Published by Inkitt on September 9th 2017
Genres: New Adult
I received this book for free from Inkitt in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
One second Catherine believes that she is a normal girl, the next she finds herself betrothed to a Prince. Together they are thrust into a world of political intrigue, ancient oaths, & deadly mystery.
All Cat wants is to make it through her final exams and to get into a good university but that is put on hold when two men show up on her doorstep and tell her she is the last descendant of an ancient and forgotten royal bloodline. Not only that, but they offer her the chance of a lifetime trip to spend the summer living it up in castles and yachts off the coast of France. The only hitch is that she has to be a brooding prince's arm candy.
A summer of parties and beaches changes faster than the tides when old secrets begin to be unearthed and blood binding decrees are called upon.
Can truth and love survive when the path to the throne and crown is riddled with deception and daggers?
Catherine is a normal girl waiting to finish out her senior year with her best friends. All that changes when two men from a country of the coast of France come to tell her she is the lost princess. They have her come to the country where she finds she is betrothed to the second son Leopold. The men failed to tell her that Hector the oldest had abdicated his right to the throne. Ancient law between their two countries deems that they are betrothed. Catherine gets to know Leopold and is surprised where the relationship takes them.
In an Oyster Shell – The story was imaginative with a swoon-worthy romance.
The Pearls – The story reminds me slightly of Princess Diaries where there is a lost princess. The difference is Catherine is automatically betrothed to the Prince of the neighboring country. This makes for an interesting story.
The made-up countries made for a fun setting. There were ancient rules and traditions that governed these countries. They were rich with a heritage which was really imaginative. It was fun to follow Cat as she learned about the two countries.
The romance was the best part. Leopold was a bad boy that gets reformed when Cat comes into the picture. The romance is nicely paced growing over time.
The Sand – The main character goes by a different name in the story than what is in the synopsis. The storyline was a little awkwardly paced.