Saturday, July 25, 2015

REVIEW: Alexander & Rebecca by Marianne Knightly

24870885Alexander & Rebecca by Marianne Knightly
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

Meet the Royals of Valleria, a country as old as the fall of the Roman Empire. The current king and patriarch rules with his beloved queen. Nine children, ranging from the eldest twins to the youngest son, watch over the country they love and care for. Bound by honor, duty, and each other, follow their lives as they fall in love, face tragedies, and triumph against the evils facing them. 

Alexander & Rebecca (Royals of Valleria #1) 

Rebecca Campo loves her work. Chief of Staff to Princess Catharine, her best friend and Prince Alexander’s twin sister, she travels all over the world, meets with other royalty, and lives a life she could never have dreamt possible. Having grown up alongside the royal family, she can almost forget they’re royalty; well, all except one. Prince Alexander is every woman's dream, and he seems to want her. Even after their passions overtake them, Rebecca still doesn’t believe they are meant for forever because she’s only a commoner, not a future queen. 

Prince Alexander, heir to the throne of Valleria, takes his duties very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that he’s followed duty over pursuing the woman he’s loved for years. However, now it’s time for him to marry, and he’s tired of waiting. He’ll pursue her despite royal objections, and despite her own. Unexpectedly, a death threat is made against the Prince and the whole family goes on alert. What no one counted on, however, was Rebecca getting caught in the crossfire. 

I've been looking forward to this one so I finally bit the bullet and decided to read it.

While the story was enjoyable, it was also really....sweet. I don't mean that in a bad way, but it was sweet. From the first moment that you meet Alexander, you know immediately that he's already in love with Rebecca. There wasn't any build up to him discovering his feelings, they were fully formed. So he set out to tell her point blank and make her his.

The book was dual POV but even though that was the case, I had a hard time really feeling like Rebecca loved Alex the way he loved her. Yes, I she had a crush and was attracted to him, but the all encompassing "in love" feeling wasn't there for me.

The best part of the story was the suspense part of it. I thought the author did a great job with that part, building up to it and the reveal of the bad guy.

Overall, this was an enjoyable book. I can't wait to read the others in the series.

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