Monday, December 15

Review: Seducing the Princess by Jen McLaughlin

Title: Seducing the Princess
By: Jen McLaughlin
Series: Shillings Agency #3
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who's been denied what she needs for too long. And he's just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.

When she's with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can't disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn't the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he's exactly what she needs.

I genuinely thought that that this book was adorable in most parts and sexy in the others and it made it an all around good read.  When Gordon first meets Isabelle, he is just scoping her out before he starts her detail but the cute interaction between the two in the coffee shop sets up a great feel for how these characters are with each other and how the flow of the set up will be. 

What I liked about this book was that Isabelle is a princess and can be very posh when needed but when she gets around Gordon, she is an average girl. Like when they get caught in the rain, she doesn’t freak out, she runs through it and smiles the whole way.  With Gordon, Isabelle can let her hair down so to speak and just be a woman who is attracted to a man instead of being a princess who lives and breathes the rules for her country.

Gordon has fought for his country and has the mental and physical scars to prove it but being with Isabelle makes these scars less pronounce.  She not only tempts him but also puts him at ease.  I liked how bluntly he tried to teach Isabelle to do things for herself every once and a while.  After learning the secret to why she is visiting the US, he tries to open her mind and tell her how she doesn’t have to do this for her country; that she should do it for herself.  It pulls at Isabelle because she is stuck in this ‘between a rock and a hard place’ limbo and it helps make her character more real and defined.

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