I chose to read this book as I love a well written historical romance. I loved the authors note at the end of the book where she says this is her story of who she thought should be the princess’ hero.Princess Louise was the “wild child” daughter of Queen Victoria. Although she had her wild moments, I really enjoyed the princess’ character. She had a good heart and wanted to be more than just a royal daughter. I loved how she convinced people to let her do things that normally women did not get to do. She had an influence on them that they did it without question. Of course, this is what got her into trouble the first time.I don’t think I could say I liked the Queen. Of course, she was very traditional and tried to keep her daughters doing what they were “supposed” to be doing. The Queen chose her security personnel. Enter in Stephen, the American to help provide security to the royal family, along with others. I at first found it very different that an American in his cowboy hat and duster was among the main characters, but I did grow to like Stephen. Quite mysterious and romantic.I enjoyed the story. It kept the pace throughout the entire book. One event or adventure would occur and then quickly as a reader I was involved in another one. Lots of action, compassion, mystery, and romance. Definitely a must read for those who love a great romance.I was so excited to read that this is the first in a series and can’t wait to read more from the author.