A Perfect Escape.
Nadja Aleksander has everything she could ever want in life, except her freedom. Skipping out on her engagement, to a man her controlling father has chosen for her, Nadja books passage on the first spaceship she can find. Bound for a planet of primitive humanoid males, Nadja plans on finding a simple, hard working man who will allow her to live out her days in total obscurity.
A Perfect Mistake.
Prince Olek of Draig, royal ambassador, is pleased with his refined and blushing bride. When she chooses him to be her life mate, appearing happy in her decision, his heart soars-until the next morning when his new little Princess wants nothing to do with him. Olek doesn't know what he's done to upset his alluring bride, but he is determined to reignite the spark that burned the night they met.
Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.
Nadja has been controlled all her life but when her father takes a step too far, she does the only thing she can do, she runs! Nadja has a cunning plan though, get on a ship and get as far away as possible and when she boards one that's part of Galaxy Brides it seems like the answer to her prayers. Quirixilian, a primitive planet in the far reaches of the galaxy, needs more women and surely if Nadja can perhaps find a nice simple working guy, maybe a farmer or something similar, she can disappear forever and finally get the peace she seeks.
Prince Olek of Draig believes in the power of his birth crystal and when it lights up for the delicious looking female, he knows he will do anything he can to get her to see reason and claim him as hers. She's clearly passionate and yet so sweet with her blushes, although as custom dictates they are not to converse too much on their first night, it's hard to understand just why she's so adamant that he be a working man. As Olek is the royal ambassador, he understands work but in the morning his lovely bride is angry and feels he tricked her! Why wouldn't Nadja want to become his princess? More to the point, just why is she refusing to share his bed? Olek has weathered many stormy confrontations in his role as ambassador but being a husband is his greatest challenge yet!
I truly enjoyed revisiting these characters and love that this expanded edition of the Perfect Prince allows the reader to get much more detail and character interactions. Nadja is not kick ass or anything, but she's a worker and truly wants to help others through the knowledge she has gained working with her father. Olek is such a sweetie. Perhaps not as intense as some of the other princes but he never doubts that Nadja is the woman meant for him. I think it was his side of this story that made the romance feel believable. Does Nadja ever stop giving him the cold shoulder? Will her father find her? Not everyone is happy to see the Galaxy Brides and there's danger stalking the corridors of the Draig palace and it looks as if Nadja will have to make hard decisions.
Perfect Prince is such a fun read and these books do all connect giving an even greater appreciation of just what makes these Draig princes tick. This series was my first foray into Sci-Fi romance and it's still as good today as when I first read it. Love the characters and can't wait to read what happens next.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.