by Alexa Riley
Series: The Princess #1
Published by the Author (Self-Published) on February 22, 2017
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Erotic
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Alena is a princess, and with that comes responsibility. Like marrying the giant caveman King Roman, who looks more like a warrior than a ruler. Everything about him is intense. Especially the way he looks at her. But she's been promised to him, and there's no way out.
Roman took one look and made up his mind. Princess Alena will be his and no one will stop him from taking her. Everything about her belongs to him now, and waiting one week for a wedding isn't going to happen.
This beast of a man might just claim his princess before she has a chance to say "I do."
It’s been a while since I’ve read an Alexa Riley book, so I decided to dive into The Princess series. His Princess is book #1, which features King Roman and Princess Alena. It’s not my favorite Alexa Riley book but it’s also not my least favorite, and I’m sure it will still appease many of Riley’s constant readers.
First, let’s take a moment to admire this beautiful cover. Seriously, all the covers in this series are just gorgeous. I didn’t realize it prior to starting the book, but His Princess is a contemporary story. I had just assumed that it would be a historical since it’s about royalty, but that’s not the case.
King Roman is known as The Wall. He comes across as cold and unfeeling, so when he’s betrothed to Princess Alena, she’s hesitant to meet him for the first time. But when they meet, it’s insta-love, combined with a good dose of insta-lust, especially on Roman’s part.
Alena is close to her sister Tabitha, whose subplot involves her falling in love with one of Roman’s guards, Vlad. Unfortunately, there isn’t much character development or relationship development with regard to either couple. This is a quick and dirty read, which will please diehard Riley fans, but personally I wanted a lot more.
Roman is a quintessential alpha male, but he didn’t inspire rage in me like so many other alphas, which was refreshing. Alena is fine, if a bit flat as a character, although her interactions with her sister are sweet.
Overall, this was an okay read for me and I’m curious enough about the rest of the series to continue.
Rating: 2.5 stars