Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t…is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.
And a sacred promise keeps him there.
To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.
Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is theirs.
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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
Princess Lenora has been groomed her entire life to become Queen however she never expected to have to not only handle her grief and loneliness but to take control of the throne when she was only 19 years old. Her upbringing has ensured that she must appear unemotional and closed off to those around her but the one person she could truly be herself around was her best friend Thomas and he loved her for who she was not that she was the Queen.
She is being pressured by the Council to marry and she knows that she must do what is best for her country however the only person she could imagine marrying was Thomas. When he is unable to be the one he suggests his brother Edward in his stead. Edward agrees to do as his brother requests and he sees through her stiff façade to the woman she truly is, and rather than the arranged marriage they were planning he wants to be her Prince for real.
Lenora is strong, independent and determined to do right by Edward and her country. Edward is by her side to support her in whatever capacity she needs and to make her life easier. Emotion, humor and hot chemistry make this couple magic and have you believing in happy ever afters.