Princess in Disguise (The Duchess Diaries, #1.5)I thought this was a cute, sweet and fun little romance.

Everything happens very quickly, but as it’s a novella, I was okay with that.

So this one opens up as a Princess from a small area near Austria is traveling through Scotland. She’s widowed, but her uncle, the king, wants her remarried. Alexandra is unimpressed with the nobles she’s had paraded through for her. In fact, Alexandra’s secretly been in love with the idea of Scotland forever. One of her tutors was a Scot, so she’s secretly looking for a husband while she’s in Scotland.

And one by one, her plan seems to fall right into place.

And then we meet the hero.

I loved his first scene. The man is completely drunk and trying to stay on his horse. That made me laugh, because how often do we have a hero who’s not only a drunk, but also likeable? It was fun and funny.

Kintare is trying to avoid feeling any pain, and well, he’s trying not to feel anything at all, to be honest. He lost someone he loved once, and not only blamed himself, but refused to let anyone close so he would never feel the pain of them leaving him. It’s a sorry state he’s in, but then he gets snowed in with Alexandra.

This was a fun and steamy novella, and you definitely have to suspend belief to a certain extent, but I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

***ARC courtesy of edelweiss and Pocket Star

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