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Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, I disagree with the reviews that claim this book has a better storyline. This book COULD have had a better storyline. The ground work was all set up for it to be great. But the book felt completely rushed and had a lot of plot holes in the storyline. First off, you have this assassin who is so amazing that he's never failed and he teaches Alana to think like one but they never considered that she would be doubted as the princess?? Especially when she was without proof? They also gave her all this training to defend herself...for nothing. Maybe this is just me, but I really did not like Alana, who I thought had the mindset of an adolescent girl. The falling in love was too rushed...just a couple of days. The big reveal at the end was almost comical just for the fact that they accused the person, one person said "Couldn't be!" and then the accused admits and explains why. Like it's that easy to get a confession.
And the most annoying part of the whole book is when Alana is finally introduced to the king and they finally know that she is his daughter...that within a day he's already selected a groom for her to marry and she meekly accepts it like the dutiful daughter?! That's ridiculous. And this is after he knows she's slept with the captain of his guard whom he trusts above all other people, especially to take care of his own daughter.Read more ›
Alana has been gently reared in England by a man thought to be her uncle so it comes as a surprise to her when, upon her 18th birthday, her "uncle" informs her that he is an assassin that was hired to kill her as an infant but was unable to. In addition she is the sole heir to the throne in Lubinia and in order to stop a war there she must go back and assume her rightful place as the princess. Being naive, Alana thinks that the kingdom of Lubinia will believe her but since they have been confronted with imposter princesses since she left rather than meeting the king she is shown to the jail and only allowed to meet the head of the guards, Christoph Becker. Even though Christoph doesn't believe her he still vows to protect her since she seems to believe the lies and there is a lot of intrigue surrounding the disappearance of the real princess.
I liked all of the characters involved in this book but the way they were written just didn't seemed familiar to me when compared to Lindsey's other works. It had some hints of her book "Once a Princess" but not enough to make it seem like it was written by the same author. Christoph was a very handsome male hero which seems to be lacking in a lot of books of late. The only complaint I have is that the ending seemed a bit rushed and the conclusion of what happened when Alana was an infant was glossed over quite quickly in the last pages-especially when so much groundwork was laid to create an intriguing subplot. Overall I would recommend this book to those looking for a light, quick, read on an otherwise boring day, they won't be disappointed.
I picked this novel up and I had it read in six hours. The start I was amazed It was old school Johanna, "my heart all a flutter", & then it was like someone else tried to finish it, as quickly as they could, with bare minimum word quota. the Climax was sloppy and not very descriptive. No real proper punishment for the evil doer. It was like writing a mystery with little understanding of strategy.
Part of what I think some readers problems are, is the present day standards for identity. At the time this story takes place, a persons word had more value, than what it does in today's society.
But my biggest problem, was that the secondary character's were better written than the main characters. I wanted to know more about them. I think if the Climax hadn't been so rushed and so many things going on at once, and a couple more chapters establishing a more cognitive timeline I'd be giving this a five star! Instead I'm going to be saving my money for now, and waiting for paperback. While still hoping, and praying that I read a story which return's the magic of old school Johanna Lindsey!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alana is a very proper young English lady. She is about to make her debut into society. Then her world tilts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Texanne
I have to agree with the review about JL possibly using a ghostwriter. She was my absolute favorite romance novelist when I found the genre in high school. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Coinoperated
Predictable, slow paced, saccharine. Single dimensional characters, implausible plot twists, cringe worthy dialog, needless plot complications characters no one could care about.Published 7 months ago by Anne L. Doyle
When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey was released in 2011. It is a Regency story about a kidnapped Princess raisewd in England. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have read every book Johanna Lindsey has written and I think she can't get any better -but she does. I love this historical story lines and she grabs and keeps your attention. Read morePublished 8 months ago by EdnaB