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Fairy tales do come true--and so do tabloid scandals! New York Times Bestselling author Marquita Valentine kicks off a juicy contemporary romance series with a novel about a prince whose best-laid plans go deliciously awry when he marries the maid next door.
Forced to flee to the United States with his siblings after their parents' assassination, Crown Prince Colin Sinclair takes it upon himself to become the caretaker of his family while hiding out near Charlotte, North Carolina. But after a decade in hiding, the secret's out and Parliament demands that Colin wed a princess of their choosing. Unwilling to play their game, Colin decides to marry an American instead, and he has the perfect candidate in mind.
As a home-service professional, Della Hughes doesn't believe in storybook endings. But when her best friend and secret crush reveals that he's a flesh-and-blood prince, she doesn't know what to think. Still, she'll do anything for Colin, including becoming his wife--in name only, of course. But when their plans to stay purely platonic go by the wayside, their fake honeymoon turns all too real. After a week of white-hot nights, Della can no longer deny her feelings--not with a happily ever after so tantalizingly close
Sexy, scandalous fairy tale. This is not your average fairy tale. With lies, decade long secrets, a families legacy is on the line. Just like Cinderella there is a woman, Della who is self sacrificing to help the royal family. Unfortunately, we have all learned fairy tales are just that. Will the deceit of secret pasts be too much for anyone to handle. No one goes untouched in this web of lies.
With a steamy romance brewing for a very long time, it will be propelled into motion. The prince and the stories Cinderella will face the test of time. Save the legacy, the friendship, or let the scandal run wild? Happy to add, also a series. I will keep reading, loved this real world fairy tale by Marquita Valentine.