Read Servant of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane #1) Online Free - Alison Quinn, Countess of Waxwold, is content with her bookish life—until she’s summoned to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Tremontane’s mother for six months. Even the prospect of access to the Royal Library doesn’t seem enough to make up for her sacrifice, but Alison is prepared to do her service to the Crown. What she’s not prepared for is Prince Anthony North, Queen Zara’s playboy brother, who’s accustomed to getting what he wants—including the Countess of Waxwold.
When the fallout from an unfortunate public encounter throws the two of them together, Alison has no interest in becoming the Prince’s next conquest. But as the weeks pass, Alison discovers there’s more to Anthony than she—or he—realized, and their dislike becomes friendship, and then something more—until disaster drives Alison away, swearing never to return.
Then Alison is summoned by the Queen again, this time to serve as Royal Librarian. A threat to Tremontane’s government, with her treasured Library at stake, draws Alison into the conflict…and into contact with Anthony once more. Can they work together to save the Royal Library and Tremontane? And can she open her heart to love again?
|Title||:||Servant of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||405 pages|
June 05, 2017
4.5 stars. Oh my gosh this was lovely and I had so many feels. I loved it so much more than I expected to- and it was nothing like I thought it would be.
But a few words of precaution- this is a historical fiction / romance and there's really no plot outside of the romance until the second half (...
June 24, 2017
99c Kindle sale, June 24, 2017. Great comfort read if you like romance-oriented fantasy. Plus a library! This fantasy world (or more specifically, this country in this fantasy world) has kind of a Victorian era vibe to it, with just a little magic.
2016 update: I'm bumping this up to 5 stars on re...
September 25, 2017
2.5 stars notched up to 3 because the 2nd half of the book saves the day.
1st Part: very slow-pace with an aggravating & overdramatic romance-plot,
2nd Part: finally the story picks up speed we get to the political intrigue and some much-needed action.
This book had great potential but the 1s...
June 25, 2017
Mh, no. The premise is interesting and I can't resist the lure of book-related things in my reads, but this one sadly fell short on all accounts. Flat cookie-cutter characters, little worldbuilding, no momentum, unbelievable behaviors, a thin plot, the word "blotchy" repeated 24 times to describe...
April 04, 2017
April 2017 reread
An audiobook version of this was released this month and my daughter (who uses my Audible account) asked if we could get it. Well that's a duh, as audiobooks are about the only way she'll actually read her mother's novels. Anyway, I was curious how the production turned out so I...
February 29, 2016
If you loved Seraphina for the fantasy mixed with political intrigue, I recommend this book! While there are no dragons, the mix of a strong heroine, dynamic characters, and excellent writing is sure to satisfy.
See my full review on my blog at http://blog.lrwlee.com/2015/09/02/my-...
August 01, 2015
I'm going to preface this review by saying that I wanted to like this book so badly. I mean, it's billed as a mix of regency-style romance novel, high fantasy, and library politics, so obviously I bought it on release day. Unfortunately, while this was an inventive book, it was throttled by its o...
October 20, 2016
This is quite possibly the most boring romance ever written ever. Maybe if there was anything else going on in the story besides the romance (anything- like Anthony having a pet bunny that speaks with a French accent or something, ANYTHING!), then maybe I would try to finish it. But there is lite...
April 13, 2017
I think I enjoyed the political intrigue more than the romance. Heroine was constantly whining about how all men only wanted her for her hot body, good looks, title, and money. Any compliment or look from a man made her jump to the conclusion that he was a dirty pervert.
Prince Anthony did make a...
September 08, 2015
Please, let me start this review with an apology to the author and a request for her and her family to skip reading my words. They are blunt, maybe unnecessarily so. So, please, avoid it at all.
[The use of please is the british one, not the american. It's really a plea...:)]
Expectations are a b...