When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it’s time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom, and marry the man her brother has chosen for her…a stranger she has never met. Instead she does what any self-respecting princess would do—she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever…Princess Emmaline of Rosewald, wants just one week of freedom, before her brother announces her engagement to a much older man. She wants to experience London the way a regular person can and not as a princess with all the ceremony. On her first day as a free woman she meets Dominic Gregory, Earl of Lyndhurst, who helps her out. Nick, is a former naval captain, who is a reluctant earl. He rather be out on his boat, but he's responsible to a fault and he tries to help anyone in need. They develop a friendship of sorts, and soon those feeling deepen as well as the attraction between them. Emma knows that she needs to put a stop to those feelings, she is resolved to keep her promise to her brother even if she has to hurt the man she loves.
Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence—until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she’s an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity.
Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more—this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he’s determined to make this princess his bride…
I wasn't expecting much. Just a sweet love story. And that's exactly what I got, a sweet love story, but with a lot of steam. Which I thoroughly enjoyed!
The Princess and the Peer by Tracy Anne Warren (4/5) Historical Romance; Published: Signet (4/2012); Series: # 1, The Princess Brides; Library; Books 2013 (14);