Monday, September 19, 2016

An Uncommon Love by M.J. Schiller (Romantic Realms Collection #2)

An Uncommon Love
by M.J. Schiller

My rating: 4.5 stars

Collection: Romantic Realms - Book 2
Publisher: Kissmet Publishing (November 15, 2013)
Publication Date: November 15, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 213 pages
Available from: Amazon
Princess Adriana had her life all figured out. Or, to be more precise, she had her life all figured out for her. Before she was even born she was betrothed to Garin, and that was perfectly acceptable as he became her childhood friend, and then, eventually, the person she would swap kisses with inside the palace gardens. She never questioned it, never had a reason to, until the day a commoner was brought before her father, the King, to be punished.

As soon as Adriana’s eyes connect with Seth’s across the stone courtyard, she begins to question everything in her life. For his part, Seth Hobbes is confused about his feelings for the beautiful princess who refuses to match any of his preconceived notions of what a princess should be like, starting when Adriana begs her father to release him. When Seth creeps into the castle at night to thank her, they begin to build a relationship with one another that is often as explosive as it is endearing. When fate ends up separating the two, they must undertake a long and arduous journey to be reunited and then overcome the objections Adriana’s father has to their relationship. Will Adriana be able to make Seth see her for herself and not as the princess that he imagines? And if she does, will she ever be able to convince her father that, despite his objections, there is nothing “common” about Seth at all?

An Uncommon Love by M.J. Schiller
(Romantic Realms Collection #2)

An Uncommon Love (Romantic Realms Collection, #2)Once upon a time, long, long ago, a young princess was sure the path her easy life was on was exactly what she wanted until she saw him, a commoner facing the king for punishment. That is when Adriana saw her future, not in the royal court, but with an honorable commoner, a blacksmith named Seth. She begs her father to show mercy and to thank her, Seth creeps into the castle and from that moment on, a tender bond was formed, a bond doomed to be broken when the young princess must honor her betrothal to a man she grew up knowing and loving like a brother.

Fate has other plans and their painful separation and their love will be tested sorely. Love and romance are not on a princess’ duty list, but Adriana wants the same joyful emotion that the commoners find with ease. Fraught with danger, heartache and misunderstandings, this romance seems destined to fail as others interfere and conspire to keep them apart. Will love prove stronger than duty? Can Adriana accept the life as a commoner, giving up the fineries of the castle and her privileged upbringing? Can Seth overcome his ego’s need to provide the impossible for Adriana in the manner she is accustomed to? Two hearts, beating as one in a world that works against them.

An Uncommon Love by M.J. Schiller is true romance, filled with the trials of young love, the need to maintain honor and the yearning to be together no matter what. Seth and Adriana face danger, betrayal and the pain of unfulfilled dreams as they fight each other as well as the outside world to stay together. Beautifully told, never relying on the steam of sexual encounters, when I think of sweet romance against the odds, M.J. Schiller’s Uncommon Love will always come to mind!

I received this copy from M.J. Schiller in exchange for my honest review.

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