September 21, 2011

Review : Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros

Title : Charming the Prince
Author : Author
Reading Dates : 1 Aug - 2 Aug 2011
Charming the Prince
From Amazon :
He never lost a battle until he met the one woman who might succeed in... Charming the Prince.

Dear Reader,

My enemies know me as Lord Bannor the Bold, Pride of the English and Terror of the French. Never in my life have I backed down from any challenge or betrayed so much as a hint of fear--until the war ended and I found myself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children.

Realizing that I couldn't lop their little heads off or throw them in the dungeon, I sent my steward out to find them a mother and me a bride--an attractive, meek, maternal creature too plain to tempt me to get her with child. You can imagine my horror when he returned with Lady Willow of Bedlington, a spirited beauty who made me think of nothing else!

With her cloud of dark curls and the sparkle of passion in her eyes, Willow was everything I'd sworn to resist. I never dreamed she would join forces with those mischievous imps of mine to teach this cynical warrior just how sweet surrender can be.

Bannor the Bold,
Lord of Elsinore

Book Review of Charming the Prince.

What I liked about Charming the Prince is Bannor’s brood. The children are absolutely adorable. The obvious closeness of the siblings, notwithstanding their blood and squabbles, their mischievousness and individuality really stand out. I had no problems reconciling the fact that despite being little tyrants, Willow is so easily charmed by her tormentors.

The other parts I enjoyed was Bannor’s relationship with his children and wives. Sweet, funny and moving. It makes him utterly swoon worthy. And all this done without dismissing or demonising his late wives

Unfortunately the romance was not as interesting this re-read. It was simply too saccharine sweet for my tastes after my recent reads. I guess I just wanted something with a little bit more bite.

In any case, I still enjoyed Charming the Prince but it’ll be some time before I come back to it.

My conclusions :
  • Would I re-read the book ?Yes.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series if there were one? Not really, there isn't any character whose story I'd like to read about after Bannor and Willow's.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Maybe, my opinion changes with each re-read.
  • Who would I recommend this too? Romance readers.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Borrow it first.

Challenges : 100+ Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. YEAH! I have a couple of T.M.'s books but haven't gotten to them yet. It sounds like they are a good read if you already have them :)


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