Published: September 25th 2014
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Paperback: 286 pages
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Source: Thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, Harper Impulse
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Teresa Adler is the ultimate Ice Princess, with a heart as frozen as the winter landscape of her beloved home, Westerwald. All her life, she’s belonged to the ‘inner circle’ of wealth, privilege and position. Christian Taylor: Heartthrob. Movie Star. Bad boy. The mischievous actor sets temperatures soaring in the picturesque baroque principality – and with a wicked glint in his eye and a chip on his shoulder he sets his sights on the one thing he’s told he can’t have. Teresa. While Tessa holds the ultimate clue to the secret of Christian’s parentage, it is the heat of his touch that will make this Ice Princess feel more alive than she ever has before… – Goodreads
It is a seemingly normal day, when Teresa and Christian run into one another (or rather Christian was doing the running). Neither knows who the other is, and their first impressions are of dislike. A twist of fate brings them together again, when Teresa becomes Christian’s personal assistant. Which made for quite an interesting story, because Christian is one of the world’s most famous actors.
Christian was cocky but sweet and I found his life story extremely intriguing! Teresa is prim and proper and doesn’t want to feel any feelings that would make her change, and for Teresa this is wanderlust and love.
The setting is fantastic. I loved how we got to read all about the movie industry and the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of an actor’s life. I find the film setting quite refreshing. I haven’t read a book that takes place in this kind of world from what I remember. We also got to see life from an aristocratic point of view, and I applaud the author for making these seem so real! I only wish I got to see more of Westerwald, where this story was set. But, from what I understand this is the third book in the Westerwald trilogy/series, which means some side character’s stories are told in the other two books: The Trouble with Mojitos and Waking up in Vegas. Both of which are now on my to-read list.
I really loved reading a romance without any paranormal creatures for a change. And I also liked the bit of mystery in the story, it gave it something extra! I also really enjoy the cover and title, they suit the book perfectly.
So if you are looking for a decently paced romance novel that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy and intrigued at the same time, then this is the read for you! Overall a magical tale!
“I’ve only just started to realize who I am and what I want for my life and it’s not what I thought it would be.”
This got a 8/10 from me.