cover image A Problem Princess

A Problem Princess

Anna Harrington. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $8.99 mass market (456p) ISBN 978-1-72824-299-6

Harrington’s un-put-downable sixth Lords of the Armory Regency romance (after A Remarkable Rogue) kicks off with Princess Cordelia of Monrovia traveling to London to seek a political marriage to a British duke. When a mysterious assailant holds a knife to Cordelia’s throat, she is saved by General Clayton Elliott, who agrees to act as Cordelia’s bodyguard. Following an explosion at an event attended by Cordelia, Clayton spirits her away from London, convinced that the attacks are related to the criminal organization known as Scepter’s continued efforts to overthrow the British government. Unsure whom to trust, the pair must rely on each other as they investigate the attacks. Cordelia is drawn to the way Clayton treats her like an ordinary person, rather than a princess, while Clayton is enamored with Cordelia’s kindness and strength. The difference in their stations should prevent them from being together, but their chemistry is undeniable. Uniting pulse-pounding mystery with emotionally charged forbidden romance, this may be Harrington’s best yet. (Apr.)