The Rich Man's Royal Mistress (4), by Robyn Donald, the second installment of the Royal House of Illyria trilogy, is set in both New Zealand and Illyria. Princess Melissa more than willingly gives her heart and her innocence to Hawke Kennedy. But her dreams of a happy future with Hawke are shattered when she discovers a secret betrayal. Can he convince her that appearances can be deceiving? This question is at the heart of this well-written novel. Melissa and Hawke make a brilliant couple, and despite the differences in their ages and life experiences, their hearts are remarkably similar and in tune, which lends a very sweet tone to their passionate romance.
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Stephanie Schneider