Prince of Dreams - Stokehurst, Bk 2 Author:Lisa Kleypas SHE IS HIS FUTURE... AND HIS PAST — A wealthy and bitter exile, the most dangerous and desirable man in all of England, he burns to possess a proud, headstrong beauty who is promised to another. But winning Emma Stokehurst's exquisite hand through threats and determination does nothing to fill the empty spaces in Nikolas's heart -- ... more »until passion's magic carries the handsome, tormented prince back to a bygone era of splendor and romantic dreams. For there his destiny awaits him in a distant life. And in one remarkable woman's tender touch -- achingly familiar but gloriously new -- he must seek the elusive promise of ecstasy... and learn, at last, to love.« less
Exiled Russian Prince Nikolas Angelovsky would do anything to win the hand of Emma Stokehurst. When he finally marries her, he doesn't treat her well. He is cold to her and his illegitimate son, Jake. When he is suddenly sent back in time 150 years into the body of his ancestor, he meets Emma again. This time he begins to trust her with his love.
I was very bored with this book. Nikolas is not a likable hero and I just wanted to choke him for the way he treats his wife and son. The time-travel section of the books slows the story down even more. I almost gave up on this one and can't recommend it. My rating: 2 Stars.
I must admit I liked the the first book better, but this one was very, very good. Once I started it, I didn't want to put it down and I know I will be rereading it. It is one of the many that have made Lisa Klepas one of my Top 5 Authors.
Great historical romance with an interesting Russian influence.
Currently 4/5 Stars.
Katie S. reviewed Prince of Dreams (Stokehurst, Bk 2) on
Pros- See how all the great characters introduced in Midnight Angel+nice bed scenes
Cons- Tacky time travel+dragging plot
I really liked watching Emma grow from a gangly, rather awkward teen into a mature young woman but I really disliked Nikolas. His pursuit of Emma and wooing was so sweet and then to have him do a complete 180 and get drunk and sleep around and become a total b*****d. Then the time travel scene was really dragged out; I didn't see the point. It was already given that Nikolas had a sketchy past and there was some justification and hints of his past and feelings prior to the time travelling. The saving grace though was the redemption afterwards, where Nikolas becomes as sweet as he was in the beginning. The epilogue too was very warming.