Author: Nana Malone
Unlike my conniving brother, I have no designs on the throne. Let better men rule.
But I do have a score to settle.
Everything was going just fine until Ariel is assigned to my protection detail. Little Miss Hates My Ass will ruin everything.
One look at her and I know it’s not over between us. All I have to do is convince her I never forgot her…and not get dead in the process.
If you’ve read any of Ms Malone’s other books in the Winston Isles world, you know that Ariel has a secret romantic past with exiled Prince Tristan. We have almost no details, however. If you haven’t read the other books, don’t worry – this duet is mostly a standalone from the others. (“Mostly” because there are a lot of references to events that happened in past books but they are conversational between characters, not relevant to the current story.)
Prince Tristan is in Barcelona, Spain, playing professional soccer and secretly plotting a return to his home. Someone is trying to kill him, however. He and his actress fiancee Ella think it’s her abusive former manager after her but when the attempts happen when they are not together, and then still at home on the island, it’s evident he is the target. His cousin King Sebastian increases the Royal Guard protection on Tristan, including the Knights led by Ariel. Their unresolved past and feelings that have held on for ten years get in the way, but Ariel resolves to stay away from Tristan as much as possible since he is engaged.
Being book one in a duet, this is half the story. However, I was happy to find that this one doesn’t end on quite the dramatic cliffhanger as the previous two Nana Malone duets I’ve read. I enjoyed meeting Prince Tristan, and loved getting to know Ariel better. She’s been a big figure in the other books but we haven’t gotten to know much about her personally before. I did like catching up with the other guards from past books, too. This is definitely an entertaining read.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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