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Always a Princess

Always a Princess - Alice Gaines Neither Eve nor Philip are who they appear to be. She pretends to be a Princess to attend parties thrown by the ton, this gives her the opportunity to steal priceless gems from unsuspecting ladies. Unfortunately for Eve, she meets the one person who could spoil the whole thing for her - someone who has actually been to Valdastock.

Philip is bored with society, to spice things up he decides to take on the challenge of stealing gems and leaving an orchid behind. He's completely intrigued by the woman posing as a Princess, who she really is and what prompted the Princess disguise.

The story started out well enough, but seemed to fall as I kept reading. The characters were good, I liked Philip - he is intelligent, a bit of a rogue and wants to do something other then be a bored aristocrat. I actually liked him more then I did Eve. While I felt for her character, and the situation she was put into; I just didn't connect with her.

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad story, I just was hoping for something a bit more. Will I read something by this author again? Probably. Will I recommend it to anyone? I'm on the fence.