Her Royal Masquerade Review
Time is running out for Prince Vittorio. His father’s health is failing and he must find a royal bride. Fast. He’s never forgotten his glimpse of a beautiful Scandinavian princess and lures her to his Mediterranean country with an invitation to his father’s birthday ball. He’d planned to propose a marriage agreement as cold as her icy reputation, but then he discovers she's as colorful and warm as a summer sunset. The heat between them flares red-hot and when she allows him to seduce her, Vittorio sees his future unfolding just as he had planned. But what he doesn’t know is that the woman in his bed is not a princess at all.
The last thing schoolteacher Mia Holmberg expects when she masquerades as her royal cousin is to be swept off her feet by a charming prince. The incredible night in Vittorio’s arms is like a fairy tale come true, but she’d never want the life of a real princess, with all its pomp and politics. Knowing they can never have a future together, she slips out of his bed and back to reality, where she belongs.
But Vittorio discovers the deception and kidnaps Mia back to his palace, demanding she be his mistress until the real princess appears. Despite her attempts to stay aloof, Mia soon learns there’s more to the prince than arrogance and attitude, but now she’s in danger of falling in love with a man she can never have.
It isn’t often when you read a novella, and feel like you have read a full length book. This is one of those times. Prince Vittorio and Mia suck you in from the first sentence and have you wanting to see how it can possibly work out for them to both end up happy.
Price Vittorio of Mezzano’s time as a carefree bachelor is coming to an end. His father is very sick and may not be alive long. He sees Princess Brigitte of Stagatland in a chance encounter and schemes to have her come to his father’s birthday celebration. She isn’t the cold ice princess he is expecting, and this night spent in her company may change his life forever.
Mia Holmberg has been switching places with her royal cousin for most of their lives, so when Brigitte begs her to take her place at this celebration she reluctantly agrees. She truly didn’t expect to fall under the spell of Vittorio, but she can’t resist one night with in his arms to experience the chemistry that is flowing between them. She never expects to see him again. Boy is she surprised when he walks into her grandfather’s bakery and discovers that she lied to him. When he has her brought to him in Mezzano, she doesn’t know how this kidnaping could lead to the biggest heartache and life change a girl could ever experience.
Is happy for now enough? When the laws literally keep you from happily ever after, can you be content with a glimpse at true happiness? That is the big question for these two. I truly enjoyed the journey with these two. There is just something so special about both of them. It is the perfect quick read for a lunch break or before bed. I truly hope y’all enjoy it as much as I have! :)
~ Casey Lu