The royal plane is about to crash! Princess Chantal Thibaudet is rescued from the wreckage by Demetrius Mantheakis,a renowned international security expert,with wealth and a reputation to match.He insists that Chantal go with him to his private Greek island,where he can protect her.
But even princesses can become pregnant when they allow themselves to be swept away by a commoner - especially one as arrogant and sexy as Demetrius.... And a right royal scandal is about to break loose!
For once the alpha hero really wasn't a jerk. Assertive and a bit domineering and used to getting what he wants, but not really a jerk. He takes her to her island because someone is trying to kill her and he's been hired by her brother-in-law, a sheik, to keep her safe. I also liked that the author didn't make him out to be some goody two shoes whom everyone admires. He's done some nasty things in his past, but never really apologizes for them.
Princess Chantal Thibaudet isn't quite as interesting. She's spent most of her life as a doormat, and the most important thing in her life is her daughter. Being with her daughter is a pretty important part of the book and gives a good reason as to why Chantal is so upset about becoming pregnant with Demetrius' child. She does gain a backbone as the story progresses, though. Oh...there are no secret baby plots here . Lots of morning sickness though. Poor woman.
All in all, this was one of the better Harlequin Presents I've read and makes me want to read more stuff by Jane Porter. It's nothing spectacular, but it is a short, fun, enjoyable read for an afternoon or evening. And really, sometimes that's all you want.