Today Kathleen Samuels’ is stopping by to share the release of her new romance, THE CROWN PRINCESS with us! Check it out and grab your copy today!
Title: The Crown Princess
Author: Kathleen Samuels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Dependable Crown Princess of Cordova, Gwen, is dreading the day she gives up her life for her country. With the day of coronation looming, Gwen decides to make a bucket list of crazy things she wants to do before the big day. Taking her list, she travels to Las Vegas, a place where no one will question wild behavior and she can be just another normal person on vacation in sin city. Enlisting the help of Alex, a notorious entitled playboy, she finds herself checking off more than just the items on the list. Is she willing to risk it all and take a chance at falling in love?
Fiercely independent Alex, the black sheep of his family, was raised in the hotel business. Breaking out on his own, he built a successful Resort and Casino on the strip in Las Vegas. When Gwen asks for Alex’s help on completing her list of ‘bad girl’ activities he readily accepts. Who else knows how to let loose but the Billionaire Playboy himself. But as he starts helping her with the list, he begins to realize that this Princess might be worth trading in his bad boy image.
“Good morning.” Alex’s voice rang through the kitchen.
Startled, Gwen shoved her list into the pocket of her skirt. “Good morning,” she squeaked.
Oh my God, I sound ridiculous.
What did this man have to make her act so out of character? Keeping her eyes fixed on her bowl of cereal, she cleared her throat, sipped her water, and desperately tried to pull herself together. The quiet stillness of the kitchen made her raise her eyes.
There he stood, lounging against the counter in all his glory, a faint tremor of amusement in his expression. Slowly, he raised his coffee to his perfectly formed lips. Without breaking eye contact, he stated what she feared.
“So, we’re attracted to one another, am I right?”
Choking, she spat water over the counter.
“I think if we got it out there, acknowledge the fact that we both can visualize the other naked, something we both want, then we can move on. You can’t tell me you haven’t done that. Visualized me naked, I mean.”
Gwen groaned. This man was crazy.
Correct, but still crazy.
Buying time, she carefully wiped up the spewed liquid, ever conscious of his playful smile. As she saw it, two options presented themselves. Admit an attraction and see how he responded. Which might be fantastic. It could lead to a short affair, not only making her trip more enjoyable than she ever thought, but also crossing off one of her bucket list items.
She could almost hear her sister’s voice encouraging her. It would be exactly what Petra would do. Was that so bad? This was the whole reason she came here. To be more like her siblings and less like her old self, a fuddy-duddy aristocrat.
Her only other option—denial—didn’t seem like a great answer. Glancing up at Alex, she knew he would see through that blatant lie, anyway.
“Okay, yes. There is attraction.” Now what?
Kathleen Samuels knew the moment she picked up a Sweet Valley High book that happily ever after endings were the only books to read. She began writing in junior high school, determined to become an author someday. After college, she became a teacher for children with disabilities, still writing in her spare time. Joining Romance Writers of America in 2011 focused her efforts and she created The Royals of Cordova series. Kathleen is a collector of everything based on the Cinderella story and truly believes she will find her Prince Charming one day. Until then, she will write about them in her books. Kathleen makes her home in Southern California with her two college age children and little Tibetan Spaniel, Jack.