Publisher: Pocket Book
Review Source: Edelweiss Digital Galleys
Reviewed by: Stormi
Princess Menshikov of Oxenburg, Alexandra Romanovin is tired of all the men her Uncle by marriage keeps putting in front of her trying to get her married again. She is only a princess by marriage but her husband of only about a year is dead. She married the first time because it was arranged and she was young, but her second time is going to be on her terms.
Her tutor was from Scotland and always told her wonderful tales of the Scottish country side and of the bold and brawny men. So she is on her way to Scotland to find a husband, and to find true love. It is snowing heavy and they stop at an inn for the night.
James, Earl of Kintore is on his way to a party but the snow is to thick and blinding that he verily makes it to the inn. When he gets there he sees a beautiful lady who because she is dressed in black he mistakes her as being a maid. Some things happen and the princess guard waylays the Earl and knocks him out. When the princess goes to put the Earls pocket watch back the innkeeper thinks she is stilling and the Earl must come to the Princess rescue. Sparks fly right from the very beginning but the Earl is not looking to get married and the Princess wants him for a husband.
I don't believe I have read any books by this author but I really enjoyed this short story and I am most likely to grab her Duchess Diaries series that this is based upon. Princess in Disguise was a fun, sensual short story romance. The only thing I don't like about short stories is that it's hard to review them without giving it all away. So I hope I haven't gave to much away in this review.
I liked Alexandra because she was very outspoken and bold. She knew what she wanted and she went after it. She was tired of the boring suitors her uncle sent to her and this time she wanted more than just a title. She was after passion and love. I felt sorry for her that she had to wear black all the time because they are suppose to say in mourning until they get remarried.
I loved James, he is a handsome and sexy Scottish Earl. I am a great fan of Scotland so I can see why the Princess would have wanted to go to Scotland to find a man. James has a past that haunts him and because of it he is determined to never be happy, to never marry. He feels a great amount of desire and passion for Alexandra but he has no wish to be married.
Though you don't get to know much about Doya the bodyguard I really liked his character and his since of loyalty to his princess. He was a great secondary character.
Now for the cover, it's not that I don't like the pretty yellow dress but the princess wears black throughout the whole story so I would have thought the dress would be black not yellow.
If you are into historical romances then I suggest you give this novella a try and I highly recommend it.