Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: "His Forbidden Princess" by Jeannie Moon (Contemporary Romance)

His Forbidden Princess
by Jeannie Moon

Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 30th 2015

Series: Royal Holiday
"The Cinderella Princess" by Melissa McClone
"Her Secret Prince" by Madeline Ash
"His Defiant Princess" by Kathleen O'Brien

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Description from Publisher:
Eight years ago, university student Ian Stuart fell in love with his sweet, beautiful classmate and he’s never forgotten her. Sofie loved Ian with all her heart in return, but she didn’t trust him with one little detail about her life she’d neglected to share.

She was a princess, and they could never be together in the outside world.

Now Crown Princess Sofia is in danger. An insurgent faction in her country has targeted the royal family, and while Sofia is visiting the United States, she is forced to go into hiding. Assigned to protect her is none other than FBI Special Agent Ian Stuart.

Once again Ian and Sofie are in an impossible situation, fighting their feelings for one another, while trying to stay safe. Will their love for each other prove to be the most dangerous game of all?

My Rating:
Heat Rating:

My Musings:
This was an enjoyable escape, which felt very much like a modern fairytale. But it there were some editing things that pulled me out of the story (some repeated info, some inconsistencies, typos, etc.). I was reading an ARC, so they may be fixed in the final copy.

The amount of dramatic, flowery "I have always loved you" bordered on cheesy... I lost count how many times they each said "I love you" (usually followed by elaborate professions of that love). It reminded me of older romance, which wasn't bad, just different. It worked with the story part of the time, but other times was a bit much.

The sex scenes left a bit to be desired, though I think it was mostly a lack of chemistry. Did I like them together? Yes. But I didn't necessarily get as much of a sense that they had undying passion and love for one another.

The characters themselves were a bit stereotypical and shallow. There were too many times where I had questions (How did they know X or Y?). I wanted more information, and at least a bit more from the characters.

Had a lot of promise, especially for a novella. Nice fluffy romance. I think it would have worked better as a full novel though.

I received a digital ARC from the publisher for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

About Jeannie Moon
Jeannie Moon is a school librarian who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. A native Long Islander, Jeannie still lives there with her family and a couple of well-behaved dogs and an equally misbehaving cat.
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