Hello, Sunshines, I am delighted to be sharing my review of Off-Limits to the Crown Prince by Kali Anthony, I am super excited to share this book with you all.
About the Book
Off-Limits to the Crown Prince by Kali Anthony.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
What will it take for them to cross the line between forbidden and irresistible? Find out in this delicious royal romance by Kali Anthony!
The greater the risk:
The more thrilling the touch!
Haunted by his father’s scandalous reign, Crown Prince Alessio commissions artist Hannah to depict him as a new kind of ruler. Alessio is instantly enchanted by the innocent, independent beauty who is unlike anyone in his world.
Hannah is far from the perfect princess Alessio’s position demands. After the losses she’s experienced, she guards her heart fiercely. But as the Mediterranean sun melts Hannah’s inhibitions, their dangerous desire grows. How long can they live so passionately in the present when a future together is impossible?
Firstly, can we take a moment to fully appreciate how incredibly gorgeous this cover is? It suits the characters and the story perfectly, I love the chemistry that radiates from the cover!
I have loved Kali Anthony’s beautiful stories since her amazing debut – which seems like such a long time ago now, and now book three (I need to write my review for her second book) has landed and that magic I loved is still as strong and engaging as ever.
I love that Off Limit’s to the Crown Prince doesn’t fall into any of the stereotypical tropes – which is one of the reasons I love Ms Anthony’s writing, she doesn’t conform to what is expected from this genre, she does her own thing and in the process creates some of the most endearing and sensual love stories.
Crown Prince Alessio is a man who doesn’t take no for an answer, he wants only the best so when he decided to commission a portrait of himself only the best would do.
So his aide finds him the best in the business, a down on her luck, a young artist who has lost everything she holds dear and now she is on the verge of losing her home too. When His Royal Swoony-ness struts into her little studio and practically tells her (as I said he isn’t a man who takes no for an answer) that she is to paint him, well you can imagine what our young painter think of that. Despite her being in sore need of money she has got the guts to say no, she won’t be bullied, but what he offers may be too tempting for her to refuse.
Kali Anthony has a gift of creating a character that not only are they shiny and new and slightly other-worldly but then you have the very real and relatable aspect of their character, such as Hannah, we can all relate to her in some way, she is like the girl next door she is the friend everyone has or wants; kind, artist, friendly, clever, caring and deep down a little fractured. Alessio on the other hand is the other-worldly part of the story, he is godlike, classy, sophisticated and dazzling which is all skin deep. I liked Alessio – true it took me a while to warm to him, but once I got past the demanding royal part I liked him as a man. He isn’t spoiled, true he likes to get his way but there is a hidden sadness to him that pulled the heartstrings.
The relationship between Hannah and Alessio is one of understanding and learning from each other, but it’s also tantalising, sexy and very natural. I loved how they progress through the book, they seem very in sync with each other and share a love of horses and art.
Off Limit’s to the Crown Prince is gorgeous, it’s a charming love story that whisks the reader away to tempting warmer climates which includes even warmer chemistry.