The Accidental Princess by Michelle Willingham
From dutiful debutante…

Lieutenant Michael Thorpe is a forbidden temptation for Lady Hannah Chesterfield. Etiquette demands Hannah ignore the shivers of desire his wicked gaze provokes, but he’s the only man to recognise her restless spirit, and her unawakened body is clamouring for his touch… …to passionate princess!

They are thrown together by scandal, and a defiant Hannah joins Michael on an adventure to uncover the secret of his birth – is this common soldier really a prince? If so, will the ordinary man who has taught Hannah the meaning of pleasure now make her his royal bride?


I have read a couple of Michelle Willingham's Viking novels but never any of her Victorian ones so I didn't know what to expect when I started this, especially since I've been a bit hit or miss with M&B Historicals in the past.

This seems to be the second book in a series that started with The Accidental Countess and continues with An Accidental Seduction. The characters from those books only made an appearance so the book stands nicely alone.

This book started a little slow but after a couple of chapters it really got going. Hannah seemed to epitomise the true Victorian girl with her morals and innocence and I loved the way she evolved throughout the book. Michael was also a good character - I love a brooding man! Together they had good, if not explosive chemistry, and interesting interactions.

The plot really kept my attention and was far-fetched but not so ridiculous that you couldn't get behind it. I felt it really flowed and once I got into the book I really enjoyed it.

If you're looking for a page-turning historical romance with interesting characters then I don't think you'll be disappointed with this book. 4 stars.



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