ARC Review: How to Protect a Princess by Cynthia Eden

step one: Do the job. Make her the priority.

Constantine Leos can’t believe his new assignment. He’s supposed to protect a princess. An actual, no BS royal princess. Sure, she spent her whole life in the US, and she’s only just discovered that she’s royalty, but, still…this isn’t his typical type of case. He’s used to bad guys who fight dirty and hard. He’s not prepared for…her. A gorgeous princess with dark eyes, lush lips, and a deceptive delicacy that makes him want to take on the world in order to protect her.

Step two: Stay close to the client. Intimately close.

Seemingly overnight, Juliet Laurent went from being a nobody to being the lost princess who now has her face splashed across social media. The new fame comes with danger because someone seems intent on making sure that Juliet never gets to wear her promised crown. She’s scared and desperate, and Juliet doesn’t know who to trust in this crazy royal life…

Enter the new bodyguard. Big, buff, and dangerous. A man who isn’t scared of anything. Just the man she needs. A man she desperately wants.

Constantine promises to protect her from every threat. His job is to stand between her and danger. With him, Juliet feels safe. And with him, Juliet also feels the stirring of a fierce desire that catches her by surprise. How can she want a stranger so much, so desperately? But when the threats continue and Constantine shields her again and again, her feelings for him just grow stronger. Forced into close proximity, the attraction rages past her control and his…

Step three: Protect the princess. Don’t fall for her.

Constantine knows a guy like him won’t ever get a happy ending, but he will do whatever it takes to make sure that Juliet stays safe. Because Juliet doesn’t need a Prince Charming. She needs a bodyguard who will eliminate every threat and who will destroy anyone who tries to hurt her. In other words, this princess needs the big, bad wolf. Luckily, Constantine has always excelled at being bad. 
How exciting a new series by Cynthia Eden. I always love when she creates a new series. Happily, this one is part of her Wilde Ways world. Like all her stories she has a wonderful alpha hero. We've met Constantine in a prior book but here he finally gets his own story. 

You won't be able to not enjoy him. He's one of those guys who is very serious. In fact, the humor in this book almost all came from his partner Holden. He cracked me up and we will have to wait for his story. But back to Constantine, he's a wonderful hero that I really enjoyed. He did all he could to protect Juliet. 

He and Juliet just worked. From the beginning, you could tell they wanted each other. Sure there was the fact they wanted each other but there was more. They really liked each other. Even when Constantine was acting like he didn't care you could see it. 

I felt so bad for Juliet. The loss of her mother and finding out she is a princess really messed up her world. I found myself cheering for her more than once while reading. She is the sweetest person most of the time. It's when she wasn't that she rocks. 

As a story, this is a fun read that I really enjoyed. I found the story moved quickly and ended a bit shocking but satisfying. I look forward to more from this new series. 


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