A BRIDE FOR HIS MAJESTY'S PLEASURE
A BRIDE FOR HIS MAJESTY'S PLEASURE (3) by Penny Jordan: Recently crowned Prince Max of Fortenegro rules a kingdom off the coast of Croatia that still lives by ancient customs. He hopes to bring about big changes, but first he needs a wife. Max's first wife publicly embarrassed him before she died. Ionanthe is her sister, and custom demands that she pay for her sibling's actions. A modern career woman, Ionanthe is willing to marry and provide an heir, but secretly plans to groom him to be a modern ruler. Max and Ionanthe are attracted to each other, but they enter their marriage with what they think are opposing agendas. Their developing relationship is quite interesting as they navigate through the old customs, but the integration of modern times with the ancient culture doesn't quite work.