The Princess Stakes by Amalie Howard

Q: Do you like historical romance? Why or why not?
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The Princess Stakes
Amalie Howard
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Pub Date: June 29, 2021
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This was not your average historical romance and I love it all the more for it. I want more of these type of books with mixed heritages.  We know the English aristocracy does not accept or approve but sometimes being a Duke is enough to ignore the rules.

I just love Sarani and Rhystan’s origin story and how they met but duty kept them apart. They are so steamy when they are together. They can’t keep their eyes or hands off eachother.

This book did discuss the difficult issues of racism, colorism, prejudice beliefs of the time. Even as she tried to hide in plain sight by powdering herself and changing her name to Lady Sara. 

Even now people are changing their names to make people more comfortable pronouncing their names. Honestly people can’t pronounce my name which is Laura. Don’t change for other people. It’s easy for me to say. But I’ve changed things about myself to fit in and it sucks to hide away pieces of yourself when you want to show them. 

Synopsis:
Born to an Indian maharaja and a British noblewoman, Princess Sarani Rao has it all: beauty, riches, and a crown. But when Sarani’s father is murdered, her only hope is the next ship out—captained by the boy she once loved…and spurned.

Captain Rhystan Huntley, the reluctant Duke of Embry, is loath to give up his life at sea. But duty is calling him home, and this is his final voyage. Leave it to fate that the one woman he’s ever loved must escape to England on his ship. 

Thank you sourcebooks casa and net galley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

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