Woot woot another Kelly Hunter sOne thing I learn from this bookThe richer you are the complicated your love life will becomeHaha I just have no idea what I should write about this book I mean the story is typical Harleuin story and there is a Prince who was born as a winemaker but raised in champagne empire and falls in love with one of the wealthiest champagne heiress I just can t imagine how life could be really that complicated Perhaps I need to be rich first to find out Well I m working on it hahahato be rich I mean e A surprisingly sweet and charming story In Misbehaving with the Magnate preuel couple Gabrielle and Luc overcame fairly minor obstacles with a minimum of drama to reach their happy ending A Prince and a Pregnancy opens with their wedding at Gabrielle s Australian vineyard and it s choc full of boozy wealth and my version of Australianess The wedding was like an episode of Real Housewives except everybody was happy drunk rather than snarky vindictive shouty drunk I couldn t manage a whole book where everyone behaved fairly nicely but it was a refreshing change Nobody put on gumboots and took a machete out back to ill the tiger snake coiled around the base of the Hills Hoist nobody said crikey or wore a hat with corks without irony I m sure setting the opening of a novel in an Australian winery is a huge temptation to have someone s uncle Keith wear such a hat and Kelly Hunter deserves an extra star simply for resistingI love it when romance heroines get happily buzzed Mostly they are resisting the demon liuor because of their Goodness or bitterly nocking back Prosecco without tasting it because the hero sitting across the table is being So Mean And until that titular pregnancy happens Simone has plenty of drinking fun Simone is lots of fun She could win a gol. When pampered heiress Simone Duvalier sashays back into Rafael Alexander's life Rafe can't wait for her to head back to France where she belongs and leave him to his empire building in Australia He'd believed in her once but.
In my head Its inherent Scottishness ept throwing me Anyway the references made it clear that there was this unbreakable bond between the characters who shared an idyllic childhood tainted by darkness It s an interesting techniue to stick such an identifier on their pasts and it always felt out of genre I didn t dislike it but it stuck out each time I read it Which was twelve times over both books and in this one the phrase the children of Caverness protected their own occurs three timesUltimately I like Kelly Hunter s light hearted approach but found it undermined some awful backstory Everything working out just right with a minimum of fuss is a nice antidote but one that is best taken in small doses This one was better than the first in the series which I DNFed The story was pretty over the top There were some very romantic lines in it The writing style was odd and not what I ve come to expect from Kelly Hunter That is basically why I m only giving it 3 stars Because that Perfect kind of writing doesn t really work for me It wasind of hazy and fairy tale ish It could have used some solid details in places Occasionally the dialog was stilted but I think it was part of the hazy tone the author seemed to be going for These two were childhood friends and young lovers There was a running thread about how he used to give her frogs when they were little that carried through until he gives her an emerald frog necklace at the end They were never really frogs you now he said They just looked like frogs hopped like frogs and lived like frogs So what were they she murmured Princes They were pieces of my heart he said gruffly and shoved his at her feet He dug into his pocket for the emerald frog and held it out towards her It s the last piece he said I gave the rest of it to you bit by bit Awww. Rcely ambitious son or the hold he once had on her heart Making amends isn't easy Gaining his trust is next to impossible but she is making headwayUntil a princely secret threatens to destroy his fragile trust in her forever.
Kelly Hunter Ü 9 Summary
D medal at table setting and how to amusingly niggle at a hero about his reticence in naming his ducks Rafe is the vineyard owner and duck non namer Simone and Rafe have a Past Simone is the daughter of wealthy French champagne makers and Rafe was the housekeeper s son until he ran away to Australia when Simone was eighteen and she refused to go with him This is such a big deal to Rafe who is all about how this is the ultimate rejection and betrayal and I thought perhaps he was going to be one of those inds of heroes and that Simone would be wracked with the terrible guilt of having been a normal teenage girl who didn t actually want to leave her home and wasn t that een on forever ultimatums but awesomely she calls him on it She even gets Rafe to sort of acknowledge that maybe she also had cause to be angry over him being a jerkHowever there s no fun without a good degree of unreasonableness and Rafe s icks in when he learns the truth of his parentage and realises that Simone had worked it out before him without telling him They sort of stumble along together being a bit miserable but not over the top about it and that s probably my main problem with the book I had nothing to be really outraged over It also meant that I thought the passionate aspects of their romance were sort of muted and that may not be this book s fault it may just be that my head s in completely the wrong space after a steady diet of Harleuin Presents Simone and Rafe were both such nice sensible people who could clearly work everything out eventually What s interesting about this book and its preuel is the way Kelly Hunter mythologises her characters pasts They are freuently referred to as the children of Caverness Which is the name of the French vineyard and as an aside I could never uite hear it as French. Not any Loved her once too but those days were over All that remained were unwanted memories and a compulsion to bed her that he would not surrender toSimone has never forgotten Rafael the housekeeper's unloved unwanted fie.
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Australian born Kelly Hunter is a three time Romance Writers of America Rita finalist a USA Today Bestselling author and loves writing to the demands of the short category romance form