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( Read E-pub ) Ç Protected by the Prince Ù Prince Alaric Of Ruvingia Is As Wild And Untamed As The Remote Kingdom He Rules Women Fight To Warm His Royal Bed, But He Ensures That None Outstays Her Welcome Then Reserved, Bespectacled Archivist Tamsin Connors Uncovers A Shocking State SecretNow Tamsin Has Alaric S Undivided Attention And He Finds Himself Drawn To Her Burgeoning Purity Duty Demands Only A Temporary Arrangementbut Soon Their Powerful Passion Is Enough To Fuel A Lifetime S Love Heroine was so annoying, I wanted to slap her. Annie West couldn t write a bad book if she tried Because of that, I have high expectations Also, I messed up I read Prince of Scandal first, and I loved that so much I am not big on the modern royalty theme, but she made me buy in hook, line and sinker with that book So that s why I didn t like this one as much I just didn t connect to Alaric as much as I did with his cousin Raul Alaric seemed , I don t know if callous is the word I did feel sympathy for his journey and his losses, but I felt that he didn t show the sensitivity that Tamsin needed At the end of the day, I felt that Tamsin was too good for him Maybe it s because Tamsin had some serious self esteem issues, and she was sort of a babe in the woods I kind of felt like she was in over her head and he was manipulating her That s what was off about this book.Also, he s too much of a rich playboy type for me I m not saying he wouldn t make a good ruler I just think that he has some character development he needs to do Maybe Tamsin will be good for him, tempering out his tendency to be impulsive and wild in his emotions I did like the proposal scene and the ending That was quite romantic.For a reader who likes the Cinderella theme, the normal heroine who gets swept off her feet by an experienced, wordly prince, this book will probably be very enjoyable It s well written, with good atmosphere, sexual tension and love scenes, a vulnerable, likable heroine, and a nice dose of angst That s why I gave it four stars even though Alaric didn t quite catch me as a hero. Protected by the Prince is a prequel to Prince of Scandal and it is also pretty decent Prince Alaric was the second child, always made to feel in adequate and certain events that happened when he was in the army and his elder brother s death clinched it He doesn t consider himself worthy Tamsyn is scholarly and she is working on some research and also recovering from having her heart broken by a man who used her intelligence to move forward in life Tamsyn was born to older parents who never really had time for her and hence she found solace in books and work Though she is young she dresses up primly She comes to the palace to meet Prince Alaric with an explosive revelation, he may be the King and not his cousin Alaric is alarmed and scared He does not want to be the king but agrees a closer investigation is required He also decides to keep a closer eye on her, like all typical HP s he s arrogant and tries to seduce Tamsyn, but the tables are turned on him and in the end he pays for his duplicity I liked the book, the end was well done.Rating 3.5 NOTE If you are a fan of series romance in general, you and I probably have VERY different tastes in our leisure reading, and you subsequently probably won t like this review Sorry No offense intended.I m embarrassed to admit that I even tried to read this, but after enjoying the discussion of the novel on some of my favorite archivist blogs e.g here , I thought it would be fun, the way the theologian and historian in me finds Dan Brown novels fun And maybe it would have been, if I could have gotten past the painfully cliched style But I just couldn t force myself to keep reading I am having a difficult time describing how bad the writing was without resorting to profanity Apparently there is a market for this kind of writing, but that fact, too, boggles the mind It s too bad, because I think I would have enjoyed joining in the mockery of the inept depiction of the archival profession and the ludicrous implausibility of the fictional principality, but it just wasn t worth enduring the purple prose to get there Really, the fact that something this astonishingly bad managed to get published should be a source of hope and or possibly despair, depending on how you look at it to aspiring writers everywhere.For all that, this book has not failed to make a positive cultural contribution, for without it we might not have the perplexing phrase burgeoning purity in our descriptive lexicon, nor enjoy the lolcats version of the story.