Rake. Rogue. Scoundrel. Each of these words has been used to describe Damien Largess, youngest prince of Cardenas, most frequently by his ridiculously somber eldest brother. Damien is perfectly content to spend his days drinking at the card tables, and his nights in the bed of his scheming mistress, especially since doing these things seems to vex his high-handed brother to no end. But when he steps into a glittering ballroom on the night of his twenty-fifth birthday, the roguish young prince's life will be forever changed.
Beautiful. Graceful. Sensual. When Esmeralda steps into the center of the King's ballroom to perform for his youngest son's birthday, every eye in the room is glued to the tall, lithe Gypsy dancer. One pair of eyes seems to burn straight through her, and though she has worked endlessly to shield her heart, she finds her defenses slowly slipping away in the presence of the handsome prince. She cannot resist his devastating charm, nor is she immune to the earth shattering desire in his kiss. As she falls rapidly under his spell, Esmeralda dares to hope for a future she would never have thought possible.
With a deadly plot against the royal family surrounding him in danger and intrigue, Damien will face a decision he never thought he would have to make. Would he step up to claim a responsibility that should never have fallen to the third son? Or will he abandon it to risk all for love?
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This was a lovely story! A good old love story that gave that wonderful ending!
The story was a mix of twists and turns and not knowing what would happen next!
I enjoyed the experience P j Houry gave to the book because it made the characters real!
I felt that that Ezmarelda marrying at the end finally to the love of her life made me very emotional!
This was a wonderful romance, giving the warm feel good feeling by the end! There were a lot of unexpected twists and turns that made the book exciting and unpredictable! I would recommend this book and the others in the series to anyone that wants a romance from another time in history and fictional places!