Author: Elizabeth Hoyt. 43 downloads Views KB Size Report. DOWNLOAD EPUB · The Leopard Prince (Prince 2) · Read more. There comes a time in a lady's life Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant male on horseback nearly squashes her, she arrives home . The Leopard Prince (Princes #2). The Leopard Prince (Princes #2). Author: Elizabeth Hoyt. Category: Romance,. Series: Princes. Views: 57, Total pages.
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A number of villagers, tenants, and servants also play a part as either confidants or purveyors of information on the sheep killings. I'm still left wondering about their seemingly unlikely alliance and whether there might be more to it than a simple bonding over a shared passion for agriculture.
Now that I'm starting to get a feel for Elizabeth Hoyt's writing style and how she has a tendency to reveal things later rather than sooner, I sense that there could be something else that she hasn't yet shared about these three men.
There were a couple of other things of note which I really enjoyed about The Leopard Prince. First, it seems that Elizabeth Hoyt has an affinity for fairy tales, as do I, so I loved her inclusion of another one, also titled The Leopard Prince , in this book. George relates it to Harry in snippets throughout the story.
It was rather humorous how Harry was always so incredulous about things that happened in the tale. I thought that Ms. Hoyt writing it this way was rather ingenious, because on the one hand, it may have been Harry just being a typical man who doesn't believe in such nonsense. On the other hand, it was pretty far-fetched sometimes, making it seem like George was just making it up as she went along, although she swore she wasn't.
The other thing that I thought Ms. In such a situation in that era, it would be natural for others to think that Harry was either after her money or merely her paid stud, but I liked that George never once thought that he was a gold-digger and more importantly, she never wavered in her belief of his innocence when he was accused of terrible crimes. It was equally understandable that Harry might feel rather emasculated to be married to a woman who had full control of the purse-strings, but even though the gesture was initially misunderstood, George went to great lengths to show her trust in Harry which was quite romantic.
Overall, The Leopard Prince came very close to perfection for me, but there were two small things that kept it from a perfect 5-stars. One was how Harry and George kept running away from each other because of their differing social statuses. I had no problem with giving each of them a pass the first two times, because they were both filled with self-doubt and doubts about whether they could ever make their relationship work publicly.
However, when George did it a third time, I got a little frustrated with her. I thought that she should have stayed and communicated with Harry about their troubles instead of leaving him, especially given the circumstances. I was also a little disappointed that there wasn't a more solid plan for dealing with their differences, merely an acquiescence on both their parts, but all's well that ends well I suppose. George's actions did give Harry the opportunity to show just how much he loved her, giving a satisfying HEA ending.
The other bothersome thing was that I didn't feel the author gave a good enough explanation of why Harry ended up as the scapegoat in the poisonings, nor why Lord Granville hated him so much. The reasoning ended up being little more than vague, hazy notions that I thought could have been better clarified, but ultimately, neither of these things detracted too much from my enjoyment of the novel. All in all, The Leopard Prince was another engaging story from Elizabeth Hoyt that has earned a spot on my keeper shelf right next to its predecessor, The Raven Prince , and with two winners in a row, Ms.
Hoyt now has a spot on my favorite authors list as well. The depictions of the love scenes in The Leopard Prince are on par with most hotter mainstream romances, but some readers may be offended by a few explicit words which I rarely see used outside the erotic sub-genre.
View all 12 comments. Apr 03, Caz rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm actually giving this 4. Two words. This book has been on my TBR pile for quite some time, so when I saw that one of the prompts for the AAR Days of the Week Reading Challenge was to read a book in which the hero or heroine is a landowner, a farmer, a gardener, a botanist, or a book that has the words "garden" or "flower" in its title, or the book is set in the country side , I immediately added the book to my list.
There a I'm actually giving this 4. There are many historical romances which feature a central couple of unequal status or fortune. Dukes, Earls and Marquesses fall in love with governesses and companions all the time, but it is less usual to find the inequality working the other way, and have a wealthy, titled heroine falling for a commoner and working man.
Unusually for the time, she owns property in her own right, having recently been bequeathed an estate — Woldsly Manor - in Yorkshire, and when the book opens, is travelling there in the company of her land steward of six months, Mr Harry Pye. Soon after their arrival, they discover that all is not well, both on the Woldsly estate and others in the locality.
Large numbers of sheep are being poisoned — and the local squire and magistrate, Silas Granville, who has a long-standing grudge against Harry, insists that he is responsible. Georgina, who is quite capable of making her own judgement as to the character of her steward, does not believe this for an instant, which rather surprises Harry. But George is not your average aristocrat. She is also strongly attracted to Harry who may be described as unremarkable, but who is seriously HOT , as is he to her — but the huge difference in their stations presents something of an obstacle.
