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Feature book: Revelations of a Secret Princess

14 April 2021

Revelations of a Secret Princess by Annie West

Subgenre: contemporary romance
Release date: 1 Mar 2020
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Format: ebook
Length: 192 pages
RRP: $4.99 (ebook)

Princess Caro is desperate to connect with the daughter who was stolen from her at birth, even if that means pretending to be a nanny and lying about her true identity.

Jake Maynard is a billionaire, with the world at his fingertips and a newly developed protectiveness for his niece. Hiring Caro is a spur of the moment decision—she’s not as qualified as some of the other applicants—but she does speak his niece’s home language. He can’t put aside his feelings that something about Caro just doesn’t add up.

The struggle of Caro when she first sees her daughter and gets to spend time with her, means the reader is immediately drawn into her story. How could one not feel for her? At the same time, Jake isn’t the bad guy, he’s simply being protective of his niece who he loves dearly. The conflict leapt off the page in this one—neither Caro nor Jake are in the wrong, but you know when the truth is unveiled that one will lose.

Of course, it’s their hearts they lose, but it’s a mighty fine story to get to that point!

I really love the set-up of this story. It felt original for a Harlequin Presents, not just due to the characters but with the plot. I loved the setting—beautiful Switzerland—which really added to the appeal.

The struggle both the hero and heroine feel throughout this story really gripped me and had me turning the pages desperately waiting to find out how it would end. I’m happy to report it didn’t disappoint! Both have backstories that are difficult, Caro’s in particular is heart wrenching.

I’m a real lover of royal stories—this one had all the glitz and glam of that as well as an enjoyable plot that kept me guessing. I am not one bit surprised that this story has been nominated for best short/category romance for 2020. It’s a keeper! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to it in my TBR pile.

Reviewed by Jayne

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

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