Castles by Julie Garwood
#1 Fairytale Title
Rated 4 stars
Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled.
Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone... yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever. Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel...
I liked this story fairly well. It felt like 3rd in a series to me. For some reason, I seemed to be missing something like Nathan/Sara's story and Caine/Jade's story. I don't think it took away from Colin/Alesandra's story, but I felt like I was missing something with the knowing looks etc. That being said, I like the way Julie Garwood forms banter between her Hero/Heroine. I like the witty jokes, and the quirky personalities she gives her characters. (like Alesandra's lists)
I didn't like this as well as The Wedding and The Bride, but I did like it a lot.