Friday, August 12, 2011

TAKEN BY THE PRINCE by Christina Dodd

Publisher: Signet Select
Date published: April 5th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-451-41304-8
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained ARC from Publisher

Victoria Cardiff thinks England is the world’s most civilized country when Saber Lawrence turns her world upside down. Saber Lawrence and Victoria have a secret past, one fraught with stolen kisses and passion. Victoria is determined to never give into her passions again. Saber is equally determined to make certain Victoria never tells anyone about his secret past so he kidnaps her. Saber uses persuasion and passion to ensure Victoria’s silence yet what happens when the rake gets snared in his own passion?

TAKEN BY THE PRINCE is a wonderful, twist filled story by the superb Christina Dodd. Take a secret prince, add in a reserved governess, a few sparks between the two and stir. What you have is TAKEN BY THE PRINCE. Ms. Dodd delivers a wild, passion filled ride from start to finish in her latest historical release. The writing is tight, characters multi-dimensional and there are a few twists I didn’t see coming. Ms. Dodd is a wonderful author who delivers a story full of passion, desire and a rich setting to ensnare the reader within moments of opening the book.

In TAKEN BY THE PRINCE, we meet reserved Victoria Cardiff, who had a brief encounter with the mysterious Saber Lawrence which left her determined to never succumb to his charms again. A chance meeting with Saber years later leaves Victoria reeling…and kidnapped by the rogue himself. Saber Lawrence is determined to make sure Victoria keeps quiet about his past and he will do anything to ensure that it stays a secret…even seduce the prim and proper Victoria. These two struck sparks the moment the reader meets them. I loved how the author delivers two strong main characters with vulnerabilities to fall in love with. They were well written and full of complex emotions that left me eager to read more about them. The romance between Saber and Victoria was, at times, sweet and tender and then turn oh so hot it could melt the polar ice cap. There were a few secondary characters that had me intrigued and I am hoping Ms. Dodd comes back to them in the future.

TAKEN BY THE PRINCE is a wonder, passion filled story of two people who find they are perfect for one another…if they could believe in their hearts that is. Ms. Dodd is one of my favorite author’s-be it her paranormal stories or her historical ones. Each time you open one of this author’s stories, you are guaranteed a wild adventure full of romance and happy endings. I look forward to Ms. Dodd’s next historical romance story with eager anticipation and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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