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It was his pheromones that did it. With one sniff, sex researcher Leigh Fromm recognizes that any offspring she might have with the mysterious stranger would have a better-than-average chance of surviving any number of impending pandemics. But when Leigh finds out that the handsome “someone” at her great aunt’s wake is Prince Roman Habsburg von Lorraine of Austria, she suddenly doubts her instincts–not that she was intending to sleep with the guy. The royal house of Habsburg was once completely inbred, insanity and impotency among the highlights of their genetic pedigree. (The extreme “bulldog underbite” that plagued them wasn’t called the Habsburg Jaw for nothing.) It doesn’t matter that his family hasn’t sat on a throne (other than the ones in their Toilette) since 1918, or that Austria is now a parliamentary democracy. Their lives couldn’t be more different: Roman is routinely mobbed by paparazzi in Europe. Leigh is regularly mocked for having the social skills of a potted plant. Even if she suddenly developed grace, charm and a pedigree that would withstand the scrutiny of the press and his family, what exactly is she supposed to do with this would-have-been king of Austria who is in self-imposed exile in Denver, Colorado?
A handsome prince, gut-busting laughs, love, dirty ballroom dancing, pathetic commoners, sex factoids, Vienna palaces, cursing in German, random hilarity, little to no frogs. See why tens of thousands of readers have fallen in love with this Amazon bestseller! Because someday your prince will come…sort of.
Leigh is a woman I would love to know. She was a very well written character. She was extremely intelligent yet socially inept. I laughed out loud as I read the thoughts that filtered thru her head and her internal debate at whether or not the words that were about to come out of her mouth were “creepy”. She is a beautiful woman who doesn’t really know how beautiful she is and isn’t full of herself. Her nervousness at silence and having to fill the void with speech leads to some hilarious moments.
Roman is possibly every woman’s dream. He is intelligent, successful, handsome, a true gentleman, and let’s not forget an almost royal prince. He likes Leigh quirks and understands her. Even when his world is turned upside down he remains true to himself. Thru everything he goes thru you no he loves Leigh.
There was not a character in this book that I didn’t like from her body guard Jason, to Roman’s mother. I was leery about touch feely Mikhail right from the start, Menon was a lovely woman thru and thru, and who could forget Kat, Leigh’s best friend. I even liked Princess Isabella by the end.
This book sucks you in from the start and never lets you go. I read it in less than a day. If you want a great romantic comedy then this is absolutely the right book!