Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Princess and the Rogue - Book Review

Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn't believe in love―until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess, however, Seb realizes her air of innocence was too good to be true.

Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain 'Anna Brown'. With a dangerous traitor hot on her trail, her best option is to accept Wolff's offer of protection―and accommodation―at his gambling hell. But living in such close quarters, and aiding Wolff in his Bow Street cases, fans the flames of their mutual attraction. If Anya's true identity is revealed, does their romance stand a chance? Could a princess ever marry a rogue?

Book Breakdown

This book starts off with a bang! Anya’s assaulted (not raped) by a countryman that wants to marry her for the money and social standing and tries to kidnap her, but her friend whacks him over the head and they both escape.

They end up staying right next to a brothel, where Ayna decides she wants to teach the workers to read and write. This is where she ends up meeting our hero, Seb. He thinks she’s a worker and tries to get her services, but she refuses and he’s left wondering why she rejected him.

By fate, he finds out she’d working for a family member and is tasked with keeping her safe. Ayna won’t tell him who she is, but he knows she’s lying. Will he be able to keep her safe? How will he react when he discovers her secret?  

Not going to lie, I saw it was an Anastasia retelling, and I had to read it! I LOVED this book! Ayna is such a spitfire and Seb is so honorable and sweet. I loved watching them grow together. 

I loved the plot of this one. Some historical romances have lack luster plots but this was great! It kept things moving and from being boring, but never once took away from the romance.