BE MY PRINCE
The premise of the first of the Royal Trilogy is as old as the genre, but MacLean lifts readers’ hearts with the clever twist in the switched identity plot, with enough originality to please her fans and earn her loyal readers.
Lady Alexandra Monroe has been groomed her entire life to be Prince Randolph of Petersbourg’s bride. She just has to meet the prince. Though Randolph is handsome and charming, it is his dangerously roguish brother Nicholas who fascinates her. Suddenly, Alexandra is ready to throw caution to the wind and elope with Nicholas. But he has a shocking secret that will change everything — and Alexandra’s own secrets could cause a political scandal that may rock all of Europe. (ST. MARTIN’S, May, 320 pp., $7.99)