Review: The Ice Princess by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted June 3, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: The Ice Princess by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Ice Princess

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 15, 2010
Series: Princes Trilogy #4
Pages: 42
 

 

 

 

 
Elizabeth Hoyt takes us back to the Princes Trilogy with this wonderful novella, The ICE PRINCESS.

Beautifully written and enchanting, Hoyt continues to be one of my top favorite Historical Romance authors. Not many are able to capture my attention as much as Hoyt has, especially with a novella. But Hoyt manages to do this again and again.

THE ICE PRINCESS brings us readers into the bawdy houses of England and more specifically to Aphrodite’s Grotto. They make a business out of sin and Coral aka Aphrodite is its queen. Forced to sell her virginity to the highest bidder to feed herself and her sister, Coral has been a prostitute since she was fourteen. Now at twenty-four, she is no longer selling her body, but men still yearn for just one touch.

Men including the handsome Captain Wargate.

In a move only meant to make some money, Coral finds herself the object of desire when several men bid for one week of her time. Shocked and a little scared for her safety, she holds her breath as she finds out the results. And in the end, the winner shocks her when he does something unexpected…

I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. It was short, but filled with all the good things Hoyt brings to the table. There is suspense, there is sexiness and there is seduction and Hoyt does it all to perfection. I only wish this were a novel because I felt that there was so much more to the characters that readers did not get to see. Nevertheless, it was nice to go back to this series to read about Wargate and Coral.

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About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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I love Elizabeth Hoyt!! I’m adding this to my TBR, cuz I don’t think it will be on audio since it’s only a novella, but I have to check if there are any plans for this series to come out on audio. I haven’t read any of them, I guess the first book would be a good place to start since this is already # 4.
Thanks you Ann 🙂

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Thanks for the author/series recommend Ann!

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Good review! I haven’t read this series but it sounds like something I would enjoy reading and I love historical romances.

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Thanks babe! You’re right, I don’t think it will be on audiobook, sorry 🙁

Thanks Timitra!

Thanks MAria, I just love Hoyt’s work!

Ann

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I didn’t know this novella existed! I love this trilogy. Off to find it. Thank you for the wonderful reviews of this great series.