Author: Charlotte Rahn-Lee
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, Historical
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥
Blurb: Hopeless at hunting, Prince Albert has been sent into the woods by his impulsively cruel father, required to kill a stag before he can return. Luckily he has Manning, a quiet and overly competent bodyguard, to rely on. But the familiarity and evident desire growing between prince and bodyguard shame Manning into revealing a secret: the king is using Albert as bait in a political game with a neighboring power, and it’s Manning’s job to lead him into danger.
Angry and betrayed, but unwilling to endanger Manning, Albert insists that his bodyguard go through with the plan. To save Albert and win back his trust, Manning will have to disobey two sets of orders and prove he has the canniness to survive in the royal court.
Will Manning set duty aside to save the prince he has come to love?
Review: I was really looking forward to reading this book as it seemed to fall into my favorite genre unfortunately it was not paranormal *sigh* but it is historical and fantasy so I am still happy.
Prince Albert is suspicious and cautious, he knows he is a disappointment to his father, he knows also that he doesn’t match up to his cousin’s hunting and sporting achievements. John Manning is charged with getting the Prince to a certain location, but he starts to feel sorry and then attraction for the young Prince and doesn’t know if he can go through with his orders. The two share secrets and the Prince feels betrayed.
I felt sorry for these two as they are both in a position that there is no way out of, but both are willing to sacrifice themselves for the other. This is a sweet, nice light read and hopefully we will see more from Prince Albert and Manning.