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Publisher Description

She wants to work on a pit crew—not be a princess.

Mechanic Isabel "Izzy" Poussard's life revolves around cars. Determined to be a member of a racing team's pit crew, she'll do whatever it takes to make her dream come true. The last thing she expects is for a gorgeous guy to step out of a limousine and tell her she's a long-lost princess…and his wife.

Crown Prince Nikola "Niko" Kresimir of Vernonia wants one thing from Isabel—an annulment. The pretty American wearing grease-stained coveralls is too rough around the edges to be the future queen. Their marriage, the result of an archaic custom neither knew about, needs to end so he can modernize his country.

As sparks fly, Niko and Izzy fight their growing attraction for each other. Neither wants to remain in an arranged marriage, but that might be the only way to keep peace in the kingdom. Is a love match possible where all their dreams can come true? Or will aspirations and pride keep them from living happily ever after?

Her Royal Duty series:
Book 1: The Reluctant Princess
Book 2: The Not-So-Perfect Princess
Book 3: The Proper Princess (coming soon)

April 25
Cardinal Press, LLC
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Cheryl SDS ,

She makes an awesome princess!

This is book one in the Her Royal Duty series and it features Niko and Izzy. This story is highly entertaining. It’s about family, duty, responsibility, obligation and ultimately love. She is about as far from princess material as she can get and he doesn’t EVER let her forget it. I thought Niko was going to be a nice guy. I thought he was going to be the prince of every girls’ dreams but in my opinion, he was a disappointment. There is so much happening and he’s so stuck on his ideals, that he doesn’t take her feelings into consideration. I feel so sad for her because he listens to her but doesn’t really hear her.

The story line is fantastic! The characters are great too. I just didn’t like the prince.

Cheryl33610 ,

Gloriously romantic

Prince Niko and Izzy look to be polar opposites in this wonderful story from sweet author Melissa McClone, but first impressions are often wrong, as our couple discovers.
Izzy is an independent and modern women, more interested in repairing cars and working in the pit crew for a Formula One race car. She’s understandably taken aback by the very attractive stranger who claims she is a princess!
Prince Niko is on the verge of marrying Princess Juliana, as well as modernizing his small country. But his very old-fashioned views are in conflict with his headstrong child bride’s current reality. Can these two royals work out their differences for the good of both their home country as well as themselves?
With rich, full characters and a delightful tip of the hat to The Princess Diaries movies, McClone once again weaves a magical spell of love, loyalty and friendship between not only our leading couple but with the fun secondary characters from both the U.S and Vernonia. Sweet with a slight touch of heat (yes, the closed door scene is a little less fade to black than other books by the author, but by no means racy!), The Reluctant Bride is a delicious page turner. Bravo!!

Jbean168 ,

Not your everyday fairytale!!

This was a GREAT story and I loved how Izzy was so strong and independent but still willing to go the extra mile for loyalty and Prince Niko is HOT!! LOL!! All kidding aside, this was a great story of love, loyalty and change and how life never stands still!! I also fell in love with Princess Julianna and can’t wait for her story!!

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