A Royal Amnesia Scandal
Harlequin Desire, Jul 1 2015, $5.25
As he counted down the days until he turned thirty-five, Ilha Beleza Prince Lucas Silva needed to marry to secure his place as heir to the throne. He proposed to his girlfriend Alana who insisted she carried his baby. However when he learned she lied, he ended their engagement and fled to a private island off the Portugal coast with only his personal assistant Kate Barton with him.
Although attracted to each other even before he dated the debutant who betrayed him, Luc adheres to the regal policy of hands off the staff; while Kate accepts the ethical tenet in spite of being in unrequited love with her employer. When he suffers a head trauma that causes amnesia, Luc assumes Kate is his fiancée. Instead of correcting the royal heir, Kate heeds the doctor’s admonition to pretend to be his future bride. However, as Luc falls in love with Kate, she fears his reaction towards her and even her parents when his memories return.
Jules Bennett’s second royal romance (see What the Prince Wants) is an appealing contemporary starring a dedicated woman in love with her “never after” Prince Charming. Although amnesia is used too frequently, readers will relish this pleasant tale.