Series: Suddenly #3
on August 26th, 2014
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Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.
Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She's not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max's compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith's got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.
Even though this is the third book in the series, it’s my first by Nichole Chase. I’m glad I decided to give it a chance since I was worried there would be things that I could tell I’m missing from previous books, but Ms. Chase does an excellent job keeping the other stories straight. Or if there was something mentioned previously, it was explained well.
But I’m getting off course here. Prince Maxwell was a very swoon-worthy character. Yes, he’s a prince, but you wouldn’t know by the way he acts. He’s more of an introvert who hates the limelight. He leaves all that to his brother. Oh, and he’s a bit relationship-phobic too. So when he volunteers to tell Lady Meredith that her beloved grandfather passed, he can’t help but feel protective towards her and her six-year-old son. For someone who always says he doesn’t do romantic entanglements and kids has a hard time staying away from the pair. I loved how we got to see Maxwell basically blindsided by love. I love when the guys fall and fall hard.
I will have to find some time to read more of Nichole Chase’s books. If they are as good as this one, she’ll make it to my long list of favorite authors!