Ali estava ele, diante de Erin Lawrence: com o torso nu, o cabelo despenteado e mais sexy que qualquer um que ela tivesse visto em toda sua vida. Seria possível que aquele fosse Daniel Connelly, o novo rei de Altaria? Erin soube em seguida que ia ter que trabalhar duro para conseguir que aquele executivo americano obedecesse às normas do protocolo real... Mas também lhe ia custar muito resistir ao seu encanto sensual.
Como filho de uma antiga princesa, tinham educado Daniel para que acreditasse na família e na honra. Mas ninguém o havia preparado para as sessões de vinte e quatro horas com Erin... ou para suportar a paixão que ela despertava nele. Era uma moça inocente e pura, enquanto que ele... Bom, nele não tinha muita inocência e, além disso, logo se converteria em rei. Ambos pensavam que a obrigação estava acima da paixão, mas qual das duas acabaria decidindo seu destino?
In Silhouette Desires' first year long continuity, TALL, DARK & ROYAL introduces a prominent Chicago family with links to European blood lines. With the death of Princess Emma's father and brother, her eldest son is next in line for the throne. Currently the vice-president of Connelly Corporation, Daniel's life will be transformed with his ascent to the throne.
While he intends to take a hands-on approach to ruling, others would prefer to convince Daniel to relinquish his power and function as a figurehead. Indeed, his background as football player has led his adversaries to grossly underestimate Daniel's abilities. Daniel considers his ascent to the crown a matter of honor and duty, accepting the extraordinary changes in life with grace, including the need to learn the traditional etiquette of his people.
"Royal etiquette and palace liaison" Erin Lawrence arrives to instruct the future king. Her intensions to follow proper protocol often fail with Daniel's easygoing attitudes and insistence upon speaking honestly. Despite her prim polish, however, Erin is perceived as an innocent and forbidden by Daniel. Unfortunately, Erin is also a woman with torn loyalties. She comes to believe in Daniel's sincere concern for her people even as father insists that Erin persuade Daniel to not assume the crown.
Dynamic characters and endearing scenes make Leanne Banks TALL, DARK & ROYAL a marvelous read. Erin's prissy prim and proper behavior contrasts sharply with American casual and forthright manners. The result is often amusing, at times unexpected, and always delightful. The underlying plot of divided loyalties give TALL, DARK & ROYAL added punch as cultures and family loyalties clash. A terrific beginning to what promises to be an entertaining continuity, TALL, DARK & ROYAL comes very highly recommended.