Kate Carmichael no longer believes in magic after her father left on a quest for fairy gold twelve years ago. Her father promised to return for her, but now is presumed dead. Now her guardian Nana has passed away, and the will promising her the Victorian house has gone missing. Adam, Kate's guardian and only living relative, put economics ahead of his grandmother after his father dies. Making money became more important than an aging grandmother, especially after Adam marries. Without the will, Adam inherits the house and immediately dispossess Kate. Kate's loss runs deeper than the simple loss of the property. The house has been the only security in her life since her father's abandonment.
When Kate lifts the portrait and peers at the back, her fairy sight picks up on a mysterious name. When she reads the name Robin Goodfellow aloud, a charming, sexy man suddenly appears before her. Two hundred years of banishment into a portrait at the hands of the Queen of the Fae left Robin Goodfellow with only the ability to watch and listen. He's watched Kate grow and mature, and cares for her deeply. Now Kate has a week to move, and must cope with this man with a gift of charm, as well.
Robin doesn't stay long wit mortal women, as a rule. But Kate is different. He enjoys her friendship, and is wildly attracted to her Rubenesque figure. Robin's magic, a gift for charm, has always provided whatever he wants or needs, but when he finds himself needing Kate, true magic begins. Of course, the fact that he can't get further than fifty feet away, without magically reappearing at her side, has it's own attraction!
This whimsical tale will delight the heart of romance readers who believe in magic. The light humor and depths of passion prove to be quite delightful. Moreover, I find it refreshing for other reasons, as well. Not only does PRINCE OF CHARMING blend fairly lore and marvelous archetypes, but the heroine is quite remarkable-a sexy, tall, full figured woman, to be precise. Watching Kate's metamorphosis into self acceptance and full womanhood is wonderful! This novel is a marvelous read! Very highly recommended.