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Publisher's Summary

Ruth Cardello, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Up for Heir, turns a fairy-tale romance into a sizzling bedtime story.

Rachelle Westerly needs a break. After years of acting as the family peacekeeper, she’s finally ready to take a step back. Her movie-star brother has offered her the perfect escape. But on the very first day of her vacation, she steps onto a red carpet and straight into the arms of a real-life prince - and the promise of just the kind of flash and fortune that tore her own family apart.

As the soon-to-be leader of Vandorra, Prince Magnus de Bartelebon always gets what he wants - and the regal bad boy wants the sweet American schoolteacher. Although he should be announcing his engagement of convenience to a neighboring princess, Rachelle is the one he desires in his bed and by his side.

While the drop-dead gorgeous Magnus might be almost everything she craves, Rachelle can’t help but think that falling for him would be a royal mistake. He may be ruling a kingdom one day, but she’s in charge of her heart. And he’ll have to win it with more than a lap of luxury - as inviting as it is.

©2018 Ruth Cardello (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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I missed the family drama

I liked this one but I think that it was the weakest book in the series for me. I don't usually look for royal romances and I am not really sure if I am a fan of the trope or not. I like the idea of a royal romance but I can't really think of any that I was excited to read either. I wanted to read this book because I really enjoyed the first two books from the series and wanted to see what would happen to the other members of the Westerly family. I was never completely hooked by this story but I did find it to be a decent listen.

I must say that I missed the family drama from the first two books. This book takes Rachelle overseas to be with her brother, Eric, who has been largely absent from the series. Many of the characters that I loved from the first two books were not even in the country for this one. Rachelle wasn't my favorite from the earlier books in the series so I really missed seeing the rest of the group.

I can't say that I really liked Magnus. I can see that he had some good qualities but I was never completely won over by him. I did like seeing Rachelle and Eric grow a bit closer and I thought that the charity work that the characters were involved in was quite touching.

I am glad that I listened to this book. Teri Clark Linden did a great job with the narration handling a large cast of characters with ease. She added a lot of excitement to the story. I think that readers who are fans of royal romances might like this one a bit more than I did.

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Story is ten stars

I loved every word! It has interesting characters that will charm and entertain you with every page. A handsome prince and an heiress find each other in spite of their titles. Family loyalty, love of country, and an inane sense caring will give them an HEA to be envied. Narrator is not great but the story is enhanced by the narration. Even with this narrator, I would still buy it again.

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Royal heir

Very good. I have read 4 of her books. I think they are all good..

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Sometimes left me confused...

I somewhat enjoyed the story, but there was a lot that was confusing. Rachelle alternated between refusing and giving in all too quickly. She was telling Magnus no but he was taking what he wanted anyway. Although I'm not sure if it was the story or the narrator that was giving me that feeling with her intonation.

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Royal Heir.... better than 5 Stars

Ruth Cardello once again hasn’t disappointed me!! I couldn’t put this book down. I highly encourage you to read this book. It has twist and turns, family, love and a beautiful ending. Can’t wait for another one of her books to come out.

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Great book<br />

I love to quilt as much as I love to read. Now I can do both. YES

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Awesome!

absolutely LOVED the book! it was amazing! The only complaint I have isn't towards the book at all, but to the Narrator. She sounds almost robotic so it kept throwing me off. I couldn't LIVE in the story because it didn't sound...... personal? I'm sorry. I dont know how else to word it. I just know that because of the robotic like pauses in between words, the story couldn't sweep me away...

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I totally enjoy this series!

I can imagine this happening in real life, we’ll a real life if you have an actor brother and a single prince on a red carpet. It was a very positive story, with some sex thrown in and great, strong characters. Narration was very well done as well.

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Nice Addition to Series

This was a good addition to the series. There wasn't too much angst or low self esteem in it. The part I didn't care for was with the two main characters going back and forth between wanting each other and mistrusting each other. One minute she wanted him, the next she was pushing him away saying no,no, no. That's just a stupid part of romance novels. Otherwise, I enjoyed listening to the story. There was humor sprinkled throughout the story. You get a hint of what's to come with Eric's story.

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❤️

I loved this book (swoon) what’s not to love about a handsome prince and a strong woman. This was a great read and even better audio. I love the Westerly clan. I look forward to hearing more of Magnus and Rachelle.

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  • 08-25-18

Beautiful

This story was amazing. I really enjoyed it.
The narrator is fantastic with her making different sounds for most people in this story. I really recommend this set of books.