Prince Alexander of Cambridge.
Royal bad boy.
Exiled heir to the throne.
He isn’t Prince Charming. He’s controlling. He’s demanding. He’s dangerous. And I can’t say no to him.
We both have secrets—secrets that could tear us apart or drive us closer together—and as the paparazzi exposes each one, I have to decide just how far I’m willing to go for King and Country.
For readers 18 and up due to mature, erotic scenarios
For the girls who need a new fairytale.
I looked up, realizing a bit late that the smoke meant I wasn’t alone, and my hand clutched my chest reflexively when I caught sight of him. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and good lord, was he smokin’.
It wasn’t until he was out of sight, freeing me from the heady affect of his presence, that I realized I’d kissed a man without knowing his name.
And I wanted to do it again.
Clara struck me as extremely resilient. She never let anything keep her down for long and she did what she had to do to overcome her issues. She was very level headed, except, of course, when it came to her prince. Aside from making quite a few brash assumptions, she was a great character and I really enjoyed her story. She was a bit of a complex character. She was a strong girl, but still very fragile and vulnerable on the inside. She had quite a few insecurities, though she hid them well most of the time. She was a lot like Alexander in this way, I think they fit each other quite well.
I absolutely loved the supporting characters. Especially quirky Aunt Jane! She was always available for a laugh or kind word. And she gave the best advice. Something Clara was lacking from her own mother most times.
“Enjoy yourself,” she said, “and remember your heart.”
I stood and placed my cup in the sink. “Remember not to let it get broken?”
“Remember to take chances with it.” Jane said as she saw me to the door. “Otherwise, what’s the point of having one?”
Up until halfway through the book, I had a bit of an issue with the emotional “connection” the characters were supposed to have shared. Right when I felt like they were finally getting somewhere, finally opening up to each other, they seemed to hit a dead end and tried to solve it with sex. Clara would notice that Alexander was hurting, wouldn’t know what to do to help, so she would just initiate sex instead… That didn’t sit well with me and didn’t ring true to this inexplicable emotional connection that they supposedly shared. Their relationship was supposed to be so much more than sex, yet, for a lot of the book, it wasn’t explored. All we got was the sex. Hot sex, sure, Steamy, intense sex, definitely. But the emotional connection just wasn’t clear most of the time, and I wanted it so badly for these characters. Fortunately, at about the halfway mark, this became a non-issue for me, because the charactersfinally began to connect on a deeper level. So, although I do feel this was worth a mention, don’t fret– it doesn’t last forever!
Another thing I feel is worth mentioning, are the many similarities of the charaters to another royal family we all know. Was this intentional? Probably. Two brothers, a mother who has passed away, a family tragedy involving a car accident… Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? This didn’t take away from the story for me by any means, but I know some readers aren’t fans of this.
Although I devoured this story and loved all of the characters, I was very disappointed in Alexander in the end! I understood his struggles, but boy was he frustrating. I think I just expected more from him. Clara, however, made me proud! I’m so glad she stuck to her guns and did what was best for her. For King and Country ends quite abruptly and painfully. It got extremely emotional for me there at the end and I’m already impatient for the next book. I need to know how Clara and Alexander’s story will unfold. Overall, this was a fast paced, fun and entertaining read and I would definitely recommend it!
” You are my beautiful, Clara. That’s why I want to protect you from the world. That’s why I want to protect you from me.”