When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey is a sweet romantic story. Alana is a princess who is kidnapped and raised by a guardian who was supposed to assassinate her. She’s taught every skills that fits a princess and after 18 yrs is returning to her homeland to prevent the cold war and political turmoil in her state. Alan thinks it would be easy to claim her place being unaware that there’s been impostors plenty craving the “princess” status. As the captain of the army, Christoph is asked by the king to use whatever methods to uncover the truth, It made for some interesting reading as no amount of soul baring can make Christoph believe in Alana

There are enough twists and turns in the story that keeps the reader entertained. My only complaint is that there was no use of Alana’s fighting skills used in the story. I would have loved her to stand along with Christoph and fight the baddies, since there’s so much mention about how much skilled she is.

Loved the atmospheric feel in the story with most things happening during snow storms and such and the best part, having a cheeky Henry as a carrier of messages. Lovely!

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Forced to flee Napoleon’s rampaging army on the continent, orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for a queen. Now, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she learns the shocking secret of her birthright. Can it be true? Is she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia? Persuaded by her guardian to return to their homeland to quell a bloody revolt, Alana finds herself in an isolated, mountainous country whose customs strike her as medieval!

With controversy and intrigue brewing around the beautiful newcomer, Christoph Becker, the captain of the palace guards, arrests Alana on suspicion that she is either a wily imposter or a seductive spy working for the shadowy figures determined to depose the king. No stranger himself to seduction, Christoph uses every means at his disposal to draw the truth from his alluring prisoner, even if he must lay his own life on the line to protect her from harm. Now, as a fiery passion flares between Alana and the man who has wrongly imprisoned her, the fate of a nation rests in their hands and on their hearts.

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