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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Betraying the Prince by Debra Kayn

Celina, the eldest daughter of the Prince of Antakia has been sent away to the United States (California). The order comes from her father, who wants Celina to become the American woman she was meant to be, just like her mother. She is sent to live with Charles Randall in his home. Due to a series of misunderstandings, Celina believes she is to marry the much older man, but soon discovers her mistake. She is especially relieved when she sets eyes on Charles Randall’s son, Drake.

Drake Randall knows the secret of Celina’s past, one even she doesn’t know. He tries to keep his distance from this smart yet innocent coquette, but when Celina begins to entice him with her vast knowledge of the Kama Sutra, Drake’s resolve begins to waver. Can Drake hold off long enough for Celina to find the truth about her mother, or will he give in to his desires?

Wow, what can I say about this book? It was a wonderful story. Debra Kayn creates an interesting island with interesting customs. It’s great to see Celina slowly adapt to American culture while wrestling with her Antakian beliefs. I love the fact that the Antakian women were taught - since they hit puberty - Kama Sutra. I think that’s something they should consider here as well!

I really liked Drake’s character, too. Boyish, young, but strong and manly enough to fight for the woman he loves. Understated manliness, I like it! Rather refreshing from all the kind-hearted brutes I’m used to reading.

A funny, enticing and exciting story!

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