Expected Release Date: May 13, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Select
Author’s Website: http://robyngrady.com/
My Source for This Book: Gift from the publisher
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Idol Series
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: Obnoxiously Clumsy Heroine
Favorite Tropes: Class Barrier
After college graduation, Helene Masters is excited to land a job in a picturesque Aegean kingdom. Tasked with sprucing up the Prince’s villa, she inadvertently finds herself trapped on the island with the sexiest man alive. Of course she has to fall for a man who is destined to only marry royalty.
Darius Vasily, Prince of Teirenias, can’t figure out what pretty, but accident-prone, Helene is doing at his private estate. After dousing him in paint, she disappears inside the secret cave holding the royal family treasure—a fertility statue, but a cave-in traps them both. Now Darius has to figure out how to save them before he kills her for getting them into this mess in the first place—or gives into their amazing chemistry.
What Worked For Me:
- I loved the mythology of the goddess statue, and how it played into the history of Teirenias, and I especially loved its secret.
- I also enjoyed the letters that Helene found, and how they gave a bit of a flashback tale outside of Helene and Darius’ story.
- The steam between Helene and Darius was delicious, and I loved the rather forbidden nature of their relationship.
- I also enjoyed the dramatic twist to the story (which I can’t really elaborate on as it’s a spoiler).
What Didn’t Work For Me:
- Good heavens Helene was so clumsy I’m surprised that she was allowed in public. It bordered on comical, which I’m not sure was the intention.
Full of action and steam, the plot was a bit overly dramatic at times, but that’s exactly the sort of thing that I was seeking out when I picked this one up.
While I did find myself flabbergasted at Helene’s extraordinary clumsiness, and the plot progressed along a very obvious path, I still enjoyed Helene and Darius’ unconventional courtship, especially the lovely chemistry and the seeming impossibility of their relationship going any further than the island due to Darius’ princely status.
Overall, this was a very light, easy read, and perfect for summertime.
About the Author
Robyn Grady was first published with Harlequin (Silhouette, New York in 2007 and Mills and Boon, London in 2008). Her books feature regularly on bestsellers lists and at award ceremonies, including The National Readers Choice, The Booksellers Best, Cataromance Reviewers Choice and Australia’s prestigious Romantic Book of the Year.
Recently, she signed a three book deal with Entangled Publishing for her IDOL contemporary romance series.
Robyn lives on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast with her real life hero husband and three daughters. When she can be dragged away from tapping out her next story, Robyn visits the beach or the theatre. These days she’d rather keep fit reliving her youth and shaking it to Just Dance than pretending to jog
Robyn believes writing romance is the best job on the planet and she loves to hear from her readers.
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