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From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a tale of palace intrigue and royal romance.

Princess Gabriella had escaped captivity, but she'd lost her memory and her kidnappers were still on the loose. She needed a protector fast, and brash American Reeve MacGee was the perfect man for the job. The handsome ex-policeman could handle absolutely anything - except falling in love with the stunning, vulnerable woman in his care.

©1986 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Nic
  • 18-05-15

A Love Story with an enjoyable plot line-Bk 1 of 3

I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts, and although it's her romantic suspense novels, and her "In Death" series written under JD Robb that I enjoy the most, this more classic love story was very good. It is book 1 of one of her trilogies and it's one of her best in this classic romance genre. I highly recommend this book. In addition to my favorite author, my favorite narrator, Susan Ericksen, performs this book. She brings the characters to life for me and makes everything she reads more enjoyable. I often search for audiobooks with her as the narrator and 95% of the time, it leads me to another well written novel or a different series written by very talented authors. I've learned to trust that if she is the narrator, the probability is high that I will enjoy the book. Affaire Royale was a fun book containing both substance and depth, which I appreciated.

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  • M
  • 29-03-16

I love NR and SE, but...

I don't think this was one of NR's best, and I have read a LOT of her books. Not much character development, very little emotion, and a predictable plot as well. The romance was negligible, and seemed forced. I thought it was so-so at best.

I think part of the problem was the narration. I think Susan Ericksen is fantastic, and I have every one of her "In Death" performances (42 to date), where I think she is brilliant!. But I don't think she was right for this book. Her accents seemed off - although she does an excellent job at the Irish brogue for Roarke in the In Death series, I think she failed miserably with the accents in this book. And I thought her voice was just a little too matter-of-fact for the princess. It left me disconnected from the story - I didn't really feel the romance at all.

If this is the first of a series, I am not sure I will purchase the next one. Well, if it's on sale, maybe...

However, this won't stop me from purchasing other books from NR, JD Robb. or those narrated by SE. This one was just not up to par, that's all. Sorry, Susan - guess even you have bad days. :(

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  • Noirbear
  • 03-05-15

So so for Roberts

Susan Ericksen first let me say is one of my favorite narrators. I simply love the intensity she brings to the characters. The story was okay for the start of a trilogy . Nora does has more engaging trilogies. The story was charming. I would hold off on the purchase unless you simply like Nora Roberts book

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  • KC
  • 01-07-19

Just couldn’t

Just couldn’t get past the screeching tone of the woman’s voice long enough to enjoy the book... too bad too I like Nora Roberts books.

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  • Cielo
  • 29-07-19

I love Nora, but this one was disappointing

Simplistic, trite, and frankly, boring. I stuck with it hoping it would get better but it just went downhill. I had just finished Sweet Revenge and Under Currents, which were both FABULOUS and the shortcomings of this one were pretty glaring. I’m requesting my credit back!!

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  • Tammy
  • 04-04-16

Not her best work.

Very disappointed. One of my favorite authors but not one of her best efforts, by any means.

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  • Judy Krygier
  • 11-05-21

Terribly disappointed!

Couldn't get past chapter 6 on this one. Would not waste your money on it!

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  • Mary E Maynard
  • 01-05-21

Slow to develop

This book took to long to develop the story. Only continued to listen because I paid good money for it.

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  • crione22
  • 26-02-21

Great book!

I really liked the book and the narrator! The narrator did a fabulous job! Nora Roberts never fails!

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  • CatholicMarriageLife
  • 24-02-21

The level of the narration was loud, did not enjoy

Did not enjoy listening
Narrator was aggressively loud
Never returned a Robert’s book.
Who produced this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-21

excruciating

I love Nora Roberts and her books, but what was this. it was awful from start to finish.