by Patricia Grasso

June 2003
ISBN: 0-8217-7472-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

To Charm A Prince kept me up until the wee hours of the night. I kept saying only a few more pages, or the next chapter I will put it down and go to sleep. Well the next page and the next chapter turned out to be when I finished the last page and closed the book. This is the first time in a while that I could not put a book down. The attraction between the hero and heroine and the secondary characters were fabulous.

Samantha is at her first ball and meets the man of her dreams or so she thought. She even had her aunts' premonition that it would be true. Well, Prince Rudolf never shows up again until 6 months later and on the day her marriage to another man is to be announced. Not that she loves this other man; it is a marriage of nothing more than convenience since she doesn't think she will ever marry due to her limp. The man is trying to right a wrong that his family did to her family ten years ago.

Prince Rudolf is a Russian Prince that has more than just his good looks going for him. He is charming, but he has a secret or two that could destroy him and a few others as well. Even though he likes Samantha and has feelings for her, he will not marry again. His first marriage left him with a bitter taste in his mouth.

To Charm A Prince has a lot going on in the story, the things that happen to the Prince and Samantha are intriguing to see and only brings them closer together. There is a threat to the Prince that Samantha is caught up in as well. The threat causes a chain of events that had me turning the pages. Samantha gave as good as she got from Prince Rudolf, even when she was not in a position to do anything she still succeeded in doing what she had to do. To bring her peace of mind and find out what she really wanted to do.

To Charm A Prince is the third book in a series and even though I have not read the previous books this one can stand-alone, as I didn't feel like I was missing anything from the prior tales. I loved the secondary characters in the book; they each brought their own uniqueness to the story.

Ms. Grasso wrote a beautiful story full of hopes and dreams that take a special someone to bring them all about and that love can be found even when you don't want it. This is my first book by Ms. Grasso and will definitely not be the last. I can't wait to read about Victoria, Samantha's youngest sister; her story is coming sometime next year.

Reviewed in July 2003 by Pam.

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