Deciding they’d procrastinated enough, Nicolas swung her into his arms and carried her to the door. When he put her down, he claimed another lingering kiss before turning his attention on the sturdy door. “I need something to pick this with.”
“Maybe in the Land Rover?” she suggested.
His gaze returned to her. “I’ll be back. Don’t go anywhere.”
Her heart leapt at the vulnerability in his eyes, in his voice, as if he was in no way certain that she wouldn’t disappear the second he turned his back.
“I won’t,” she assured him, at once aware of just how badly her leaving had effected him. Of course it had, she just hadn’t given it proper thought. He radiated such power, authority and confidence, it was impossible to imagine anything existed that he could not defeat. But he’d slipped down to the corner shop one morning and returned to find her gone. Not only gone, but dead. That would shake the foundations of a mountain.
This novel was a contemporary romance set over the last four years.
Nicolas was in love. In love with a beautiful young girl named Catherine, he called his cucciola, or little one. She was as much in love with him as he was with her. But then she gets some news that changes everything.
She runs away from Nicolas because she has to, not because she wants to. Yet, there seemed to be no other alternative. He sees her get on a boat which ended up exploding. He was sure that she was dead.
Four years later, Catherine’s mother is very ill and the only one who might be able to help her (because no other doctor has been able to) is Nicolas. He is a medical researcher and is summoned to help. What he doesn’t know is that Catherine is a princess and that she lives in a castle. What he also didn’t know is that Catherine is still very much alive.
Catherine received some very terrible news concerning the deaths of her brothers. Upon hearing the news, she knew what she had to do. She had to runaway back to her Princess life, never to look back. But when they see each other again, old feelings are remembered and rekindled…even if they didn’t see eye-to-eye.
Nicolas figures out that Catherine’s mother, the Queen, has been poisoned. Now they just have to figure out who/what is poisoning the Queen, but it seems they can never agree on anything.
Was the Queen poisoned and why would someone wish to do that to her? Can Nicolas and Catherine ever be able to get along long enough to see to her mother’s health? Will their meeting ever bring about the love they both crave? You’ll have to read this one to find out.
And, it seemed they were constantly fighting about something…differing opinions about what was best for the kingdom, the people and for themselves. Yet, when they worked together, they were a great team.
I liked this book…and I didn’t. I loved the storyline–but…well, there were things about the book that I really didn’t like. The names, for instance, of some of the characters. All the names of secondary characters all had these weird “fantasy-type” names…Gascon was the bodyguard of the princess, Claustaud was the cook, Serge the butler-type guy…Erling her secretary of sorts…Joannal, Servuis, Changelle–I just didn’t like any of these names, especially when the rest of the characters (Nicolas, Catherine and Helene (the Queen)) were normal type names. Not that it took away from the story, as a personal preference, I didn’t care for them.
Also, there were some editing problems with the story…missing words and misspelled words, like the word in the entry at the top. I think the author should have written ‘affected’, not ‘effected’. It did distract me away from the story.
All in all, this was a good story. Tons of sexual tension (which I like) and a pretty good storyline. I would just change the names of those characters to names people can pronounce and get some better editing.
I give this book 4 stars because I did like it.