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My Ruthless Prince
by Gaelen Foley
(Avon, $7.99, PG-13) 978-0-06-207591-8
Emily Harper and Drake Parry grew up together and are very fond of each other. But Drake, the Earl of Westwood, and Emily, the woodsman’s daughter, are not allowed to be together in any other way except friends. When Drake is selected to be a Knight of the Order, Emily patiently waits hoping that in the future they can find a way to be together.

The Order of St. Michael the Archangel is an elite group of warriors whose goal is to defeat the Prometheans. The Prometheans are a group that hates goodness and fights to spread the word of an imperfect world, even if it means killing and torture to rid the world of good people. Drake has been captured by the Prometheans. He survived torture without sharing the Order secrets and has now been brainwashed into the Promethean ways. He serves them as the high-ranking bodyguard to a member of the Promethean Counsel.

Emily has traveled hundreds of miles to save Drake. She wants to bring him home to safety so they can be together, even if it is just as friends. But when she gets to the castle where Drake is, she realizes that Drake is not the same person he was before and his role with the Prometheans may actually be real. Uncertain of his motivations, Emily is not giving up on Drake. Her persistence reveals that Drake may actually have a plan against the Prometheans, but the ruse is certainly believable, so she can only wait and see what happens and hope their future together survives.

My Ruthless Prince is an action packed story that includes both romance and suspense. The author does a great job keeping the reader guessing. The twist and turns are not predictable and this made the story exciting. The main characters are both very strong and provide great depth to all aspects of the story.

The only negative to My Ruthless Prince is that a few parts of the book are short on dialogue, which stunts the flow and make those parts hard to get through.

--Nichole Howell

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