This is another excellent book from Donna Alward and it’s going on my 2009 Top 10 list! Using the majestic Rockies as a backdrop, Donna Alward weaves lonely despair and heartbreak together into an emotion-packed story that had me crying on pg 46 no less.
In the past few months, Lucy Farnsworth’s world has been ripped apart upon the death of her mother and she’s been expected to settle half a world away with strangers. The only thing that Lucy finds familiar are the palace horses where she shines in her knowledge. Not knowing what to do with his newfound daughter, the king sends her on a business trip to an Alberta ranch. Lucy wants to hide out and doesn’t tell anyone she’s really a princess. And there, in the stable, Lucy finds the daughter of a familiar horse from when her mother was alive and it threatens to be her undoing.
And who happens to witness the scene but the ranch owner, Brody Hamilton who believes Lucy is not who she seems. He thinks she’s out to sabotage his current set-up although he can’t figure out why. There’s just something...shady...about Ms Farnsworth. Not only that, Brody is physically drawn to the woman even though she reminds him too much of his ex-wife.
It’s just as well Lucy and Brody are trying to act nonchalant towards each other because if they ever did step up to a physical as well as emotional relationship, what would Brody do when he finds out her royal status?
Heat Level: Sensual
My Rating: Excellent - 5 stars (Top 10 list)
2009 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge: 7 books read
Harlequin Imprint: 7, Others: 0