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Winning Back the Princess

Lindzee's Royal Secrets, Book 3
Narrated by: Elise Taff
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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A feisty princess with a passion for education. The wealthy philanthropist who dumped her. Can he win back the princess before it’s too late?

Princess Charlotte of Durham has been dumped by the wealthy aristocrat entrepreneur to whom she gave her heart. But that just gives her more time to focus on being an advocate for literacy. When she’s invited to tour a nonprofit school in South Africa and offer her feedback, it’s a dream come true. If only the school wasn’t owned by her ex-boyfriend, Adam. 

Adam Montgomery’s entire life has been dictated by his family’s business empire, right down to whom he should marry. A fling with Charlotte before submitting to his carefully planned future seems harmless enough - until six weeks later, when he needs her help to save the school. If it doesn’t open soon, the local tribes will sue his company for breech of contract. And Adam can’t let that happen. 

With the project falling further behind every day, Adam plays to Charlotte’s passions and begs for her help. But as they work together to race against the clock, he realizes that all he really wants is Charlotte. Can he win back the princess before it’s too late? 

This is a sweet/clean romance novel with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA. Each book in this series can be heard as a stand-alone. 

Listen to all the books in the Royal Secrets Series!

Royal Secrets Series:
- Taming the Prince by Lindzee Armstrong
- Dating the Prince by Lindzee Armstrong
- Winning Back the Princess by Lindzee Armstrong
- Dancing with the Prince by Laura D. Bastian
- Forgetting the Prince by Laura D. Bastian
- Rejecting the Prince by Laura D. Bastian
- Serving the Prince by Lucinda Whitney
- Rescuing the Prince by Lucinda Whitney
- Protecting the Princess by Lucinda Whitney (coming soon!)

No Match for Love Series:
- Miss Match
- Not Your Match
- Mix 'N Match
- Meet Your Match
- Strike a Match
- Mistletoe Match
- Match Me if You Can
- Match Me by Christmas
- Never Say Match
- Match Me Again

Kiss Me Series
- Kiss Me in the Moonlight
- Kiss Me in the Rain
- Kiss Me in a Blizzard (coming soon!)

Chasing Tomorrow Series
- Chasing Someday
- Tomorrow's Lullaby

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Second Chance Romance in South Africa

Winning Back the Princess is a sweet contemporary romance written by Addison Quinn, aka Lindzee Armstrong. The story begins with a princess from an obscure European country pining away for a young man (Adam) who visited her country for 10 days and never called her after he left. As this young man is heir to an upscale hotel chain, gossip wires are reporting that he is now in a relationship with an heiress to a rival hotel chain.

Six weeks later Princess Charlotte, who is passionate about reading and bringing education to poor underprivileged areas, agrees to be the keynote speaker at a conference in South Africa. Despite the conference being held at one of the resorts that Adam’s family owns, Charlotte preservers and soon becomes involved in helping a nonprofit school get off the ground over the opposition of a few villagers determined to vandalize the new school.

While I loved the South African setting of the story, Charlotte’s passion for education, and Adam’s kind heart, there were several parts of the story that were simply unbelievable. The biggest hurdle I couldn’t surmount was the fact that Charlotte was moping around like her soulmate had died — yet she was in a “relationship” with Adam that lasted a mere 10 days (can you even call “dating” someone for 10 days a relationship?). Had this been a second chance at romance story from a prior long term relationship, I could understand the heartbreak that Charlotte emoted from the beginning of the story. Also, Adam seemed too clueless in matters of relationships — especially concerning the scheming machinations of his family friend. Isn’t Adam an educated young man who is being groomed to be a savvy businessman to one day take over the family empire?

Regardless, I still enjoyed listening to Winning Back the Princess, which is narrated by Elise Taff and runs about 6 1/2 hours long.

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A Princess, a Hotel Owner, Africa and suspense!

~Listened to the audiobook this time and I added a star to my original review. After reading/listening to all the books in this series and learning about all the characters in this story and going back and rereading/listening to the books, I'm loving it even more. Knowing the characters a little bit more and what's coming for them, it has been fun catching the little glimpses of foreshadowing for them. Great audiobook if you're an audiobook fan!~

(My original review for the book but it still applies perfectly to my thoughts and feelings after listening to the audiobook!)
I love Princess Charlotte and was so excited to read her story. After one of the previous books in this series and seeing some glimpses of something brewing in the background regarding Charlotte and her trip to Africa to speak at a conference for education, I was waiting with patient anticipation to find out what was happening.

