Review: The Millionaire’s Royal Rescue by Jennifer Faye

The Millionaire’s Royal Rescue by Jennifer Faye
Series:   Mirraccino Marriages (# 1)
Release Date:  March 1, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages:  256
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Tempted by the rebellious royal…

Millionaire Grayson Landers has fled the paparazzi back home–only to find himself in another media storm: rescuing the king’s niece from a thief!

Lady Annabelle DiSalvo is no pampered princess–she’s come to the Mediterranean island of Mirraccino to solve the mystery of her mother’s death. Grayson can’t help but want to assist her. Plagued by guilt over not being able to save his ex, this is his chance for redemption. Only he absolutely cannot fall for her and risk his heart again…unless it’s already too late!


Review:  In full disclosure, I was part of Jennifer Faye’s review crew when I was originally given this title for review.  I read the book almost immediately and then life happened and 6 months later, I’m re-reading the book to write this much overdue review.

The Millionaire’s Royal Rescue is set in a small fictional Mediterranean nation.  Annabelle is the king’s niece and has been under strict guard most of her life.  When we first meet her, she’s attempting to assert her independence.  She’s taken on a revitalization project in a older section in town and she’s also attempting to learn more about her mother’s murder.  As part of that revitalization project, Annabelle is expecting to meet with an executive from an internet cafe company.  But imagine her surprise when she’s face to face with the CEO, Grayson, and he just caught the thief that snatched her purse.  Then there’s Grayson… He decides to go on this business trip to get away and doesn’t expect to be back in the limelight or attracted to Annabelle.  So how is this all going to play out?

I liked both Annabelle and Grayson.  They both had issues that they needed to overcome before they could really act on the attraction between them.  And throw in the murder mystery and the fact that they are potential business partners, and there are a lot of forces working against them.  We know there is going to be a happily ever after — it is a romance after all — but the journey to that point kept me interested and turning the pages.

I originally gave this book a 4 star review and even upon re-reading, that rating stands.  This is an enjoyable read for those that like their romances in exotic locales and a little light mystery thrown in.