The Prince and I
Book 2, The Oxenburg Princes
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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.
The best Robin Hood ever!
Karen Hawkins newest book, The Prince and I, continues her Princes of Oxenburg series which are fun reimaginings of classic fairytales. The Prince and I is a fun take on the Robin Hood fairytale but in this version Robin is actually Lady Murian. With her trademark humor and fast-paced dialogue, Hawkins brings to life a wonderful twist on “Robin” and his band of merry widows. Max is everything a reader could want in general-prince while Murian is the epitome of the strong, smart heroine that readers respond well to. Tata Natasha is, of course, up to her usual shenanigans adding some wonderfully funny moments. This is my favorite of the Princes books so far and I am eagerly anticipating the next!
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly this is now my favorite book. Tata Natasha is back and is up to more mischief. She wagered one of their national treasures in a card game and lost it. She did not share this information with Max as he is accompanying her to try to get it back from the Earl of Loudan. Before they get there, they are robbed by brigands. When Max hunts down the brigands, he finds out that they are not what they seem. Max finds a little village of people led by the "Robin Hood" that held them up. The more time Max spends with Murian, he realizes that he wants the kind of life he thinks he can't have. This book is lively and entertaining. Loved it!
A Tale of Two Goats (after a fashion)
The Prince and I is, quite possibly, the best book Hawkins has written to date, full of a rich cast of characters, evil villains, tender love all wrapped up with a perfect fairy tale bow on top. The story is fresh and unique with a fast pace, starting with our errant heroine Lady Murian robbing Prince Max and the Grand Duchess Natasha's coach. You will fall in love, not only with Max and Murian, but also with the background characters, from a group of lively Scots to the errant Gypsy Queen. Tata Natasha is back and more lively than ever. As usual, she quite nearly steals the show. She throws herself into the midst of all the intrigue with her honey and vinegar personality. Although this is a new and fresh story, based on the legends of Robin Hood, it will feel like coming home as you read the sweetness and hilarity of this heartwarming tale of love, justice and happily ever after. And goats. We can't forget the goats.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Aug 25, 2015
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The Oxenburg Princes