by Kate Bateman
Series: Bow Street Bachelors #3
Genres: Historical Romance
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A princess in disguise is forced to live with a rogue in order to protect her from danger in this fun, sexy regency romance.
Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn't believe in love―until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess, however, Seb realizes her air of innocence was too good to be true.
Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain 'Anna Brown'. With a dangerous traitor hot on her trail, her best option is to accept Wolff's offer of protection―and accommodation―at his gambling hell. But living in such close quarters, and aiding Wolff in his Bow Street cases, fans the flames of their mutual attraction. If Anya's true identity is revealed, does their romance stand a chance? Could a princess ever marry a rogue?
A runaway Russian Princess and a handsome, reluctant Earl. Yes, please. The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman is the third book in the Bow Street Runner series and gives readers Sebastien Wolff, the Earl of Mowbray romance.
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The prologue shares her escape from Russia before we arrive in London.
- First Date: Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain ‘Anna Brown’ and was fortunate to secure a job as a companion to Sebastian’s grandmother, the dowager duchess. The two do not meet there, however, they meet somewhere far more scandalous. Sebastian is busy working a case on the docks involving a dead Russian, but he cannot stop thinking about Anna.
- Second Date: It seems Anna cannot escape her past, and the dowager duchess plans to help her by whisking her off to the countryside, but those plans are thwarted. Anna soon finds herself staying in the apartments of the Wolffe. Sebastian lives above the gaming hall he and his friends own. I loved the tension, the knowing, the seduction. It was divine.
- Third Date: While others know who she is, Sebastian is shocked and of course sets their relationship back even as he swears to protect her. Swoons, startling discovers and reckons kept me flipping the pages until its conclusion.
I had such a good time with this story. It was a fun reimagining of the Russian Princess. While not historically accurate, the romance was swoon-worthy, and I loved the meddling and teasing from key characters of this series.
While this is the third book in the series, each contains its own romance. Be warned though, you’ll want to go back and read the others.A runaway Russian Princess and a handsome, reluctant Earl. Yes, please. You'll want to devour The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman #HistoricalRomance #BowStreetRunner #NewRelease Click To Tweet