Lots of young women dream of being a princess. Nina Jones isn’t one of them. After escaping from her palace/prison by burying herself under sacks of fertilizer, she ends up in a beach cottage on New Zealand’s South Island. She’s meant to be looking after a cantankerous widower. Too bad she doesn’t know how to boil an egg.
Iain McCormick may be an All Black, a member of New Zealand’s elite rugby team, and a bona fide celebrity. During the offseason, though, he’s meant to be a regular Kiwi bloke. A good son, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. But civility comes harder when you’ve been dumped at the altar. He doesn’t need anybody he has to look out for. He definitely doesn’t need to fall in love.
I had a lot of trouble getting into this book because I really hate the fake royalty theme. I was restless at first.
However, I went back after reading James’ Just Say Yes which is a 5 star read for me and really loved this one.
I will say it is a tear jerker in the secondary romance of the heroes parents and the grief of his grandfather. I loved this part of the book.
The hero is messed up from his wedding that didn’t happen and the heroine is messed up from being controlled by all the people in her life.
It is a lovely book of healing and sexy too.
The hero and heroine both really grow and it is wonderful to see. The heroine could have revealed her secret a bit earlier and there is another something that doesn’t get followed up on that happens to her but overall this is a very good romance.