Name of the book : A Princess by Christmas
Name of the Author : Jennifer Faye
Publisher : Harlequin
No. of pages: 256 pages
She is Reese Harding. A beautiful, practical and caring person. She comes with a baggage of abandonment issues which leaves her not wanting to open her heart to anyone. But even in her toughest moment she was not ready for the Prince who barged into her life.
He is Prince Alexandro Castanovo. A man bound by duties towards his state and family. He cannot afford to fall in love. Duty towards his state is what has bound his heart from loving anyone. For ultimately he has to love someone whom his father approves of.
The Love Story....
But falling in love does not have any rule. While Alex is bound by his family traditions and duties, Reese is a victim of her past. Both are not ready to break the shackles yet are pulled towards each other.
Lets say at this point of my life I need a book of this calibre. Its a joy to read a book in which the characters are well etched, portrayed well and written impeccably.
Another thing which I really loved about Jennifer Faye's stories is her portrayal of her male protagonists. They are humans. Not superhuman or alpha or beta. Even being a Prince, Alex had his own share of normal human traits. One of them being vulnerability.
“For just a bit, he’d be plain old Alex. A regular citizen. A mere tourist. Something he’d never been in his whole life.”
For all the lovers of Romance, this book is a must. It will make you want to swoon over Alex and cheer for Reese. The best part was how Reese goes about teaching Alex what love is all about. It was really cute. Alex on the other hand came out to be a very sensitive guy. His buying of the small Christmas tree proved that. That was one of my favorite scenes.
Will I recommend this book ? Definitely.