It was not the story itself that I did not like, but the characters that I had a problem with. First we have Ben, who is nephew to the Queen and is practically a twin to Prince Nicholas. We have never heard of Ben until now, except for briefly mentioning in the last book that he was going to be brought in to trade places with Nicholas and try to locate the kidnapped King. Ben is sucessful at trading places with Nicholas and is kidnapped himself. The kidnappers are sure that they have Prince Nicholas in their clutches. One of the people attending to Ben is Meagan. Ben is deeply attracted to the person that as far as he is concerned is involved up to her pretty neck in what happened to the King. Meagan is one character that I had a real hard time trying to like. She is constantly telling Ben she is independent and strong and can take care of herself, but her actions tell another story. She bends easily to her brother (even if it is to protect her daughter), she bends easily to the kidnapped 'Prince Nicholas' and when she does not take the advice and protection of Ben she ends up doing something stupid. Even to avoid her hurt feelings of falling in love with Ben she is willing to go back to her psycho brother.
The story is okay and it falls in with the rest of the series except for a few details that contradict what was said in the other book. The only real problem was my lack of interest in the female character. Hopefully, the next book, which is the conclusion to the series will be better.