• The Princess and the Peer

  • Princess Brides Series, Book 1
  • By: Tracy Anne Warren
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (399 ratings)

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The Princess and the Peer

By: Tracy Anne Warren
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Publisher's Summary

When a royal summons from her brother arrives, Emma knows it's time to embrace her duties as the princess of a small European kingdom and marry the man her brother has chosen for her, a stranger she has never met. Instead, she does what any self-respecting princess would do - she runs away. All she wants is one week in London. One week to experience everything life has to offer, before she is locked away in a loveless marriage forever.

Former naval captain Nick Gregory has inherited a title he never wanted. As the new Earl of Lyndhurst, he chafes against his landlocked existence - until fate brings a mysterious young beauty across his path. Believing she's an unemployed governess, Nick offers shelter and protection to the captivating girl, never guessing her true identity.

Emma falls hard for Nick, but knowing they have no future, she flees once more, this time back to her royal responsibilities. But when she and Nick unexpectedly meet again, she learns that against all odds, he's determined to make this princess his bride.

©2012 Tracy Anne Waren (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"With a subtle nod to Roman Holiday.,\ RITA award-winner Warren's latest gracefully written and exquisitely sensual Regency historical is the perfect literary fairy tale for any romance [fan]." ( Booklist)

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GOOD - BUT I THOUGHT BOOK 2 WAS BETTER

I listened to the second book in the series before this one and I enjoyed it a bit more. I couldn't empathise with Emma as I found her to be immature and, after weeks of staying with, spending time with and generally using Nick, she was so selfish in the end.

Having said that, if you're looking for a historical romance then you could do a lot worse than this book but unfortunately I didn't think it was quite as romantic as book 1. Yes, it was good but just not great and it's one of those frustrating books that has you shouting "arghhh, tell him!!" and "you love each other .... so just elope" but then that's why I'm not an author - my books would only be about 10 pages long !.

Worth a credit? Despite what I've said above, and if you're looking for a nice historical/romance then YES I would spend the credit and I will be downloading the third in the trilogy.

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Unsure at first, but glad I continued

This first novel is set in the early 1800's. I am a fan of historical romance, especially the Outlander series. This is nothing like those. This is the first of a trilogy written about three princesses. Warren did a nice job making her characters accessible and realistic.The plot is solid and has the right amount of suspense. At the end though, you can most likely guess the outcome. Not withstanding, Emma, is the main character you can get behind. This is much more romance in this book and only scores a one out of five on the steamy scale. You read this because of the interactions of the characters and the time period. Warren is a little light on description, but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment.

It takes a least and hour of listening to get used to Justine Eyre's narration as it is accented for the story telling. At first I had three stars in mind for her, but eventually I warmed to her performance. I recommend this book enough that I will listen to the trilogy. I give it a thumbs up.

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A great escape, easy listening story.

Really enjoyed listening to this tale. Predictable - but still fun. Especially enjoyed the narrator's change of voice with each character.

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Enjoyed

Enjoyed this one as well. I've enjoyed every book I've listened to by Tracy Anne Warren.
This one had a familiar storyline as the Prince and the Pauper, somewhat. It was true love and it was so nice to see them be consistantly so throughout the book.

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A Really Dumb Story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. This was the dumbest "regency" romance I ever listened to. If the author wishes to write in this genre, she should study it more. The idea that a "princess" would be left unattended and visit the home of a single male is preposterous and totally unbelievable.

What could Tracy Anne Warren have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Do more research in the genre.

What about Justine Eyre’s performance did you like?

The narration was adequate.

Do you think The Princess and the Peer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Definitely not.

Any additional comments?

This was a waste of my time and my credit.

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90% Feelings 10% Historical Innaccuracy

I was really disappointed in this book. I loved Tracy Anne Warren's Husband Trap series, so I thought the somewhat lukewarm description of this book might have just been a back of the book error.

But actually, re reading it now the description sounds better than the book I actually read.

The book was not very historically accurate in a lot of big and small ways, it made me wish that the story was set in a fantasy universe so I could believe that a princess would have only one maid somehow? And no relationship with that maid? And no guards assigned to her? And no sense of political maneuvering or ability to communicate?

But I don't think even that would have made the half of the book taken up with breathless descriptions of twoooo wuuuuuuuuvvvvvvv enjoyable.

The book has no sense of humor whatsoever, which might have saved it from having an incredibly dull and predictable story line. But instead it is breathless and earnest, emotional and frankly exhausting.

I kept going just because I kept hoping that somehow some dramatic tension would be introduced via some method other than FEEELIIIINGS. Or perhaps a happy resolution that was a nice payoff for the reader.

I was really disappointed. Ultimately I felt like what I listened to were all the boring parts of a pretty predictable story line.

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Entertaining story. Good narrator.

The story was very enjoyable and the narrators voice well-suited. Some of the storyline is predictable however it accomplished its goal and was very entertaining.

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Enjoyed

Would you listen to The Princess and the Peer again? Why?

I enjoyed this. The story is good and the performance entertaining. I was engaged in the characters an cared about the outcome,

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Great read..

Any additional comments?

This was a real page turner. I loved everything about this book. Loved Nick and Emma. Loved Ariadna, Mercedes, Rupurt and Sigrid. Loved the storyline. Loved Justine Eyre's narration. Truly a great read. This is my first book by Ms. Warren but it's made me want to read all the rest she's written.

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Lukewarm storyline

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Quicken the pacing, needs much stronger villain.

Would you recommend The Princess and the Peer to your friends? Why or why not?

No-- too many other excellent books in same genre that I enjoyed far more.

Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?

The hero, Dominic; Justine Eyre did a phenomenal job with both male and female characters, the dialect and cadence of English accents. Eyre's performance was so incredible I finished listening to the book, where if the performance had been any less compelling, I likely would have quit part way through. Kudos to Eyre!

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