The Prince’s Bride
by Diane Alberts
Modern Fairytales, #2
Publication Date: June 20, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Indulgence, Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: His Cinderella isn’t looking for a fairy tale…
Alicia Forkes went to a trendy club looking for a way to forget her troubles, and she found that in the arms of the gorgeous man who swept her off of her feet…and into one of the hottest encounters she’d ever had in her life. Awesome sex with a stranger is now something she can check off her bucket list.
Except he isn’t exactly a stranger. He’s the guy who broke her heart when they were teens, an experience she doesn’t plan on repeating.
Prince Leo can’t believe he’s finally found the woman he’s loved for years, and she wants nothing to do with him. When she shows up at his office, she looks anything but princess-like. In fact, she’s cursing him to hell and back. She may not be Cinderella, but he’s determined to prove he’s the prince for her––even if it means letting her go.
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Well-written, engaging, and compelling, The Prince’s Bride is a modern day fairytale story that combines the best of Disney with proven tropes that the category romance genre does best (secret identity, royalty, reunion romance). It is these combined elements that made for a story I couldn’t put down.
I loved the heroine in this one, Alicia Forkes. Not only was she lonely and a little bit lost, she was also a woman very much in need of a wake-up call—in the form of a sexy man intent on sweeping her off her feet. Alicia deserved to find her Prince, and I loved that Leo was that guy for her because not only was he charming, but he also had a good heart and a strong sense of right and wrong.
If you’re looking for a great book with a solid romance between two amazing lead characters, pick up a copy of The Prince’s Bride by Diane Alberts. It was a fun, entertaining read by an author who seriously knows her stuff.
“Just go away.” She pushed the door on his foot again, but he didn’t budge.
“You know what the sad part about that is?” he asked, dropping his voice even lower than before.
She licked her lips. “What?”
“I haven’t seen you naked in a long time—but damn, you have no idea how badly I wish I had. I haven’t able to get you out of my head the last three days.” Reaching through the door, he skimmed his knuckles over her shoulder, next to the strap of her tank top, dipping down her arm gently. “If you’d let me, I’d touch you, caress you, kiss you, taste you. Everywhere. But this time, I’d go slowly. Cherish every inch of you intimately, as I should have the first time we were together, until you’re crying and begging me to make it stop. And I will. Make it stop. I promise.”
She sucked in a breath, cheeks pink, and reared back. “Stop saying those things. Someone will hear you.”
“Then let me in, so I can say them in the privacy of your room. Because I won’t stop.” His heart pounded harder at the need he saw burning inside her. “I will never force myself on you, or coerce you in any way, but you can be damned sure I’ll use every fucking chance I have to let you know how badly I want you. Once wasn’t enough. It will never be enough.”
ABOUT DIANE ALBERTS
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.