7 August 2015

Book Review: His Defiant Princess (Royal Holiday, #3) by Kathleen O'Brien

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Tule Publishing
Published: 23rd April 2015
Pages: 147
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Brenna, Ronan
Date Read: 28th July - 1st August 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:Brenna Tinley has decided to move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, a fairy-tale kingdom just south of France in the Bay of Biscay to escape the recent tragedies in her personal life. The happiest summer she can remember was spent there, in the arms of a handsome, tender rascal who disappeared without a goodbye when Autumn came…
As fate would have it, the Royal House of Vicenza has engaged Brenna Tinley to clear up a public relations mess. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for this small-town American girl, but there’s only one problem. Her new employer, HRH Prince Ronan, aka her mystery summer lover of long ago, seems determined to pick up where they left off. Can Brenna work in the royal palace and not end up with a brand new broken heart?

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is another one with a similar cover but I have to say this is my least favourite cover as the model as given off an overly sexual pose which is know where near in keeping with the female lead she is portraying let alone the actual story.

This book started off so well as it was a nice, quick and easy read but then the second half of the book really let it down. In the beginning I cared about the characters and I cared what happened to them especially the main character. The relationship between Brenna and Ronan was a little confusing at times because there was moments when the chemistry oozed of the pages but then there was other moments when I just couldn't feel anything between them both. I liked that this book explained about what had happened between the two main characters in the past as I was able to get a better understanding where they where coming from. The ending was too rushed for my liking as things seemed to be brushed under the carpet with no explanation of what happened, it just felt a little anti-climatic for me.

I had a bit of a love/hate feelings about most of the characters even the secondary characters. Ronan seemed to have a split personality as one moment he would come across as this playboy who didn't care then there was other times when he was the sweets guy ever and would do anything for anyone. Brenna came across as this strong fierce woman in the beginning but in the end I thought she was a doormat. I felt that the secondary characters didn't really add anything to the story especially Emory he annoyed me a lot.

Overall, it was a good start but the ending just fell a little flat for me maybe if it wasn't a novella then maybe things would've been different.