Romance Review: To Catch a Princess by Caridad Pineiro

To Catch a Princess

Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the twenty-first century! Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to whom she is unwillingly betrothed…When a series of high-end jewelry heists threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of her true love.

Title: To Catch a Princess
Author: Caridad Pineiro
Series: Gambling on Love
Publisher:  Entangled: Suspense
Format: ebook from publisher
ISBN: 162266132X
Genre: Romance
Release date: Expected publication: August 26th 2013
Number of pages: 250

I had no idea this was actually the second book in a series and discovered only after already halfway in, but it can be read as a stand alone with no problem because the story is more a romance than a investigation. We have a few glimpses of the first book and the couple is living happily ever after.

But the story is actually about Princess Tatiana discovering a few secrets and falling in love. When I first discovered her parents had already arranged a marriage, it was actually quite disturbing, but the guy is a prince and not half bad, the only problem is she never saw him and can’t shake the feeling this is completely wrong. She wants to fall in love and live a normal life without the splendor and paparazzi in every corner.

Peter is really nice and he had a rough life, but chose a completely different place to live and now he’s a cop. Strange right, but his father is still meddling and now he has to marry a princess, not the most difficult thing for him, because he likes her already and she is his best friend sister. But the story is story is more than just a romance and Peter is also investigating a series of robberies, and Tatiana could be a victim in the very near future.

So Peter is now her bodyguard and it’s trying to keep everything save while they discover this new relationship. I liked the romance and Peter, but Tatiana for me was just okay.


Series in Order

#1 – The Prince’s Gamble
#2 – To Catch a Princess

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Letters from Home (Harlequin Blaze, #474) (Uniformly Hot!, #6)

Subject: Levi McPherson, Army Ranger.Current status: Active duty.
Mission: Locate a sexy, unidentified correspondent. Conduct very private negotiations
Obstacle: Natalie Rowland, longtime star of his X-rated dreams…
Levi McPherson’s tour of duty has an unexpected benefit: anonymous red-hot love letters Someone he knows is mailing the rugged soldier her very explicit fantasies. And he’s loving every word.
On an unexpected leave home, he discovers his sexy secret admirer–Natalie Rowland, the longtime star of his own X-rated dreams
But he’s not letting Natalie know her cover’s blown…yet. That way, the exquisite pleasure of fulfilling each and every one of her naughty ideas is all his–and “hers.”…