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The Princess In His Bed

The Princess In His Bed, November 2010
by Lila DiPasqua

Berkley Sensation
336 pages
ISBN: 0425237001
EAN: 9780425237007
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"Lusty retellings readers will love"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Princess In His Bed
Lila DiPasqua

Reviewed by Teia Collier
Posted September 17, 2010

Romance Anthology | Romance Erotica Sensual

Luscious, sweetly romantic, and lusty define the spicy retelling of the classic fairy tales that flow from the pen of Lila DiPasqua in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED: A FIERY TALES COLLECTION. I started reading this collection while sitting at a local winery and found myself happily reading well into the night. Not the fairy tales that I grew up with, but deeply delicious and satisfying. Set in the court of Louis XIV, DiPasqua provides a sophisticated and decadent glimpse into the lives of courtiers as she spins her tales using the classic frameworks of The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea. All three re- workings (The Marquis' New Clothes, The Lovely Duckling and The Princess and the Diamonds) are excellent. Each is touching and sensuous in a different way, though I found The Lovely Duckling to be my favorite because the redemptive power of love and forgiveness wins the day.

Loosely connected, the three fiery tales depend on strong- minded heroines you can relate to, breathtaking carnally gifted male leads, and lush, historical elements that enrich rather than distract from the story and scenery. DiPasqua writes with a comfortable elegance and grace, and in turn, crafts sexy collection that readers will love. Fans of historical romance, adventure romps, and the French court will be happy and at home.

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SUMMARY

The author of the "luscious, sexy" (New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Holt) Awakened by a Kiss returns with a new collection of erotic fairy tales that would make even the Grimm Brothers blush, inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the Pea." The Marquis' New Clothes: To search his wardrobe for a missing ring, Aimee will have to get very close to the seductive Marquis de Nattes, and soon finds that his clothes-and hers-are utterly forgotten... The Lovely Duckling: Joseph d'Alumbert will stop at nothing to peel away the inhibitions of Emilie de Sarron and reveal the beautiful swan inside... The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can't sleep. There is something hard in her bed. Not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress- but the handsome marquis on it.


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