From New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the second novel in an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate on their way to finding true love. This is Princess Mercedes's story....
While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Alden’s coach is set upon and her personal guard killed. Barely escaping with her life, she seeks help at a nearby inn. But with no money and looking little better than a beggar, the townsfolk think her claims of being a princess to be nothing more than a far-fetched tale. Utterly forsaken, Mercedes wonders what is to become of her.
After years of soldiering, dispossessed Laird Daniel MacKinnon is finally coming home. At an inn he is confronted by a bedraggled young woman claiming to be of royal blood. Daniel doesn’t believe her wild tale, but when she asks for his protection, he agrees to serve as her bodyguard - in turn she promises to reward him handsomely once they reach London. But Mercedes is still being pursued by ruthless hunters whose motives remain unclear.
As the danger increases, so does the desire she and Daniel feel for each other, until the two of them must face the greatest danger of all - falling in love.
©2012 Tracy Anne Waren (P)2012 Tantor
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Firstly, Ooops I listened to this book before book 1 but I guess it didn't matter much and shows it could easily be a stand alone listen.
Princess Mercedes gets carriage-jacked and flees to a local Inn where she is rescued by Highland Hunk Daniel and, although he doesn't believe her claims, agrees to escort her to London. A sweet and touching romance grows between them and, as they journey on, several disasters befall them which only goes to strengthen their bonds - that is until they reach London.
Good likeable characters (especially kind and protective Daniel), tender feelings ignite as the romance builds but it's threatened not only by the villains who are hot on their trail....... but by themselves as well.
Worth a credit? Yes, and I'm off to listen to book one.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
The best part of this second book is the plot. Unlike other so many other romance plots where where the woman or the man is certain and other not each trying to figure it out. Both Mercedes and Daniel are in this drama together from the start. Mercedes is pursued all the way from Scotland to London and this is the tale of crime, protection and delight. There is a series of scenes in this novel which are simply feel good scenes done well and give light to the book. Warren does as fantastic job in weaving in descriptions this time. It was a far better job than in the first novel.
I am completely used to Justine Eyre's narration and she turns in another great performance. Warren even sprinkled in a bit of Scottish history. I'm going to read book three next hoping it is as good as this one. I give this one a rousing thumbs up.
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
I loved it. Started a little slow but it was perfectly put together Tracey Ann did a great job and Justine is and has always been one of my favorite narrators. Totally worth any credit or cost I gave it 5 stars. I wanted more for the end but still 2 thumps up. Feisty princess Mercedes and sexy Daniel I don't like telling the story but they went through a lot of ups and downs more ups.
Enjoyed book very much. TAW is always a good read. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
The only voice that was just not quite right was for Daniel MacKinnon. Her Scottish accent and brogue was not good. It was just too unnatural but every other voice was perfectly fine! I normally really like her!
Yes, a little slow at first.
It's different than most Highland books I've heard. No clan wars, No marriages of convenience, No storming castle walls.
A chance meeting between a Scot returning from the war and a Princess becomes a sweet, entertaining love story.
The mystery of WHO wants to kidnap or kill the Princess, and WHY, is not solved until the end of the book.
The narration by Justine Eyre is very well done, you feel as though you are there.
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Justine Eyre is a very good narrator. She made the princess AND the highlander very likeable. Add a nice story line and you have a very good book. I actually got a little weepy.
I purchased this book 3 years ago and really enjoyed it. I was in the mood for a nice romance without any drama to forget my life and get lost in another's creative mind. So I decided to go back and re-listen to this book. I enjoyed it as much if not more the second time around. My only complaint was that the performance for the hero's Scottish accent was poorly done and that's all. This will be one of those books I will listen to again and again in the future as well.
It was a really nice story but it kept saying the same thing, except using different words. It could have been cut by about 100 pages and it would have been a 5 star book for me. Too much filler. I just hate having someone ask an important question then having to listen 15 to 25 pages before that question is ever answered. Too much inner thinking. However, I did like Daniel but if I were the man I wouldn't have been anywhere near as forgiving of Mercedes when they finally reached London. Like Daniel, I would have left and NEVER come back. I was so mad at her I wanted to throw my iPad across the room, but that wasn't happening. LOL.. Also, I do hate reading a book where the heroine has red hair as I'm always letting myself drift into thoughts of Pippy Longstocking or Little Orphan Annie so you can imagine how I felt about Daniel having red hair and musing about Ronald McDonald. No hero should ever have red hair, IMO.Loved seeing Emma, Nick and Ariadne again. Didn't like her father too much but he came around. Hated Lang and, for a bad guy, Smeek wasn't too horrible. And the sex? Wonderful.As to the narration? Ms. Eyre did an absolutely horrible job on Daniel's voice and scottish brogue. I just hated it when he spoke. She was much better in The Princess and the Peer.
My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.
Tracy Anne Warren does not disappoint in this beautiful story of a princess and a highlander. It is full of excitement, suspense and intrigue. It is quirky and humorous, as well as heart stirring and romantic.
Narrator Justine Eyre performs with fair amount of emotion, but cannot perform anything close to a Scottish accent. She is best at narrating English accents and needs to stick to that.
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