Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Princess Wore Plaid (The Oxenburg Princes, #2.5) by Karen Hawkins



Publication Date: March 21, 2015
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Blurb:

Sizzling Scottish romance abounds in this e-novella in the Princes of Oxenburg series, a spinoff to New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s delightful Duchess Diaries series.

A princess once bejeweled but now tattered…

Royal princess Tatiana Romanovin is the beautiful, wealthy, and spoiled favorite of the King of Oxenburg. On her way to her cousin’s wedding in the Scottish highlands, she and her entourage are held up by a gang of ruffians. Frightened, her servants flee, and Tatiana soon finds herself alone in an inn with no servants, no funds, and no proof of her identity. Destitute, she accepts the offer from a sympathetic (but unbelieving) innkeeper to work for her room and board while she waits for an answer to the missive she’s sent to her cousin Prince Nikolai. With no other recourse, Tatiana scrubs floors and dirty linens, waiting for her prince to come…

A proud lord once lost and now found…

After a brutal, bloody battle with the French Navy left Lord Buchan limping and surly, abandoned by his betrothed because of his twisted leg, his lordship hides away at his manor house in the countryside. He leaves only once a week to eat at the local inn, drawn by the expert cooking of the innkeeper’s wife. One day, Buchan arrives to find that the innkeeper has a new servant, a beautiful scullery maid with a queenly air, and flashing green eyes that leave him breathless and increasingly aware of his lonely existence…

Love may find them yet…

The challenge of winning his way into Tatiana’s heavily protected heart stirs Buchan back to life…but can he and his twisted leg—and broken heart—win a proud princess whose only goal is to leave Scotland and return to the court where she’s the crowning jewel?

Review:

The princess wore plaid was a short but very enjoyable read. It was a great way to spend my morning. Now I am very curious about what the author wrote in her two previous novels. I truly felt as if I was reading a stand alone, but I liked the setting of the story and the authors writing. A library is also a part of the story and that made things even better.

The one thing that was on my mind days after finishing the book was Tatiana's confession about not reading the books completely before returning it. Something about that statement stayed with me and it still makes me smile. Our main characters bond over books and other things.

I really liked this novella and I hope I will see Tatiana and Bunchan in a future book. I like the idea of seeing him walk more freely and with less pain. It doesn't happy often, but the idea of the two of them being happy makes me happy too.