Megan O'Shay was known as many things - a beauty, a spunky barmaid, but mostly as the quick fingered and slippery notorious thief known as "Magical Megs." It would be a deed she surely would regret the day she tangled with a certain gentleman who took exception to the way she walloped him with a wine bottle and separated him from a family heirloom pocket watch.
Though Nicole, Viscount Newburn might tell himself it was his pocket watch that he wanted, it was truly the thief Magical Megs; the woman who had an uncanny resemblance to his liege, Princess Tatianna of Sedonia. It took six months to track her down, and Megs, who trusted no man - let alone a noble, was not about to make his job easy. He had to convince her to help then educate her in royal etiquette, dining, etc. so that she could replace Tatiana while the Princess slipped away on a secret mission. As a close advisor to the Princess, Cole was not known for his warmth, but as Megs transformed before his eyes into the refined and beautiful lady, Cole was not immune to the bewitching beauty, who had stolen his heart.
*** In the second installment of the Princess Trilogy, we finally get to meet the true master thief `Magical Megs' who will easily steal your heart away. Tough and resilient, she led Cole on a merry chase right up until she caught him! Cole was also a likeable hero strong and caring no matter how hard he tried to remain stoic and unfeeling. The more he glimpsed the innate goodness radiating from the kind heart beneath the brittleness Megan tried hard to maintain, the more he came to unbend and love that essential goodness. Greiman utilizes glowingly fresh and saucy dialog between her protagonists which will delight the reader adding humor to the struggles as both try to deny their attraction. The solid supporting cast is expertly crafted and adds additional layering to this superb stand-alone story in the second book of Greiman's Princess trilogy. [...]