I picked up Sundari Venkatraman’s first Historical Romance, The Passionate Princess from the Kindle Unlimited Library.
All it took was one look. And they were in love…
Princess Hemangini is mesmerised by Prince Devendra when she falls into his arms while rushing across the royal gardens.
The Prince of Indrapuri is amazed that the Princess of Mahendrapuri is even more beautiful and graceful than what the visiting bards sang in praise of her.
Their mutual attraction blooms into love and they decide to get married. Tying the knot is easy, but consummating the marriage is another matter altogether.
As their love and passion draw them towards each other, Devendra’s mother, Queen Kanchana Devi, keeps throwing obstacles in the path of the lovers; sometimes in the name of rituals and sometimes inflicting doubts in their minds; doing her best to keep them apart.
As the frustrated bride and groom tolerate the intervening time with impatience, something happens to shake up Hemangini; something that makes her refuse to let her husband touch her.
What will the proud prince have to do to make his princess fall into his arms once again?
Read this historical romance from India to find out if the passionate princess finds happiness with her prince or not.
The Prince of Indrapuri, Devendra, is out riding when he meets Hemangini, the Princess of Mahendrapuri. He is instantly attracted to her and gets invited as a royal guest. Her parents are happy to meet him and her mother wants her daughter to marry him. Unknown to the royal family, Deven writes to his mother about his intentions.
On the wedding day, Devendra’s mother sets some conditions for the couple which they have to abide.
The author has created the 1840s beautifully with cities like Indrapuri and Mahendrapuri. The names of the characters are also in line with the time. The setting is apt with the costumes and horses and carriages. A well researched story, in terms of costumes, food, means of transport and currency. I never felt that the towns were fictitious, I actually felt that they really exist.
I loved the characters, Hema is a strong woman and Deven knows what he needs to do. The chemistry between them was electric.
Though the cover is beautiful, but I felt that maybe the dresses on the cover could match the descriptions in the book.
I loved the book and I am looking forward to the next books in the Series.