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Publisher's Summary

Her father is The King of England.  

She is The Controversial Princess.  

Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors - lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King's demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline's determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.  

That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defenses overwhelms her - his touch is pure fire and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she's otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he's not actual royalty, and Adeline knows The King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.  

But Josh Jameson becomes the princess's ultimate vice.  

And although she bows to no one, she bows to him. 

©2018 Jodi Ellen Malpas (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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NOT A HEA!

This sucked because it does not have a happy ending! This should have been disclosed!

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This was just an okay book for me

I chose this book because of the author.
I'm always on the lookout for new books written by her . However, the beginning of this book was a serious turn off mostly because I'm not into the bow before me or the kneeling and whipping and all of that especially as the prelude to a relationship.
The rest of the story worked out. The drama at the end, the unexpected news of paternity in the royal family, etc. these help to build the story even though the most interesting parts were at the end.
I continued reading because I've always liked her previous books especially the 'This Man' series .
This book will not be on my read/listen again list But I look forward to the next book in the series.

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Blown. Away.

Blown. Away. This book me on a foray into the royal family. The conforming older brother, the fun middle brother who is a military man, and the seemingly spoiled princess.

We don’t see much of John but he’s the heir and does all the right things.

Eddie is fun and spirited but aware of his responsibility as the “spare” to the throne.

Adeline is the youngest and “spare to the spare”. She’s resentful of being a royal. She’s lost herself in the expectations of her birthright. She’s a princess first and a woman second. She’s suffocating and rebelling.

And then she meets him. He both thrills and excites her. He’s forbidden (on many levels!!). But he sees her and she can be herself with him, something she’s not sure she’s ever been. Secrecy and excitement. At the same time fear of discovery. And the ever present weight of expectations are enough to crush them.

The story builds and becomes more intense. It comes to a crescendo and then everything you thought you knew (or surmised) is blown to bits. Trying to make sense of it does no good. Read it again. Let it settle. Then count the days until August 7th, because there’s more! More smoke and mirrors.

Blown. Away. Absolutely magnificent!

Part way through I abandoned the audio as it seemed to move so slowly and I wanted to read faster.

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Great

Reminds me of the show “The Royals.” I love the characters in this one. Eagerly awaiting the sequel.

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Enjoyable

I thought I could figure out the ending but there were a few surprises. Will be waiting for book 2.

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Another winner!

What a wonderful sad story of unattainable love. My heart hurts for those who can't be in love!

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wow, just wow

I am so head over heels in love with this story. The romance is fantastic and keeps you engaged and hanging on every word. I just love it.

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Jesus H Roosevelt Christ <br />

Please don't take too long with the other book and please let her be pregnant for Josh

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  • Jane Bryder
  • 06-17-18

Amazing Book

Jodi Ellen Malpas you are amazing author..this story is just amazing, I was hooked..now can not wait till book 2 comes out. I made sure that I preorded the book! Thank you for taking me away from this crazy world we all live in!!!!
I recommend this book to all to read...just amazing book!

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  • Mrs
  • 06-04-18

Royal intrigue

Thank you to Jodie Ellen Malpas for another gripping story.

The book has it all a love story with twists and turns, politics of a family living by strict rules a Princess who doesn’t want to live by those rules. Ends with a cliff hanger string it up for the next book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-30-18

Addictive

This was so addictive I could not turn this audiobook off and stayed up really late listening to it. Can’t wait for part two. It’s impossible to beat This Man however this book was still really great.

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  • Yvonne
  • 05-26-18

Firm five star rating

Listening to a book on audio it’s so important to have the correct narrator and. Admit I was concerned about Anda as there are no other books could find on audible but I didn’t have to worry she epitomises Princess Adeline superbly , great choice 😀
I was also a little sceptical about the topic but again was more than pleasantly surprised , she comes over as a warm character for me not a spoilt brat ..... and of course Josh mmmm mmmm ❤️😀 I particularly like the mention of the Duke of Sussex , especially considering the announcement of the name las weekend ,
In all this book has scored a massive hit for me and I look forward to the sequel, it’s also the type that I can reread and my go to listen when in a book funk ....
this definitely sees Jodi back to her best as there a couple of releases that I was disappointed with which I know for sure was partly due to the narrator

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  • Kaye
  • 05-24-18

Wow!

Again JEM has done it......a great story with great characters. Adaline and Josh’s relationship is exciting, loving, raunchy with twists and turns at every corner. Such a great book can’t wait for the conclusion in book 2!