I received the book ‘The Eligible Princess’ by Summerita Rhayne as a review copy from the author. The second book in the Kamboj Princesses Saga, it is the story of Lakshaya, the second princess of Kamboj.
King Kartikeya must marry a princess. He’s determined to do anything to keep the kingdom that he has taken with strategy and sheer guts. If that involves charming a princess into marriage, then so be it.
Princess Lakshaya infinitely prefers the study of her scientific experiments to the learning of the arts of impressing a suitor. In fact, she would rather have no more proposals at all. But refusing a king as opulent as Kartik is out of question. Drawn against her will by the force of his attraction, she begins to accept him, only to discover hidden secrets along the way.
Can she bring herself to go ahead with this marriage?
Set in the Early Middle Ages in India, Book 2 in the Kamboj Princesses Saga follows Lakshaya in her journey to discover desire, passion, intrigue and love.
The story begins with King Kartikeya, who is not actually a royal, reminiscing about his past as a robber. He is now the King of Vidharbha and Shakha, his partner in crime, is his advisor.
Princess Lakshaya, the eligible Kamboj princess, is not actually a princess, princess. She is intelligent, logical, loves colours, loves making war strategies and has been rejected by many princes for this nature of hers. The King and Queen tell her to restrain herself in front of the princes’ so that they can find a suitable prince for her.
Then comes King Kartikeya with his battalion seeking her hand in marriage.
There is instant mutual attraction between the two and the road has its bit of twists and turns before they reach the final destination.
Though this is the second book in the saga, I felt I could relate to the book even though I have not read the first book of the saga. The ancient names, even names of the parts of the clothing and even the endearments have been chosen very diligently. The cover is beautiful.
The characters have been developed well and so were the scenes of the palace, I could actually visualize the princess playing pachisi or even looking through the spy-glass to name a few. The conversation between the characters was very natural.
Next, I shall read the first book of the saga.
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