From the blurb:
Bitter life lessons have taught Crown Prince Maksim Yurkovich that duty must come before desire. His country needs an heir, so when he discovers his lover can’t have children, he must sever their ties. Only Maks can’t resist spending one last night in her bed.
…can avert this royal scandal!
Now he faces the biggest diplomatic crisis of his life. Against all odds, Gillian Harris has become pregnant. Maks’s royal reserve masks the heart of a fierce Cossack warrior-one who is not above using their mutual passion to convince a hurt, wary Gillian that she must be his queen!
Sometimes, you just want a little light relief in your reading, and Harlequin Presents always delivers on that score – simple, quick reads with romance at the core.
One-Night Heir meets all expectations for the brand and the genre. It’s full of passion and angst, and the two main characters are stubborn and fiery.
The concept is interesting – the prince rejects the woman he loves because she has little chance of bearing the heirs he must create, but the night he ends things she falls pregnant. The result: he has destroyed the trust on which their relationship is based, and must win her back. Honestly, it’s not that fairytale romance where a man loves a woman and commits to her for life despite any fertility issues that may emerge, but within the bounds of reality, there is a lot of love in the book.
Most poignant is Gillian’s perspective as she tries to come to terms with her feelings and decide whether to be with Maks and forgive him for his rejection:
The one secret wish she’d cherished in her heart for her entire life was to be so special to just one person that they claimed her as irrevocably theirs and loved her more than their own convenience.
That Gilliam is in the first trimester – and very worried about the risk of miscarriage – gives her some time to make that decision.
The book has all the ingredients for a satisfying short romance: conflict, love, passion, the hope of commitment and, ultimately, a family. Overall, if you love classic Harlequin Presents style romance, this is a book to devour in one sitting.
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