Castles, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (7 ratings)


From Julie Garwood, the undisputed queen of romance, comes her classic historical romance of princesses and noblemen! Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land.

To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society.

But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled.

Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone...yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul.

As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever.

Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Romance
  • ISBN: 9780671744205



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Above average fun readable romance with a portion of thriller mixed into the brew.

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After Rowena reviewed this I kept thinking about it and decided I had to re-read. While I enjoyed parts of it, I'd forgotten that this is one of my least favorite books.<br/><br/>Colin acts like such a condescending jerk to Alesandra most of the time I found I was just annoyed with him. He doesn't give her the credit she deserves for anything. While that was cute in the beginning, the longer his attitude wore on the less I enjoyed the book. By the time he realizes his mistakes and apologizes, I'd had enough of his high handed ways. Especially since he constantly "forbids" Alesandra from doing things.<br/><br/>For her part Alesandra was a good heroine, but I felt she became somewhat of a doormat toward the end. The way she constantly gave in frustrated me.<br/><br/>There are some wonderfully humorous and/or touching moments, but they weren't enough to save the story for me.

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Great Garwood Regency. Sigh-worthy, but lacks a four star rating because the prose is just not up to the pinnacle (Loretta Chase) and the hero and heroine are not quite as endearing as Garwood's best--Jaime and Alec.

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Princess Alesandra needs a husband quickly, and she's determined to find one. Colin, younger son of the Duke of Williamshire, would fill the bill - except he's not enthused about the prospect, even given Alesandra's fortune. But like it or not, Alesandra is Colin's responsibility, and when her husband-seeking and inquiries into the disappearance of several of the ton ladies endanger her safety, Colin is forced to take a hand.Part of a loose series involving Colin's older brother Caine and business partner Nathan, both of whom make brief appearances with their wives. A good read/re-read for a relaxing afternoon.

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Fun Julie Garwood Regency with all the winsome humor I've come to expect from her. This wraps up her Crown Spies series, which was really delightful! I highly recommend the whole series! Alesandra and Colin make a good couple here and she is another adorable JG heroine who drives her alpha husband crazy! As usual, Colin is not ready to fall in love, but falls for Alesandra anyway. She is amazingly beautiful - and a princess! She also happens to have a lot of hidden talents as well - as is so often the case with Garwood's heroines. Despite Colin's reluctance to admit he's in love, she bides her time, she knows he loves her and he'll let her know when he's ready. She is confident of this and thankfully, the storyline didn't turn into some sort of melodramatic hand wringing "you don't love me!" sort of thing - although there was the usual tension, attempted kidnappings, but that's Garwood fare. The humor made it!

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