Bedded for the prince’s pleasure
When waitress Holly is thrown into the playboy prince’s arms, he lives up to his wicked reputation by bedding her—then casting her aside!
Expecting the prince’s love-child
Holly is pregnant! Casper is furious; Holly’s just a scheming gold digger, but royal protocol demands he make her his bride!
Wedded by royal command
Innocent Holly has the wedding of her dreams—and Casper knows her first duty as his convenient wife will be on their wedding night….
The Prince’s Waitress Wife by Sarah Morgan is a Harlequin Presents story that puts a new twist on the age-old Cinderella trope. It’s a fast-paced, romantic novel set in a fictional European kingdom.
Holly is at a sports event (rugby) where she works as a waitress in the VIP box. The day before, her fiancé broke up with her and now she is just trying to get through the day without crying. Enter Prince Casper. They meet and feel a connection with each other which leads to an interlude, which leads to a pregnancy, which leads to a marriage. I do love this trope.
What I love
Holly is a very kind heroine. She doesn’t play dating games and is honest and open with everyone she meets. Before her marriage to Casper, she lived in a world where honesty and good behavior is the norm (except for the ex-fiancé who is a major jerk). She feels befuddled by Casper’s cynicism, who believes she got pregnant on purpose. Holly doesn’t understand that in the past women used Casper for his title and wealth. I love that her kindness and open heart eventually break down Casper’s barriers.
I love the witty, sparkling dialogue between Holly and Casper. I truly enjoy reading any novel by Sarah Morgan. I love that love conquers all.
What I don’t love
There were so many misunderstandings between Casper and Holly that a simple heart-to-heart could have cleared up any misconceptions. But I suppose then we wouldn’t have an angsty and emotional love story.