Harry is very much his own man. The son of a gamekeeper, he spent time in the poorhouse before leaving when he was old enough and, because of his good instinct for land management rose quickly to become a land steward at a young age. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the relationship between Harry and George developed. Their growing awareness of each other, their deepening attraction — and the eventual and combustible consummation were all very well written, and Elizabeth Hoyt certainly delivers in the combustible department!
The build-up of sexual tension between the pair is very skilfully done and the sex scenes are deliciously earthy and hot. Up until the last 15 or 20 percent of the book, I was convinced it was going to be a 5 star read — until George does something so completely out of character that it left me scratching my head.
Other than that, however, this is a wonderful book, and Harry is one swoonworthy hero. I hope to be able to get to the other two books in the series soon. The Leopard Prince has such an unrealistic plot line between MCs with romance that can only be described as ridiculous. Plus, I have no idea why Lady Georgina falls in love with her land steward Harry. The part I really like is Harry's interaction with his brothers. Very endearing.
I love how Harry calls George "my lady" because she is, indeed, his lady. At the time I'm writing this review, I've read all three in the Princes trilogy and have to say that my ranking in terms of preference follows their order in the series. The Leopard Prince was close on the heels of The Raven Prince 5 stars , but the biggest complaint I have with this book was the mystery subplot.
Had it been simpler, it could have been pulled off and done what it needed to do for the story and the plot, but with all the twists and turns it ended up feeling contrived, convoluted, and pretty icky. I had no idea how I would feel about our heroine "George," afraid that she was going to be a bold and brassy beautiful society darling And as always, Hoyt also gives us terrific secondary characters that add wonderfully to the book.
The stars of this story were definitely the hero, the heroine, and their romance. I love how it developed, the conversations between them, the awkwardness and nervousness, followed by passion and love, followed by vulnerability and uncertainty, followed by HEA of course! From the beginning, they are just so sweet to one another! First in their thoughts, then in little actions or words that catches the other off guard, then in what they say and do in defense of the other, and - well the whole thing is extremely sigh-worthy!
George and Harry were so great with one another and while some authors might have let the her slip into haughtiness due to the class difference, Hoyt pulls it off masterfully while still keeping her aware of the very real difficulties their difference in station creates. There aren't many books that have such a wide class difference and even those that do, it's usually the hero who is the lord and the heroine who is the lowly-whatever, so total props to Hoyt for not only writing it this way, but for doing it so well.
Even nowadays, there are strains on the relationship when the woman makes more than the man, but in the late s, having the daughter of an earl with a land steward? Would have been that much worse! However, I thought it was dealt with well and added to the believability of their relationship, since it made both of them feel vulnerable and have to deal with those vulnerabilities.
Had the mystery been done a little differently, would definitely have gotten five stars! View all 13 comments. Sep 02, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wealthy Georgina Maitland, daughter of an Earl, owns a country estate that was left to her by her aunt. When she receives a note from her sister, George is escorted home by her land steward Harry Pye. On the way home from London, a storm causes the carriage to crash and George and Harry seek shelter in a nearby cabin. When they finally arrive at her estate, George is told that someone has been poisoning sheep in the area.
The prime suspect is Harry Pye. George doesn't believe Harry could ever do Wealthy Georgina Maitland, daughter of an Earl, owns a country estate that was left to her by her aunt. George doesn't believe Harry could ever do anything like that.
She is drawn to Harry. He's nothing like she imagined a land steward would be. Harry knows he is being set up and he suspects Lady George's neighbor is behind it. He wants to get to the bottom of the mystery without putting his head in a noose.
But everytime he turns around, Lady George is standing right in front of him. This is the second book in Elizabeth Hoyt's Prince trilogy. You don't see too many historical romances where the heroine is rich and titled and the hero is her employee. It's a unique story and I loved it. Both the hero and heroine are very likeable. The romance is steamy.
Characters from the previous book make an appearance near the end. The narration on the audiobook was first-rate. My rating: Sep 17, Cathy cathepsut rated it really liked it Shelves: The opening line sets the tone of the book nicely: The Leopard Prince worked well as a stand-alone. Decent world-building, the first few pages had me giggling immediately. Good backstory, interwoven well with the main plot. The evil l The opening line sets the tone of the book nicely: The evil landowner is very evil indeed.
The main characters are colourful and well drawn. Georgina and Harry are likeable and believable. For a historical romance the usual tropes are fairly mild and not too annoying.
Sexy times are sexy. Surprisingly good plot. Not terribly suspenseful, although I had a few "Oh no! Good stuff, immeditaley got the next book in the series and will check out, what else the author has to offer!
Feb 01, Maureen Feeney rated it really liked it Shelves: Lady Georgina Maitland is 28, wealthy, single and intends to stay that way in order to keep her independance. She has hired a land steward to run her estates, Harry Pye.
