Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Prince and I - Karen Hawkins

Gregori Romanovin, Oxenburg's warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a ball deep in the Scottish Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians. Led by a man dubbed the Scottish Robin Hood, battle-savvy Gregori senses that something's amiss - that 'he' is really a 'she'.

Lady Murian is a young, beautiful widow seeking revenge against the powerful earl who murdered her husband and stole his birthright. Living in the woods, she and her banished band of men rob wealthy nobles visiting the evil earl.

But when Murian ambushes the Prince's golden coach, she gets far more than she bargained for. And she's left fearing that he is the real thief...of her heart. 

My thoughts:
I have never read one of XoXos free reads, and now I did, and was all omg why did I not do this before! Arghhh, the books I have missed that have been free!

I have read, like 2 novellas in this series, but I do think this is the first full-length book. And yes it's part of a series, and no I did not read in order. But this is historical romance, a man meets a woman, they fall in love, in lust and live happily ever after. I do not need to see his brother fall in love to follow along with that. Which means, yes it works as a stand-alone, never read a HR that did not.

Murian is a widow after an ass of a Lord killed her husband and stole her castle. Now she robs people.

Max is a general and prince of his country, and he is bringing his grandma to the ass of a lord for some reason he does not understand.

They fall in love, they do it, there is drama with the ass of a lord, and they live happily ever after.

Conclusion:
The next book sounds fun too.

Cover
Good.

Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 25th 2015 by Pocket Books
The Oxenburg Princes #2
Historical romance
XOXO free read

42 comments:

Mystica said...

I'd love to read this fun, light hearted book.

Yvonne said...

That's great when a book can be read as a standalone. These days almost everything is part of a series that need to be read in order.

Chris said...

*waves wildly*

Joyousreads said...

How do they meet? Curious about this one now!

Jenny said...

Sounds like a winner of a historical romance to me!

LilyElement said...

Yay!! Glad you were able to enjoy it via XOXO <333

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I am glad this freebie was a win. I got stung a few times to many with freebies so I am leery.

Blodeuedd said...

It was fun for sure :) Still free on XoXo ;)

Blodeuedd said...

So true, I am not a fan of it really

Blodeuedd said...

Hiiii!

Blodeuedd said...

She robs him

Lekeisha said...

LOL! Well that sums it up. I've never read one of their free reads either even though I subscribe to their newsletter for ebook deals. I'll have to keep an eye out for the next one.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

This looks good and something I would enjoy. I haven't used their free books before b/c I hate reading on my comp. Wish I could download it to my ebook reader.

Unknown said...

XOXO Free reads are awesome! It's great that they do the free time longer now, before you only have 24 hours! There were a couple of times that I had to wake up super early just to catch the freebie and finish on time

Anonymous said...

Not really my type of book, but can't go wrong with a free read! I just had to look up XOXO Free Reads now!

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I wish they were easy to do in kindle. This one does look fun :D I just love the cover!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

LOL, your recap sentence at the end cracked me up!

Lover Of Romance said...

oh I LOVED this book!!! Karen Hawkins has done great with these prince brothers. Hope you read the other books and love them like this one. Wasn't the humor great? I loved the banter these two have. Cracked me up.

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

Haha - the lord is an ass.

HRBennett87 said...

I like the concept. Horrible brigand = Lady in Hiding. Although I'd like the concept better if she was just a badass without feeling the need for disguise. 8D

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Kathryn T said...

Oh sounds fun, love the idea of a lady robber!

Blodeuedd said...

Me too

Blodeuedd said...

Well it's not really one of those freebies, it is free for a month on the publisher's page and only there

Blodeuedd said...

I think I have to check back once a week to see what is new. And only read what I reeeeally want to try

Blodeuedd said...

I know! That is mostly why I have not tried it before, but I put a short cut on my tablet, and they do have so that when you come back it remembers where you ended it. And I do not have eink on my reader either so *shrug*

Blodeuedd said...

What? That was short! Sure I could have made it, but it would have had to be a weekend

Blodeuedd said...

They have UF too ;)

Blodeuedd said...

I get why they are only available on the page but stil

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Blodeuedd said...

They are fun :D I so wish I had gone for that last one on NG, sounded superfun

Blodeuedd said...

Such an ass

Blodeuedd said...

LOL, that would be fun, but now Ass Lord does not know it is her and he would really want her head on a platter if

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Love your description :)

Karen said...

Bahaha - funny review

Karen @For What It's Worth

Blodeuedd said...

Me too :)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Carole Rae said...

I need a good romance!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Linda said...

Sounds cute!

Blodeuedd said...

It was

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