A shocking royal pregnancy!
Personal assistant Natalie Monette’s life transforms when she meets her secret identical twin. Except Valentina is a sophisticated princess, unhappily engaged to the supremely arrogant Crown Prince Rodolfo. Impulsively, Natalie agrees to swap identities for six weeks. Her plan is to put Rodolfo in his place…until she’s enticed by the heat between them!
Prince Rodolfo can’t understand why, having never felt any desire for his betrothed, he now can’t keep his hands off this captivating woman. But scandal abounds when he discovers who he’s taken to his bed…and that she’s carrying his heir!
The Prince’s Nine-Month Scandal by Caitlin Crews hooked me the instant I read the blurb. Ms. Crews is one crafty painter of words.
Princess Valentina has a secret—she isn’t really the real princess of Murin. In fact she is Natalie Monette, the personal assistant of broody billionaire Achilles Casilieris (who I’m dying to meet!). Natalie doesn’t know what she’s in for when she swaps places with her identical twin whom she accidentally meets and doesn’t know exits until now. But switching places with Princess Valentina and living the princess’s life for six weeks has its pros and cons. Natalie has to carry out Valentina’s duties and at the same time she must act appropriately. Except— one heady and off-limits distraction is Prince Rodolfo. Being in close proximity to Rodolfo ever so often awakens a need in Natalie, one she wishes to curb. However, things happen – which you will have to find out for yourselves.
The attraction between Rodolfo and Natalie is a slow, burning fire. At times it was tense and involves plenty of heated, argumentative conversations. Nevertheless, I was swept away by the taut writing, the distinct dialogue and the achingly petulant main characters who deserve each other. Overall, a thoroughly satisfying read and one I highly recommend!