|Bride by Royal Decree|
by Caitlin Crews
Absolutely loved Bride by Royal Decree by Caitlin Crews which is part of the "Wedlocked" series. King Reza finds out his long lost Queen didn’t die in a nasty car accident years ago, so he abandons his quest to find the right Queen and goes in search of Princess Magdelena, his betrothed Queen. It's with trademark Caitlin Crews humor and story weaving skill that I was happily swept away in Reza and Maggie's story. I was determined to finish in one setting which of course is always sad when a wonderful story closes. The drama, emotion and witty conversations were thoroughly enjoyed and I found the plot to be very enjoyable and I’m happy with how everything was explained. Reza is dark, serious and traditional and completely blindsided that the waif he’s thinking he’s rescuing from the pits of menial work wants nothing to do with him, his nobility or his promises of a better life. It’s not until he mentions she’s got a brother that Maggie starts to wonder if it’s possible this impossible man standing before her could be who he says he is and the thought of a family entices Maggie to learn more. Turning Maggie into the Princess and Queen she is destined to be brings Maggie and Reza close and they explore their attraction to each other with disastrous results. The final chapter was worth a star all by itself. I was a little bit teary! Thank you for a gorgeous story Caitlin Crews, I absolutely adored it.