I received an advance copy of this to review (mainly because I begged the author for it). I enjoyed Not Your Cinderella so much that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this, the next book.
Eliza is a ‘lesser’ royal. She’s a princess, but relatively far from the throne. She’s tired of being watched all the time and decides to go off and have fun at a party without her security. Unfortunately, she gets grabbed by some kidnappers.
Xavier is a undercover cop. He rescues the English girl, not knowing that she’s a royal. They wash up on a desert island together and have to survive until rescue comes. But it’s not easy to know whether a boat is friendly or just more trouble.
I loved that it was Eliza who knew what to do in order to survive on the island. Xavier doesn’t know who she is until they’re safely back at home, but of course, then it’s hard for him to get to her. The way everyone kept called Xavi the ‘indefeasibly good looking cop’ made me laugh.
Jamie and Clodagh from Not Your Cinderella have largeish cameo roles. Jamie is completely amazing.
I liked that the heroine and hero both had their weaknesses, which they healed in each other.
This is a really fun read.