[Book Review] His Accidental Princess (The Royal Guard #1) by Kyra Seth

Front cover

Genre: Romance, Action & Adventure

Publication date: Dec 9, 2021

Length: 205 pages

Goodreads – https://bit.ly/3pOuFlR

Amazon India – https://www.amazon.in/His-Accidental-Princess-Passionate-Bodyguard-ebook/dp/B09LTDY8YQ


My Review of His Accidental Princess

His Accidental Princess is as addictive as it is surprising. The mix of characters is quite unusual with bodyguards, waitresses, and royals finding themselves thrown together.

The element that surprised me the most was the prominent role of a cat in building the relationship (or forced companionship) between Sona and Samar.

Also, Sona manages to keep up a thriving blog in between working shifts waitressing at a restaurant. Determined is not a strong enough word to describe her.

Take a sprinkling of royals, add a dash of drug addicts, some warm and welcoming friends, two troubled (but mighty attractive) protagonists, and the world’s grumpiest cat — that makes up the heady cocktail of His Accidental Princess.

It’s the type of book that you can’t put down because the action keeps coming thick and fast. You’re pulled into the storm of forbidden attraction, life-altering discoveries, and crazy villains who don’t think twice before taking a life.

The author writes with great wit and control over her scenes. There’s plenty of weeping by assorted characters, but the story does not drag neither does it go over the top. Told alternately between Sona and Samar’s point of view, we are given a ringside view of the vulnerabilities of the characters and the demons that plague them.

The settings and references are contemporary with a few hilarious exchanges between Sona and Samar where they can’t seem to get along yet desperately want to.

I loved the way the author handled the issue of the abusive boyfriend (for which Sona blames herself). It’s time women stopped having to take on the burden of reforming wayward men. Or of enduring abuse for the sake of societal approval or honor.

Even though the end is slightly predictable, I enjoyed His Accidental Princess immensely. The author’s deft handling of action and emotion makes this story a joy to read. What a smashing debut this is!

(I received a free copy of the book with a request for an honest review.)


Blurb

A reluctant princess and a cranky bodyguard…

All that Sona Singh has ever wanted was a family of her own.
Abandoned as a baby, raised in an orphanage, she wants roots. All she gets is a grumpy cat.

All that Maj. Samar Deshmukh has ever wanted was redemption.
A chance to break free of the memories that still hold him prisoner. What he gets is having to babysit an accidental princess and her man-eating cat.

Sona believes that her life can’t get worse than it already is. And then, she discovers that she is the long-lost princess of Nagaur. Which would be a good thing, if not for the fact that someone is trying to kill her.

In this incomprehensible world of snooty royals and their stuffy protocol, Samar is Sona’s only link to reality. And safety.

But when she falls head over heels in lust with the surly ex-commando, she realizes that a threat to her life might be the least of her problems.

Can Sona ever find happiness with a man who refuses to love her for fear of losing her?

His Accidental Princess is an exciting, passionate, and funny royal romantic suspense about love and redemption.


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