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by Elizabeth Hoyt
Released: September 1, 2007
Series: Princes Trilogy #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing
…for some reason Viscount Simon Iddesleigh and Miss Lucy Craddock-Hayes didn’t capture my heart as the previous couple have.
I don’t know what it is about The Serpent Prince, but it is my least favourite in the Princes Trilogy, not that it is an awful book, it is really good, it contains an angsty hero and a very likable heroine who seem perfect for one another, it seems Elizabeth Hoyt really believes in the adage “opposites attract”. However, for some reason Viscount Simon Iddesleigh and Miss Lucy Craddock-Hayes didn’t capture my heart as the previous couple have.
Maybe it was the speed in which they feel in love, I know I shouldn’t moan about this, so many romances have true love in a matter of minutes that should I really whinge about characters falling in love after a week, after all in Romancelandia that’s practically a whole year. But, for some reason it jarred, Lucy was painted as being so straight forward and practical that it seemed out of character.
But, although the above things did niggle at me the one thing this book didn’t lack was passion and steamy sex. I am not sure if the Serpent Prince had more sex in it or not compared to the other books, but the love scenes between Lucy and Simon were fantastic. They were great not just because they were so damn hot but because you could really feel Simon’s need for Lucy, he desperately wanted and needed her and it really came across when they in bed banging like bunnies.
This remains one of my favourite historical romance trilogies, even if this isn’t my favourite book, it is full of humour, romance and really good writing and I highly recommend you give it a try.
*gasp* But what’s this! It’s a trilogy yet there is one more book…the mind boggles! The next book is called The Ice Princess, read our review HERE!
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?