Title: Christmas Prince (The Christmas Angel #7)
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: December 2, 2018
Genre(s): Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 146
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Prince Raphael, the youngest son of the Montaunoit royal family, is the custodian of his country’s history. At a Sotheby’s auction, he outbids Marc on an item he doesn’t even want. Just because he can.
Meeting the museum curator turns Raphael’s world upside down, and when lust turns to love he knows he has to change.
Can Marc be the one to show Raphael that he doesn’t have to stay the lonely prince forever, and that love is always an option?
This story is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.
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In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.
Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas Angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk), post World War II (L.A. Witt), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday), 2018 Europe (RJ Scott), the Christmas Angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need it’s blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.
This book is one in a series of Christmas Angel stories. This story is set in the small country of Montaunoit where Prince Rafael serves as the custodian of his royal history. At an auction, his eyes meet those of Marc, who is the curator at a museum in England. Entirely smitten, the Prince writes up a business proposition to hire Marc as the curator of the Montuanoit special collection, thus moving him in to his home, granting him access to Marc.
Marc is all business. He’s made a life for himself and he’s worked hard for it. So, if taking this position will earn him a feather in his cap, then he’s going to do it and do it well. But he’s going to have to watch himself because he’s got some feelings floating around when it comes to Rafael and he’s hearing things… murmurs from his rooms that are pointing him in the direction of the Prince.
I loved how this story had a sloooooooooow burn. It was short, sweet and everything holiday, yet I still got that epic will they ever get together flutter. Rafael was entirely too charming, as you would expect, but not in a hollow way at all. He was the perfect gentleman, yet we still got glimpses of his lusty thoughts due to the dual POV’s throughout the story.
I have to say, I was impressed at the royal family and their comfort with the community. It was refreshing to see how much they loved those around them and served them with excitement and it really helped with the character development of Rafael, being that he had everything he could want, but was so grounded.
Such a great holiday story. And not one to miss. This should be added to your holiday romance collection.