Review: A Christmas Vow of Seduction by Maisey Yates
In Maisey Yates’ A Christmas Vow of Seduction, Prince Andres of Petras must use every seductive skill in his arsenal to convince Princess Zara to marry him by Christmas, but to keep her as his wife for good, he’ll have to overcome his inability to trust and her inability to do as she’s told first…
A Christmas Vow of Seduction
Print Release Date: 10/20/15
*Available 11/01/15 in E-book*
Publisher: Harlequin | Imprint: Harlequin Presents
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Princes of Petras
A Christmas present for the man who has everything…
With one band of gold Prince Andres of Petras can erase his past albeit pleasurable sins. But his prospective bride is untamable Princess Zara, so the playboy prince must seduce her into compliance and crown her by Christmas!
The wayward princess of Tirimia has spent years hiding her untouched heart, and her convenient husband-to-be seems determined to keep it that way. Yet his caresses promise a sensual awakening that’s impossible to resist. But once Zara’s given him her hand and her body, it won’t be long before he has her heart
A passionate read for Christmas nights!
*E-ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
If you’re a long time follower of this blog, you’re likely already aware that I’m a huge Maisey Yates fan. So you likely also know that I adore her gift of characterization and her talent for storytelling, mostly because I love the raw intensity of her characters and the emotional depth that comes with her stories. Not only do her story people always seem so hauntingly real, but they always, always pull me in and make me fall in love on a whole different level. Each and every time. That is once more the case with A Christmas Vow of Seduction.
In A Christmas Vow of Seduction, Prince Andres has been ordered by his King—the brother to which he owes a debt–to marry Princess Zara, a woman who has spent her life hiding from those who destroyed her family and now seek to use her as a bargaining chip in dealings with the King of Petras. But the Princess is uninterested in marriage to Prince Andres and thanks to her exile of safety, she’s now unaccustomed to the royal way of life and must learn how to do things all over again. This sets up a pretty excellent dynamic between two equally passionate people.
Princess Zara has been given a shit lot in life and now she’s being forced to marry a man she barely knows to survive. She’s angry about that, and rightly so. But her anger makes her a force to be reckoned with in regards to her interactions with the hero, who doesn’t quite know what to do with or make of her at first.
I really loved this story. That’s not always the case with marriage of convenience stories, but Maisey Yates has the gift of taking a classic romance trope and making it seem fresh and new, and always with an unbelievably memorable and unique hero and heroine. She always manages to draw me in and keep me entertained with her tales of broken men and the women who learn how to heal them. That’s the case in this book, too, though with the added bonus that the heroine must also learn how to heal herself, too.
If you love marriage of convenience stories with troubled alpha males and spirited, feisty heroines who give as good as they get, I recommend reading A Christmas Vow of Seduction by Maisey Yates. These two characters are perfect for one another and there is so much conflict and mistrust between them it makes for a truly compelling and unforgettable read.
About Maisey Yates
USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.
In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.