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Taming the Prince

Royal Secrets, Book 1
Written by: Addison Quinn
Narrated by: Raine Barrett
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins

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Publisher's Summary

She's a ballet teacher about to lose her studio. He's a prince hated by his subjects. Can they put aside their pasts to create a future together?

Kara's always dreamed of owning a successful ballet studio. But when a government-backed housing program turns out to be a scam, she's left fighting to keep the property while raising her 10-month-old niece alone. The last thing she needs is a drunk and haughty prince who just cost her thousands in property damage.

Prince Nicholas of Galia has given up. When his pet housing project collapses due to a scam, he becomes a rebellious playboy instead of cleaning up the mess. But when anti-royalists chase him into the ballet studio of a bewitching brunette, he finds himself desperate to become a man worthy of her love.

As Nicholas and Kara repair her damaged studio together, outside forces threaten to tear them apart. Can Kara and Nicholas overlook each other's pasts to plan a future together?

©2018 Addison Quinn (P)2018 Addison Quinn

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  • LAYTON, UT, US
  • 2019-05-29

short & sweet

i enjoyed this short sweet romance. however. i think i'd have enjoyed it more if it were a little longer and the charachters had more time for their relationship to develop.

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  • VaWineLover
  • Spotsylvania, VA USA
  • 2019-05-27

Very clean romance

I liked this book, but it was pretty predicable and left us wondering about what happens next. I guess that is probably the point as there are more books in the series! Kara has a dance studio that she is barely keeping afloat, and an infant niece that she is barely hanging onto legally. It appears that a project that was supposed to help buoy up those at the bottom of the economic sea, has instead sunk them even deeper. The crown prince, Nicholas, has mistakenly put his name on what turned out to be a scam when the money that was supposed to be used to finance mortgages for the poor was stolen by the guy that started it all. This has caused a backlash through the kingdom as the anti-royalists point to it as a another reason to dissolve the monarchy.

Kara can't believe it when her dance studio is broken into in the middle of the night. She hears the noise from her apartment upstairs and grabs her niece, intending to attempt to escape the building. When she realizes that there are only two intruders and that they are both drunk, she ends up confronting them. She is stunned to discover that the one of the vandals is none other than the crown prince, Nicholas, and his cousin Alex. This is the very man that caused her sister to OD after losing her home in the aforementioned scam. When she demands that he make good on the damages or suffer the attention of the press, he agrees. Little does he know that this promise is going to change everything.

I was not particularly enthused by the narrator of this book. Some of the voices she used were very annoying and distracted from the story. I was given a copy of this audio book as a promotion by the author. My review is voluntary.

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 2019-04-10

Sweet Prince Falls for Commoner Story

Taming the Prince is a sweet romance written by Addison Quinn. I listened to the audio version of this short story narrated by Raine Barrett, which runs about 1 1/2 hours long. It is your typical Hallmark movie scenario, with a playboy prince who doesn’t want to grow up but who falls in love with a hard-working and principled commoner.

The story begins when Prince Nicholas gets drunk one night and crashes into a dance studio’s window trying to escape from the paparazzi. While getting up from the broken glass, and showing no remorse, he meets the young ballet mistress who lives above the studio. Kara is barely making ends meet and she immediately gives him a piece of her mind as she demands that repairs be made immediately. Nicholas’s parents, being tired of his wastrel ways, make him not only pay for the repairs, but make him do the manual labor as well. In doing so, Kara treats Nicholas like any other irresponsible person, and she teaches him the error of his ways. Nicholas suddenly grows up in those few days and he tries to be the man Kara deserves.

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  • Cinderella 7
  • Illinois
  • 2018-07-08

Dreams Do Come True!

A very sweet romantic story about a Prince and a dancer. Question, can two people from very different backgrounds really fall in love?

What stresses will they face? What does Kara have to go to court for and will she come out a winner or will she lose?

The narrator was wonderful and enjoyable to listen to. I believe you will enjoy this book and I recommend that you get it and read or listen to it yourself. You will find it quite interesting.