Disclaimer: Two genres I prefer to read the least are Horror and Romance; and both for the same reason too. Having said that, there are a few writers who you just can't not read; doesn't matter the genre. For me, Ms. Fernando is one such writer par excellence. An impeccable command over the language, allows her to portray the characters and locales so aesthetically that they almost seem to be right there in front of you. 'The Prince's Special Bride' is only the third novel by Ms. Fernando that I've read; and I find her to be rapidly growing into a master storyteller with each one. Schnell wachsend...
WHAT I LIKED: As mentioned earlier, the locales have been exquisitely portrayed, while the characters are well defined. Christian, Marie, Olivia, the Queen, Sebastian, all the characters sounded true-to-life. Places like the Kingdom of Taragonia, the Royal Palace, and Kuramathi Island in the Maldives are described in such enchanting details that one almost longs to be there. An un-hurried, steady pace of narration has been maintained throughout the novel, which makes the reading all the more easy and interesting.
WHAT I DIDN'T: Not much there to not like, really. However, I do have my two cents for Ms. Fernando. Change your proofreader, please! It pains to see typos and leftovers, in such a lovely book.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?: Yes, I'd insist! An absolute must-buy for the readers of romance.
I give 'The Prince's Special Bride', a 5 out of 5 stars.