by Jill Monroe
Published by Harlequin
pub Date: September 2011
**received from Harlequin via NetGalley for review
Summary: Princess Breena had been dreaming of her warrior lover when she was ripped from her Elden castle and thrown into a strange, dangerous realm. Lost and alone, she prayed for survival and vengeance for her stolen kingdom. She found both in a woodland cottage…in a dark bear of a man.
The golden-haired beauty had eaten his food and slept in his bed when Osborn found her. Though he wanted to awaken his virgin princess to carnal pleasures, Breena wanted more—including his warrior skills. Skills the once-legendary mercenary had long buried. Now Osborn had a choice—risk his life or deny his princess her fairy-tale ending.My Thoughts: This is the first time I've read anything by this author and mus say I really enjoyed it. This is the second installment from the Royal House of Shadows, written by four different authors.
I felt this story had more flow and fit better into the shorter format. It could be because not as much of the back story and world building had to be done int this book since it was done in the first.
The characters were interesting and really grabbed you right from the start. I loved how Breena was both a strong woman while also being unsure and naive about things that fell outside of her "princess" training. Osborn was a great match even when he was trying to push her away you could feel that he didn't really want her to go. You wanted these two to work out.
I'm looking forward to seeing how they start bringing the siblings together to defeat the Blood Sorcerer while still doing the individual stories of the last two brothers. On to Lord of the Wolfyn.