Two feuding families…one redeeming love.
Vet Francesca has started a new life in the Baldasseri’s kingdom. But she’s hiding a sensational secret—she’s really a Visconti princess! And the Viscontis have been feuding with the Baldasseris for generations… When handsome Prince Vincenzo Baldasseri brings his dog in for treatment, there is a powerful connection between them from the get-go! Dare Francesca reveal the truth? And is their love strong enough to overcome all their obstacles?
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 256
Date of Publication: January 25, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Francesca is about to treat Prince Vincenzo Baldasseri's precious dog. As a vet, she intends on things being strictly business. However, she finds herself more than drawn to the handsome prince. There are two strong reasons that she cannot even think of acting on it. For one thing, he is engaged - to her cousin. More importantly, she is actually a Visconti princess and the two families have been feuding for decades.
It doesn't take Francesca and Vincenzo long to realize how very much they like one another. In fact, when Vincenzo reveals that his engagement was called off - and that it was an arranagement that did not include personal feelings - Francesca's resolve to resist her growing feelings weaken. However, how will they get past the feud that neither of their families intends on letting go?
This clean romance story of forbidden love showed two hearts destined to be together. both finding a way to overcome the obstacles facing them. This enjoyable story was a quick read from start to finish, with a lovely tale of love that did indeed bring two families together.
Many thanks to Harlequin Romance and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
Please enjoy the following excerpt:
Excerpt, FALLING FOR THE BALDASSERI PRINCE by Rebecca Winters
Much as he’d wanted to take her to a restaurant, he didn’t want to create publicity until the news of his broken engagement had circulated and died down. For now, this kind of excursion would have to do. Despite saying goodbye to Karl, he couldn’t remember the last time he’d been this relaxed and happy. She’d made all the difference.
Once he’d driven her to the apartment complex, he shut off the engine and turned to her. “I want to thank you for helping me get through this day.”
“To be honest, it helped me too,” came her unexpected response without looking at him. “I find I’m attached to all my patients, especially ones that look like my last dog. Karl headed the list. Daniel says I need to toughen up, but I have a feeling there’s no cure for it.”
Every word out of her mouth enchanted him. He had to see her again. “Since you told me Daniel asked you to watch some videos on the Biosphere Reserve, I thought you might be interested in meeting the biologist who used to work with Dr. Zenger. The conservation board is meeting Tuesday evening at the information center here in Zernez. The chief ranger of the park will be speaking.”
“I would absolutely love it!” she exclaimed without hesitation. “I was envious when Daniel told me Dr. Zenger helped take care of some of the animals up there. What time does this meeting start and I’ll drive over.”
“Seven o’clock. The information center consists of three buildings. The meeting will take place in the Planta-Wildenberg castle. I’ll look for you there.”
“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity, and for the dinner.” She started to get out of the car.
“It was my pleasure. See you there.”
He waited until he could see she was safely inside her apartment, then he left for home with a new excitement. Only three more days before he saw her again.