Tuesday, July 5, 2016

From Kiss to Queen by Janet Chapman ~ Review

Source:  Received paperback copy from publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spellbound Falls novels...

Jane Abbott knows that she's nobody special, so instead of looking for romance she's hunting partridge in the Maine woods when a plane crashes into a nearby pond. Diving in to save the pilot, Jane instinctively gives him air by way of a lifesaving kiss, and leads him to safety through a barrage of gunfire.

The handsome stranger returns the favor by kidnapping her.

Clearly no ordinary man, and insisting Jane's life is in danger, Mark spirits his stubborn guardian angel to an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean. Only then does she discover that the mysterious Mark is actually Prince Markov Lakeland.

Soon to be crowned king of the young country of Shelikova, can Mark persuade Jane that she has what it takes to be his queen?

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You know that moment when put down every book you pick up and decide you need a change.  I read a lot and I really do have preferences that are normally exactly what I want but lately I haven't been satisfied.  I needed something more.  So I picked up this book.

While I find the blurb interesting, the cover does nothing for me.  So it was in a pile of books that I had received but wasn't certain I would actually read.  But I am so glad that I overlooked the rather cute cover and started reading.  Because once I started reading, I was stuck in these pages.

I adore Jane.  Talk about a strong women, she may believe she is no one special but she most certainly is.  From her willingness to help to her ability to survive and protect to her smart mouth, a tornado has nothing on her.  

And Mark?  Oh, I do love Mark.  He's determined to protect her from the danger she got into by helping him.  Of course, she doesn't believe there's a need and he has too take matters into his own hands.  I forgave him for his insistence and loved him for supplying her will M&Ms and Pepsi.  

The loving was mostly behind closed doors and it was refreshing to me.  I guess I'm tired of hearing every detail of love making.  This one lets them enjoy and love each other without all those details.  And I was happy about that.

The best part of this book is the story between these two.  It's not just a romance but includes so much more.  There's the danger they are in, the incredible family he has, the struggle for a new country to make changes to keep them healthy and growing and a love that grows between two people as they become the most important thing to the other.  Rich and endearing, I devoured this book.  I'm hoping for another story to follow.  There are three other bothers and an friend that I think is about to get an interesting surprise.  There has to be more from this little country on the edge of Russia.  

When a book holds you in it's pages and won't let go, that book holds my heart.  This book did that for me.


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