Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.
Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.
While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.
Samantha Rousseau never imagined she would be a Duchess. But one night she gets invited to dinner by a Duchess, and a Prince and is told she is the royalty they have been looking for, and they want her to take her place in Lilaria. Sam, is a wonderful character. She's very down to earth, and she doesn't let people push her around no matter who they are. The only downside to this book was her reasons why she wouldn't let a relationship happen with Alex. I mean it was seriously very stupid, and almost made the book less than what it really was because of it. She thinks that she wouldn't be able to marry him because she is just an American. The whole time she does this I was thinking, "you are not just an American, you are a Duchess, what is wrong with you?" Sheesh, but it got annoying. Otherwise, I loved the story, and really loved Alex. He is totally an alpha man, who is also a prince. He was the perfect character for Sam, and I loved the relationship between these two. I can not wait for more books about them. I want to see them get married, and see how life is. I do recommend this book, but just a warning you may have to put up with a crazy heroine at times.