The Prince and I by Karen Hawkins
Publisher: Pocket Books
Max Romanovin is the warrior prince for Oxenburg. When he is escorting his grandmother to a house party that is deep in the Highlands they find themselves at the sword point of a group of ruffians. The group is led by a man that the locals call the Scottish Robin Hood. The prince is battle-savvy enough to instantly realize that something is off about the thief. It is isn’t the Scottish accent either. It is the fact that the “he” is actually a “she”.
Lady Murian is out for revenge against the earl that killed her husband and stole his birthright. She is now living in the woods with her family’s retainers that have also been banished. She and her band of men rob the rich nobles that are visiting the evil earl just so that they can stay alive. She gets much more than she expected when she ambushes the Prince of Oxenburg’s golden coach. When the prince finds out her true identity she is no longer sure who is the thief and is afraid the prince might just be the real thief of her heart.
This is the second book in a series that is proving to be a lot of fun to read. It also will have readers wanting the next book right away to see what else will happen in this series. While each book can be read as a standalone they are greatly more enjoyable when the reader reads the books in order. The story also proves to be hard to put down once the reader starts as they will want to know what is going to happen next and just how things will end for Max and Murian and if they will be able to overcome the obstacle that are in their way.
I give this one 5 red roses