This was a great read. The setting (Africa), the characters (Charlotte and Adam), the struggles (second chance love) and so much more sucked me right in. Unfortunately my reading time was extremely limited due to end of school activities, and summer and pure exhaustion. But I did it! I finally was able to happily read and enjoy the wonderful conclusion of Charlotte and Adam's love story. *happy sigh* Seriously loved it! I love these two! (If you can't already tell!)

If you are a fan of romantic royal stories, I urge you to check out this whole Royal Secrets series. So good! You can read them as stand alones if you want, but they're so enjoyable read in order and getting to know all these characters who have cameos throughout. Definitely worth the time! And the elephants! Can I go play with a baby elephant please? I'll skip the lions though. ;-)

Content: Clean. Some kissing and some very mild innuendos.

Happy Listening!!!

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Heartbreak and second chances

Another great book by Lindsey Armstrong. Such a fun love story all about heartbreak and second (or third) chances! The narrator did a fantastic job with each character!!!

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Charlotte and Adam's second chance

Princess Charlotte and Adam had a 10 day fling that no one, other than her cousin Emma, knew about, so when Charlotte sees pictures of him and Brionna together she can't talk or cry to her brothers or mother about it. Seems like it was more than a fling to Charlotte, which is going to make her stay in Africa slightly uncomfortable, to say the least. Charlotte's the keynote speaker for an education conference which was taking place at Adam's family's hotel. Can we say awkward?

Adam is expected to marry Brionna Cartwright to join their hotel empires, even though he's not attracted to her, and thinks of her as a sister or a cousin. Brionna keeps dropping hints about them working on a project together. Adam's family is building a school for local tribal children to attend, but he's way behind schedule because of various problems. When the person overseeing the project unexpectedly quits Adam begs Charlotte, who's very involved in education, to help so it can be completed and open on schedule.

I liked the characters of Charlotte and Adam, Brionna and Adam's father not so much. I think I liked the part of the book when Brionna was off looking for properties the best because Charlotte and Adam got closer and there was less tension. Brionna was bossy towards Adam, as if she knew everything, and he didn't know how to run a project. Brionna stepped out of her lane quite frequently.

I did get frustrated with Adam when Brionna's dad was in the hospital and he didn't leave once all her brothers arrived. If he had been her fiancee it would've been alright for him to stay, but he'd already told Brionna that he would be there only as her friend. It took Adam too long to realize where he needed to be. Meanwhile Charlotte's in Africa dealing with a major catastrophe all by herself. I didn't blame her for leaving and going back to Durham.

Speaking of Charlotte, I loved that she was a reader and when Adam first met her she was at a charity ball "nestled in a hidden alcove, leaning against the wall" obscured from view by a potted plant reading. I could picture her in an amazing dress hidden away completely absorbed by her book.

Each of these books can be read as a standalone.

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  • Trixie
  • Grifton, NC United States
  • 09-23-19

Winning Back the Princess

I have been looking forward to this book since I finished the one before. And it didn't disappoint. Very good clean romance.

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Fun Story!

This sweet story was just what I needed to listen on my commute! Love and stories, don't forget the travel! Set is Africa at a resort, this is something certainly a bit different than the usual. I love that it is a standalone, and if you miss a book in the series you're not left in the dust to catch up with what was going on.

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Charlotte and Adam’s Story

I enjoyed Princess Charlotte and Adam’s story, but thought maybe there were too many misunderstandings. I got a little frustrated with Adam, but I’m an emotional reader and it was probably my mood. I have enjoyed Lindzee’s Royal Secrets books, and look forward to the next one. Elise Taff did a good job with the narration.

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Princess romance in South Africa

I’m quite familiar with this author and enjoy her writing style. Her books are clean, fun, and conclude with no cliffhangers. This story takes place in South Africa and it is book 7 in the Royal Secrets series.

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

The story is Interesting and captivating. I wish It would have had a better glimpse of their first encounter and romance.

I always enjoy Dual POV because I get a great picture where both main characters are coming from. There were many setbacks and unfortunate events that kept things getting more and complicated.

I always enjoy Lindzee’s books and this was a good clean princess romance.