Mara Delacroix, a beautiful Louisiana belle,is blackmailed into seducing Roderic, the gypsy prince of Ruthenia. Eventually she will be called on to betray him in some unnamed way. She pretends to fall in love with Roderic after stumbling into a gypsy camp where Roderic is staying. He in turn falls for her and takes her to Paris, where he installs her as his mistress. Together they entertain such luminaries as George Sand, Alexandre Dumas and Honore Balzac. By the time the blackmailer arrives to tell Mara how to betray the prince, however, she has fallen deeply in love with him!
©1985 Patricia Maxwell (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tina on 20-10-12

Hated the narrator

What did you love best about Royal Passion?

This is one of my favorite books so I was thrilled to see it out on audible. The book is non stop, meaning there is no slow places in it. I like that. I just like the entire book.

What other book might you compare Royal Passion to and why?

Royal seduction. It's the first in this duo of books and tells the Hero/heroine's parents story.
I will be checking back in the reviews to see what other people put as their answer. I have been looking for a long time another book comparable to this one.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I hated the narrator. I was so upset when I first started listening I wanted to beat my head against the wall. This is one of my all time favorite books and For so long I was hoping it would come out in audio. To say I was thrilled when I saw it out is an understatement. I grabbed it instantly, I was so excited. Then it started and THAT voice.....I wanted to cry. I really thought of sending the book back for a refund. But I have decided to work though my issues and grit my teeth.
But this is one narrator I will avoid.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked where the three girls took on a mob with epee's and grit.

Any additional comments?

I read a lot and I will say that I have about 50 to 100 favorites. this book is one of my favorites. I like that there is something constantly going on and the book just flows seamlessly into each event. I would recommend reading Royal Seduction first. I will warn you that the writer has a strange way with words in that book.
I wish she would write a third book in this series but since she wrote these books in the 80's I am not holding my breath.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer17 on 30-03-18

Useless details Bob this down.

Awful, slow, stupid and annoying heroine. Details that don*t matter are. repeated. Sex is boring.

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