I was enthusiastic about reading this book months ago when I found out there would be another in the Princess Affair series. Nell Stark consistently puts out quality books that have been well researched and have exciting characters. I am a fan of the way she gives significant background information, without it taking over the story and stifling the romance. The Princess and the Prix is no exception, it is a quality read.
Alix is a princess who totally does not act like a “princess”. She is Serene Highness Pommelina Alix Louise Canella of Monaco, but more importantly she is a highly intellectual woman who cares deeply for the plight of those less fortunate. Alix’s life has been 100% focused on her studies and then pursing her humanitarian efforts in East Africa. She has never given much thought to love or relationship.
Thalia d’Angelis is all about fast cars, fast women and not giving a damn about what anyone else thinks. She is an unapologetic cad. Thalia is an up and coming Formula One driver, who wants to be the first woman in history to stand atop the podium.
I thought the book was good, but it left me wanting in the romantic fuzzy feeling kind of way. While I adored Alix and her transformation, I was really drawn to how smart and cognizant she was. Alix’s mental wheels were always turning and evaluating the interactions with other characters, especially Thalia. Thalia, while I enjoyed her character as an athlete who is consumed with the need to win and perform, I couldn’t really connect with her outside of that. It seemed a little artificial to me when she fell in love with the Princess, and was ready to change her ways. This is definitely a worthy book, and I enjoyed my time with it.
3.75 out of 5 stars
- Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
The Princess and the Prix
by Nell Stark