Thursday, July 13, 2023

Book Review: The Princess and the Bruiser by Jess K. Hardy

Title: The Princess and the Bruiser
Series: Ignisar Book 3
Author: Jess K. Hardy
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: January 19, 2023

A clandestine marriage? Easy. Not falling for the princess before she leaves forever? Impossible.
Rax Varon, head of security on the interstellar pleasure cruise the Ignisar, loathes the Royals of his home planet, especially House Lysero, the palace lording over his home city. The last thing he expects returning from a visit to his mother is the insufferable only princess of House Lysero hitching a ride on his shuttle.
Kateri Lysero is desperate to escape her arranged marriage into powerful and dangerous House Hasantis. Running from her pristine public image, her abusive uncle, and her distant mother, she stows away on the first deep-space shuttle she can find, hoping to vanish among the stars. She never dreamed her survival would hinge on convincing the grumpy green bruiser piloting the shuttle to hide her away on his infamous sex cruise.
Reluctantly playing bodyguard, Rax helps Kateri hide in plain sight while also keeping her out of trouble. But when trouble finds her, he knows the only way to keep her safe is to teach her to defend herself. When a mysterious Royal arrives on his ship, he learns there’s a better way to protect her. He has to marry her


*I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*

Hello Fellow Readers,

I loved the second book in the series, so much so that I purchased the first one right away. So, when I saw that there was a third one I was giddy with excitement. For some reason, this took me forever to read and I think the reason is that 'The Princess and the Bruiser' felt like much more of a slow burn for me. It just felt like it took too long for Rax and Kateri to come together and it just drove me crazy.

Rax was such a great character a gruffy big guy with a gooey soft side he only shows those he is close to and Kateri a princess just trying to be free really did make me like both characters. The spiciness was great and really well done just like Hardy's other books. The plot in this one seemed a lot more interesting than the last book.

Overall, a solid romance.

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