Review: The Prince and I by Karen Hawkins

Aug 27, 2015 | Book Reviews | 2 comments

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Review: The Prince and I by Karen HawkinsThe Prince and I by Karen Hawkins
Series: The Oxenburg Princes #2
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
Published by Pocket on August 25, 2015
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Max Romanovin, Oxenburg’s warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a house party deep in the Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians led by a man the locals have dubbed “The Scottish Robin Hood.” The battle-savvy prince instantly realizes there’s something different about this thief, and it’s not just the Scottish accent—it’s the fact that “he” is really a “she.”

Lady Murian, a young widow out for revenge against the powerful earl who killed her husband and stole his birthright, is now living in the woods with her family’s banished retainers. To stay alive, she and her band of men rob rich nobles coming to visit the evil earl. But when she ambushes the Prince of Oxenburg’s golden coach, she gets far more than she expected. For when the prince uncovers her true identity, she’s afraid that he might be the real thief…of her heart.


So What Did I Think Of The Prince and I by Karen Hawkins?

After reading the synopsis I was excited to read this story. I enjoyed the challenge that Max and Murian posed to each other. Their romance was sizzling with passion and strong connection.

The drama was exciting and the multiple mysteries continued to keep me interested in the story and what would happen to Murian and Max. There was strong balance of action and intrigue.

The characters both main and side characters were strong with bold, entertaining personalities that brought out the story.

I really loved the showcase of friendship with the relationships that Murian had with her friends. Even though Murian and her friends had fallen on very hard times I liked that Murian didn’t wallow and completely stepped up, became a leader and fought for what was right. I really liked Max, even through he was a prince and could have been stuck up and arrogant he wasn’t. He was bold, persistent, challenging and he genuinely liked Murian’s independence.

As Max and Murian spent more time together figuring out their issues and the various issues that presented itself enjoyed how it felt like they had a partnership, with great banter and a balance of power. Overall I enjoyed reading The Prince and I by Karen Hawkins.

4 Stars


  1. Renee (Lover of Romance)

    I just loved this book, so fun and their interactions with each other was so engaging. And both of these characters were so lively and these royal brothers have been a blast to read. Great review.

    • Literary Cravings

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Yea I’m looking forward to reading more of this series!!


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