Jessabelle Keller would happily spend her entire life in obscurity, but her father once saved the life of a future king. Before he dies, her father is committed to seeing that king make good on his promise to have one of his sons marry her so she would be taken care of for life.
No sooner than Prince Malachi and Jessabelle return from their honeymoon, they find themselves dealing with both private trauma and the very public drama of groundless accusations from the press. Just as they begin to weave their fragile trust back together, a ghost from the king’s past arrives and threatens everything they’ve ever held dear.
Secrets have a funny way of coming out and this one could rip the faith of the country in their leaders to shreds. Malachi is determined to protect Jessabelle no matter what it takes, but will it ever be enough for her to not feel like a Hand-Me-Down Princess?
You know those stories about modern girls finding out they are really princesses? This is definitely right up that alley, but I love them. And this one in particular had a bit of a mystery to it which really made it impossible to put down. Jessabelle has a lot to overcome, being thrown into the princess role against her wishes, but at least Malachi is a gentleman about it, unlike some other men in the story.
I have to say, this is the first book in a series, but it's actually the second series in a set and there was a lot of previous information that it would have been nice to have. It stands alone okay, but I would rather read the others first. Lucky for you, the first book in the overall series, Good Enough for a Princess, is free on Amazon Kindle so you can get hooked in yourself! I may have also read that one in the last week and it did not disappoint.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hand Me Down Princess, go HERE.
Carol Moncado is hanging out with her husband, four kids, and a dog who weighs less than most hard cover books. She prefers watching NCIS to just about anything, except maybe watching Castle, or Girl Meets World with her kids. She believes peanut butter M&Ms are the perfect food and Dr. Pepper should come in an IV. When not watching her kids – and the dog – race around her big backyard in Southwest Missouri, she’s teaching American Government at a local community college. She’s a founding member and President of MozArks ACFW, category coordinator for First Impressions, blogger at InspyRomance, and represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency.