Saturday, November 28, 2009

THE GREEK BILLIONAIRE’S INNOCENT PRINCESS – Chantelle Shaw (The Royal House of Karedes)


Author Chantelle Shaw has captured a “Princess” and sweet romantic tale with The Greek Billionaire’s Innocent Princess.

Princess Kitty is such an innocent and inexperienced young woman and hides behind her insecurities with her work and her books. She’s recently lost her father the King of Aristo and is still grieving. Her brother is someday to be the future King and has asked her to plan a ball and in attendance is one of her brother’s closest friends the fabulous and handsome Greek billionaire Nikos Angelaki. He mistakes her for a waitress but there something about her that attracts him.

Nikos literally grew up in the streets and his mother scratched and worked to provide for them both. When she died, he was devastated. A woman she worked for took him under her wing and when she died she left a shipping company to him. The company under his direction was extremely successful. He’s known as a playboy and Kitty is aware of him from the tabloids. He had also been married and betrayed by his wife so he vows to only have affairs, never to marry again.

Kitty and Nikos I felt immediately were meant to be because she was so different from the models he dated, she was curvy, sweet and concealed her figure and most of all she was innocent. Whereas, Nikos was handsome, outgoing, driven and she affected him for some reason. Was it fate on the night of the ball that she was swimming nude in the surf and he left the palace, went for a walk and found her in the surf? Was it fate that in the end they made love and weeks later she found herself pregnant? Was it also fate when he and her family found out she was carrying his child that he would ask her to marry him? Yes to all and he was determined to marry her, and be an excellent father to his child because he never knew his father.

Greek society was thrilled to have a princess in Athens and were curious whereas Kitty was scared to death because of the way she felt about her looks, she was shy and she didn’t want to embarrass her husband. Being Greek, Nikos was a take charge husband, purchased her designer gowns and clothes, took her to parties and made love to her and couldn’t seem to get enough of his wife. He adored her curves and her intellect.

What was wonderful to read was their journey because she was so insecure, but her love for him and how she blossomed with his help and encouragement, amazing. One felt heartache for him because his father had abandoned him before he was born, he lost the only two women who ever loved him at a young age plus his wife betrayed him. This star crossed lover romance is one you won’t want to miss and a wonderful addition to The Royal House of Karedes series.

Book Description:

Plain, plump Kitty Karedes is the forgotten princess—until she has to host the palace ball. Kitty plans everything perfectly, but doesn't have time to buy herself a showstopping dress!

At the ball, Greek tycoon Nikos Angelaki mistakes homely Kitty for a waitress. She flees, her confidence in tatters but her identity still a secret. When Nikos spies her again, she's swimming naked in the moonlight—her frumpy clothes were hiding luscious curves! But next morning Nik discovers he's seduced a princess…and made her pregnant with his baby!


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