When she returns to her estate in Yorkshire, Harry gets blamed for poisoning the sheep by Magistrate Silas Granville. He insists George fires him before he arrests him, but she stands by Harry.
As tension mounts throughout the story we learn there is a history between Silas and Harry. When George stays loyal to Harry a relations Lady Georgina Maitland is 28, wealthy, single and intends to stay that way in order to keep her independance.
When George stays loyal to Harry a relationship builds between them that feels natural and genuine. Harry is a serious, reliable and ambitious man,but definately not your usual run of the mill hero,I loved him. The scenes between Anna and him were sizzling hot!! Do I think this is better than the Raven Prince?? No, but compared to some of the books out there, its great.
View all 17 comments. Soy muy consciente de que la historia es totamente inverosimil Lectura recomendable, aunque no es como el primero, una joyita Nov 06, kris rated it liked it. Georgina "George" Maitland is besotted with her land steward, Harry Pye. Harry Pye thinks aristocrats are yucky and dumb. Also, there are poisoned sheep and a neighbor desperately wants to see Harry destroyed. So what are our intrepid couple to do? The sex fixes nothing.
He even points out that there isn't a lock on it?!???! There is a social inequality to be found between George and Harry. I can't say that it's perfectly handled Hoyt does not always carry things far enough through for me; most of what worked for me worked because the text was open-ended enough for me to elaborate on them. At one point, George's brothers are pressuring her to either cut ties with Harry or marry him, and so she "summons" Harry up to the house so she can discuss with him their future.
Harry storms off after telling her that she should only come to him when she knows what she wants an echo of his previous statement when they started their affair. Harry wants George to know her own mind. But she's technically his superior; her demands could change his life dramatically were she to press them. So that creates this tension as George tries to balance what she wants with what she believes Harry wants without marring Harry's autonomy.
And while I believe that's what the text was trying to set up, it's not necessarily spelled out. I feel like this should have worked for me better than it did? I enjoyed a lot of it! But reflecting on it leaves me feeling kind of sour and meh; something didn't click quite the way I wanted it to and I'm at a loss as to what it was. May 10, Dee rated it really liked it Shelves: I tried to work out exactly what had affected my enjoyment and I think it was because Harry came from the lower class than Georgina.
I know that sounds a bit hypocritical as I don't mind when it is vice versa as in the man coming from Upper Class and woman from lower classes etc but I don't like it the other way around - weird I know but there you go ha ha. I've enjoyed Hoyt's books the few I've read , but they always seem to be missing that IT factor for me: She writes well and is capable of producing a solid romance, so I know I can turn to her books if I need to read something I'll definitely like.
May 22, Nadia rated it it was ok Shelves: Loved George's family tho. I'd love to read their stories.
It was good enough but I was underwhelmed by the story. It felt rushed, the characters were ok but not that interesting and I didn't believe the connection between George and Harry. I did enjoy all the tupping between Harry and George though.
I really feel like that was their only real connection. He emerged and wrung out the front of his shirt, transparent now from the water.
George could see his nipples and the swirl of dark hair where the shirt stuck against his chest. Harry froze. So Im confused on who and why was doing all the sheep killing. I mean the reveal was glazed over and not really given any attention. I dont read these books just for the romance, I want a good story to go with it. This book did not deliver on the story. You know Lady Georgina goes by George. Harry Pye.
Harry Pie! Dick Crumb or the Cock and Worm pub. The Cock and Worm is actually a pretty kick ass name. Overall, the story was disappointing but the sex was great. I will continue with the series because I hear the next book is amazing!!
Harry was taciturn without being a dick. George was an independent woman. I enjoyed them both enormously. It was great to see Edward again. The mystery was fun.
The supporting characters were interesting and added depth to the story. While I thought these two acted like nitwits at times so much back and forth the vibe of the story was overall wonderful. I really enjoyed the en Harry was taciturn without being a dick. I really enjoyed the ending. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers Also Enjoyed. About Elizabeth Hoyt. Elizabeth Hoyt.
Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper.
Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained dogs and one long-suffering husband. The murders in this book match the dark narration style, as well as its serious tone. Abuse of power is another theme, one that is seen all too plainly with the discussion of rape, abuse, neglect, and cruelty although nothing too graphic. Another thing that made this book for me is an excellent cast of secondary characters. Bennett was great, as was Will I don't normally like child characters in romance novels, but he was great.
All of George's siblings were hilarious, except for Violet, who didn't really win me over, not even at the end although I no longer hated her by the end. Her servants made me laugh. I also liked how Hoyt took care to give the townspeople personalities. They weren't just a faceless mob. They were people trying to survive, which made their desperation and anger so much more terrifying when they turned on Harry and began baying for his blood.
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