retainers. To stay alive, she and her band of men rob rich nobles coming to visit the evil earl. But when she ambushes the Prince of Oxenburg’s golden coach, she gets far more than she expected. For when the prince uncovers her true identity, she’s afraid that he might be the real thief…of her heart.
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A Merry twist on the story of Robin Hood!
On their way to a castle in Scotland at Tata Natasha's demand, she and her grandson, Prince Max Romanovin, are beset by the Scottish Robin Hood.
Lady Murian MacDonald leads a band of her former servants and villagers to inconvenience travelers visiting Lord Loudan, the Earl who stole her lands. But she never expected anyone like Max!
Realizing that there was more to the thieves than what met the eye, Max set out to discover their lair, only to find a desperate situation. He and his men set out to help Murian and her group prepare for the coming winter, and to find out how he can resolve her situation while discovering Tata Natasha's secret that is keeping them at Rowallen.
Filled with many amusing scenes and humorous lines, this book is an excellent addition to Ms. Hawkins' "The Oxenburg Princes" series!
Please note: I received an eBook copy from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own.
The Prince and I is a delicious twist on Robin Hood. Lady Murian is our "Robin" and she comes complete with her band of widows and retainers. After losing her home, Murian has been trying unsuccessfully to get back inside to retrieve her late husband's journal. In the meantime, she has taken to holding up travelers in the evening, and on one such fateful night, she encounters Max, the general prince of Oxenburg, and his grandmother. Max eventually joins her cause in regaining what is rightfully hers, and we are not disappointed! The chemistry is undeniable, the dialogue witty, and the characters so much fun to read. I cannot wait until the next installment in this series from Ms. Hawkins!
Robin Hood with a Twist
I have been anxiously waiting to get my hands on this book after reading the previous stories in the series. Needless to say, Karen does not disappoint in this latest release. There are no 'simpering' misses in this book and the fact that the hero falls in love with the heroine for her courage and strength, makes this a wonderful story to read. If you like historical romances with a villain and a shared purpose to overcome, this story is for you. Add in a band of widow thieves and an imperious, meddling grandmother, and it makes for a wonderful story.