Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: The Princess in His Bed (Fiery Tales #2) by Lila DiPasqua

Book coverThe Princess in His Bed (Fiery Tales #2) by Lila DiPasqua
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My rating: star star star

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Inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the Pea," Lila DiPasqua spins three sexy tales that give new meaning to the term bedtime story...

The Marquis' New Clothes — To save her cousin, Aimee de Miran must retrieve a jeweled ring from the most sinfully seductive man at court, the Marquis de Nattes. But to search his considerable wardrobe she'll have to get very close to the notorious rake...and soon she finds herself very close to him, indeed, with his clothes—and hers—utterly forgotten.

The Lovely Duckling — Reputed for his carnal skills, Joseph d'Alumbert prefers amorous encounters without emotional entanglement—until a quick-witted lady stirs tender feelings and hot desire. Emilie de Sarron suffered burns to her body as an infant, and keeps her scars—and her heart—well hidden. But Joseph is determined to peel away her inhibitions, one slow steamy kiss at a time, to reveal the beautiful swan inside.

The Princess and the Diamonds — Princess Gabrielle can't sleep at night. There is something hard in her bed. No, not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress, but the handsome Marquis on it...whose carnal talents she can't resist. But he threatens her secret mission, and worse, she stands to lose far more than the diamonds—her heart is at stake.

It's been so long since I read this book that I can't remember much of it but I do know that the writing is good as I've read other books my this author before and enjoyed it.
The first story, The Marquis' New Clothes was a fun story and good.

The second one was what stumped me. I think I got partway through the story and I just could not tolerate what the hero was doing and it did not sit well with me. In my status update of my reading progress, I said "I'm partway through the second story in the book and I've not been able to continue. The actions of the hero, no matter how well intentioned, do not sit well with me. I can tell the whole thing is just about to go to pot." If I had read on things would have probably turned around fairly quickly since they were short-ish stories, but I just could not bring myself to keep going as I was so put off by the hero.

The last story, The Princess and the Diamonds, I did not read as I never got to it and I'm one of those OCD people who need to read things in order.

I am still going to give this book 3 stars because I enjoyed the first story and in general, it was all very well written. It would be unfair to score the book down just because of one story where I didn't agree with what the hero was doing.

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About the author

auLila DiPasqua is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical romance with heat. She lives with her husband, three children and two rescue dogs and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after.


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