Review: The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Review: The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Serpent Prince

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: September 1, 2007
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Princes Trilogy #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 362



…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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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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pam howell

I think I have this in my massve TBR pile


That’s funny! This one was my favorite of the series. I just loved Simon.

Maria D.

Good review – I have to check to see if I have this series or not – Thanks for sharing

Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review Suz.


Sounds good-thanks Suz!