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
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.
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.
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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.
not the worst! but as far as story, plot, characters is ok... The Hero is worth the listen... heroine chould of had more depth...
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 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.
I usually love Tracy Anne Warren but this book fell well below the quality of her "Trap" series. It has a totally cliche "princess in danger of highwaymen" storyline with a gruff rescuer who the naive princess marries, her disapproving family who tries to force a divorce, the princess almost dying before her family accepts the marriage, then after they do the gruff rescuer miraculously becomes rich, and the princess becomes pregnant. Save yourself the money - there's nothing original here.
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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