From New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins, the lively and sizzling second book in a new fairytale-based Scottish historical romance series, The Princes of Oxenburg.
Max Romanovin, Oxenburg’s warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a house party deep in the Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians led by a man the locals have dubbed “The Scottish Robin Hood.” The battle-savvy prince instantly realizes there’s something different about this thief, and it’s not just the Scottish accent—it’s the fact that “he” is really a “she.”
Lady Murian, a young widow out for revenge against the powerful earl who killed her husband and stole his birthright, is now living in the woods with her family’s banished retainers. To stay alive, she and her band of men rob rich nobles coming to visit the evil earl. But when she ambushes the Prince of Oxenburg’s golden coach, she gets far more than she expected. For when the prince uncovers her true identity, she’s afraid that he might be the real thief…of her heart.
I have not read a historical romance in ages. This was a wonderful change of scenery for me.
I have to say the characters made this story a fabulous read, especially the grandmother. I always wondered what was going to come out of her mouth next. Leave it to the grandmother to get herself in a pickle and her handsome grandson, a prince no less, to help save the day.
There are no surprises in this read, it is your standard historical romance. What made this special was the dialogue and the characters.
I am looking forward to reading more of what this author has to offer.