Elizabeth Hoyt takes us back to the Princes Trilogy with this wonderful novella, The ICE PRINCESS.
Beautifully written and enchanting, Hoyt continues to be one of my top favorite Historical Romance authors. Not many are able to capture my attention as much as Hoyt has, especially with a novella. But Hoyt manages to do this again and again.
THE ICE PRINCESS brings us readers into the bawdy houses of England and more specifically to Aphrodite’s Grotto. They make a business out of sin and Coral aka Aphrodite is its queen. Forced to sell her virginity to the highest bidder to feed herself and her sister, Coral has been a prostitute since she was fourteen. Now at twenty-four, she is no longer selling her body, but men still yearn for just one touch.
Men including the handsome Captain Wargate.
In a move only meant to make some money, Coral finds herself the object of desire when several men bid for one week of her time. Shocked and a little scared for her safety, she holds her breath as she finds out the results. And in the end, the winner shocks her when he does something unexpected...
I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. It was short, but filled with all the good things Hoyt brings to the table. There is suspense, there is sexiness and there is seduction and Hoyt does it all to perfection. I only wish this were a novel because I felt that there was so much more to the characters that readers did not get to see. Nevertheless, it was nice to go back to this series to read about Wargate and Coral.