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Ever a Princess Mass Market Paperback – 1 Feb 2002
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About the Author
After arming herself with a degree in fine arts and experience in radio, television, and film, Rebecca Hagan Lee wrote her first novel Golden Chances. Since then, she’s published numerous bestselling and award-winning novels and three novellas. She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA Rita Award and has been published in nine languages. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Our her is Adam McKendrick a successful hotel owner from Nevada and the unfortunate subject of a series of embarrassing dime novels the first is "The first instalment of the true adventures of the Bountiful Baron: Western benefactor to Blonde, beautiful and betrayed women". A stroke of luck at poker wins him a Scottish hunting lodge giving him the excuse he needs to leave the states and his infamous reputation for a while. To his surprise he finds the lodge has a domestic staff including a very clumsy yet beautiful maid named Giana.
This book is a very enjoyable read; true some of the princess being a maid stuff is daft but it is reasonably easy to overlook because the author weaves her magic to create writing, dialogue, plot, main characters and secondary characters are all excellent. Even Giana's dog Wagner is well motivated plus he adds some light moments that you can really visualize as they are grounded in the reality of dog ownership.
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The better part of the story then becomes quite humorous as Princess Giana, fondly called ?George? by Adam, attempts, very ineptly, to assume the duties of a ?maid?. Adam, in the meantime, recognizes her ?innocence? yet can?t seem to control his baser sexual attraction and taunts her with improper and provocative innuendo dialogs that somehow get lost in some of ?her? translations - cute! Alas, it does seem to dawn on Adam that all is not what it seems when it comes to George; his ?staff? - who seem to be adhering to an agenda that isn?t his; and of course, his eventual discovery of who George really is.
I found this to be a really cute and sweet romance. Adam, having four older sisters, is quite the champion for female rights and this is very apparent at the end of the book, after he?s worked out some testosterone issues once he is convinced that what he always thought was his type, turned out to be George! His seduction of ?George?, although initiated by him, got flipped around once ?George? discovered that she liked the feelings his kisses inspired in her. I loved the dog Wagner, and the other secondary characters including Victor, the heinous villain in the piece, were sufficient to add substance but did not detract from the main romance theme. Although, a bit unusual in trilogies to have a huge time gap from the first novel set in 1818 to the second set in 1874 I would advise reading the third published entry (ALWAYS A LADY), set in 1838, in order to keep more of a continuity line before reading this second published novel. What should be noted here is that none of these novels need to be read in any specific order, as each can and does stand-alone. Bottom line -- I found this a light read, amusing, and witty with a sweetly enjoyable sensuality. ---Marilyn Rondeau, Official Reviewer for [...] ---
In a card game, American business mogul and hero of dime novels Adam McKendrick wins the hunting lodge that conceals Giana. He arrives at his new property, but is shocked to see residents' residing in what he believed was an unoccupied lodge. The squatters including Giana pretend to be servants, but her royal bearing reveals her masquerade as a maid false. As Adam and Giana fall in love, he learns more about her past. He becomes determined to help her gain what is rightfully hers.
The relationship between Adam and Giana turn Rebecca Hagan Lee's historical romance into a fun reading experience. Though the audience will crave Adam, he seems too perfect that is until Giana, EVER THE PRINCESS, rips his skin apart revealing his flaws. The story line is action packed, but clearly belongs to the intrepid heroine who makes a fairy tale come true for sub-genre fans.