by Victoria Alexander

November 2001
ISBN: 0-380-81821-3
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Mass Market Paperback

When Jocelyn Shelton was very young, she dreamed of one day marrying a prince, and in doing so would ensure that her family was safe and well fed. When circumstances allow her a season in London, she jumps at the chance to find her prince and living happily ever after. But her rendezvous with royalty, takes a strange turn, and Jocelyn is pulled into a situation deep in intrigue and politics. Missing a bullet intended to keep her Ďquietí, she is rescued by Rand, Viscount Beaumont.

Rand, has noticed Jocelyn and admired her from afar, but when he sees that sheís in danger, he immediately reacts, and saves her from would-be assassinís who have been assigned to kill his cousin Prince Alexi Pruzunsky. When Jocelyn agrees to meet Prince Alexi, with the understanding that he was going to propose marriage, Rand follows her to the rendezvous destination in case there is trouble. And trouble he finds, for when he rescues her from a thrown knife, he canít help but take her into his arms and in kissing her, make her forget that she came close to death. But in doing this one small thing, he also loses his heart, and knows that from now on, he will be with her every minute of every day, until these men are caught.

So starts the adventure of a lifetime for Jocelyn and Rand. Jocelynís adventure in that she keeps searching for her prince, and Randís in accepting that he is prince, and to accept that fact and learns to live with the responsibility. Rand and Jocelyn both go through some very tense moments both physically and emotionally, but eventually find that their true love is found in each otherís arms.

I loved this book. It was fun and fast paced. And the romance scenes werenít too bad either! LOL Victoria Alexander writes with wit and passion. All of her stories are a joy to read!

Reviewed in April 2002 by Debbie.

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