Monday, April 25, 2011
PRINCESS FROM THE PAST - Caitlin Crews
Princess From the Past was an interesting royal romance. I loved how author Caitlin Crews depicted her “princess” from an angry young woman who had felt neglected to a now mature woman with a mind of her own.
Three years later after leaving her husband Prince Leo, Bethany was summoned back to Italy because she wanted a divorce and Leo insisted she return home to Italy. However, her husband was not going to have any of it! A lot of blame, accusations, name calling and on top of that sexual tension that neither could deny was like a ping pong match between them and then some.
So, would they end their marriage or see it for what is was? Their childhoods, how they were raised, their losses, hurts all played a heavy part in this royal romance. There were a ton of arguments, tension that coiled between them; royal duties that stood in the way and Bethany wanting it to all go away.
While reading this I thought about the royal wedding coming up and the “duty bound” prince and how could this possibly affect his upcoming marriage? The “forgotten princess” about summed it up as far as Bethany was concerned. Will it be that way for Kate Middleton? Because that was what caused Bethany to flee home to Toronto because if she had not left, she would have withered away.
Leo, at one time had swept her off her feet when they met quite by chance in Hawaii. When he should have married a more suitable “princess”, he had married her and she had been so very young and immature. However, he was not without blame. Groomed for the crown by an unemotional father, a mother with problems and his being swept into his duties and family.
Well, the last chapters were certainly interesting, with a ton of tension and passion, accusations and hope, yes hope because Leo couldn’t imagine why now of all things, Bethany would want to walk away and divorce him. In the end, she had to realize she had never let go, that she loved him. As for Prince Leo, he had hope that they could build something together, forget the past, and move forward. Yes, the princess and and prince did, in the end, get their Cinderella happy ending!
The forgotten princess…
Behind the imposing walls of the castle, free-spirited Bethany Vassal discovered that her whirlwind marriage to Prince Leo Di Marco was nothing like the fairytale she had imagined. Before long the forgotten princess ran away, hoping the man she fell in love with would one day see sense and come and find her…
Marrying Bethany is the only reckless thing Leo has ever done, and now he is paying the price. The time has come for him to produce a royal heir – and Bethany must return to the castle whence she fled!