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SECRET CHILD, ROYAL SCANDAL
The Sherdana Royals #3
Released April 1st, 2016
The prince must produce an heir. Little does he know, he already has…
Christian Alessandro lives life in the fast lane. But royal duty calls, and the bachelor prince must settle down and sire the future king of Sherdana. That's when a chance encounter with former flame Noelle Dubone yields a bombshell discovery: Christian's already a father! Marrying Noelle will make his boy the legitimate heir. It's a rocky reunion. The determined dressmaker refuses to fall in love—or in bed!—with Christian again, even as old, intense feelings return with a vengeance. But what the prince wants, the prince gets…
In Secret Child and Royal Scandals by Cat Scheild .We follow Christian and Noelle .I loved these soo much . These two have a very complicated past with each other and trust me when the blurb says they had a rocky reunion it really is, but then we find out that when Christian and Noelle broke up all those year ago that she was pregnant with his child .
I loved seeing Christian and Noelle reconnect with each other. Cat Schield creates great second chances love story. I feel like these two are perfect for each other but you could also see why it did not work out the first time . Even when christian and Noelle were fighting and having there own inner turmoil about there situation they were in I was like omg you two plz make kissy face and get married and have many more babies you two are so cute. You could honestly understand why there where they had the problems they had , I found it very realistic based on there past history and there child together but eventually you see these two open up to each and it was such a treat to watch . I was very happy with were we left at end of this story .
Secret Child and Royal Scandals was wonderful it was romantic , sexy , sweet book that wrapped up in the perfect happily ever after ending that was just perfect for Christian and Noelle . If you love your books with all these things I suggest you pick this book up as soon as you can.
Q&A With Cat Schield
1 Where do you get you your Book inspiration/ ideas from?
Everywhere. I draw a lot from movies and television shows. Sometimes I come across a really cool news article that becomes a story. The idea for my Sherdana Royals series actually started when I was sailing in the Ionian Islands with friends. I loved the idea of a prince hiding out on a small Greek island. Once I started asking why he was there, the whole series took on a life of its own.
2 What are some of you favorite Romance Novels?
Dirty by Megan Hart. The Bride Wore Starlight by Liz Selvig. Three Sisters by Susan Mallery. The House On Olive Street by Robyn Carr.
3 Describe Secret Child, Royal Scandal in 5 words:
4 If you could have a dinner party with 6 of your characters who would you choose and why?
Scarlett Fontaine from AT ODDS WITH THE HEIRESS. She balances being both an actress and a savvy businesswoman with great style. Gabriel and Olivia from ROYAL HEIRS REQUIRED. They are gracious and fun at the same time. Ashton Croft from A TASTE OF TEMPTATION. He’s an incredible chef so I’d hope that he’d prepare the food and of course, he has this amazing story about how he grew up as a child of missionaries in Africa and his adventures after he ran off. Ariana from the Sherdana Royals trilogy. She’s artistic, free spirited and kind. Plus, with her social connections, she’d have great gossip. Liam Wade from NANNY MAKES THREE. He’s a horse rancher and I do love talking about horses.
5 What are you working on now book wise?
I’m participating in my third Texas Cattleman’s Club continuity and writing a flirty wager story about a spunky rancher who is determined to hold onto her ranch after she finds out the real estate developer who’s been trying to buy the land for years is already legally entitled to it.
Prince Christian Alessandro, third in line to the Sherdana throne, stood behind the current and future kings of Sherdana and glowered into the camera. No doubt he was ruining Nic and Brooke's fairy-tale wedding photos, but he didn't care. His last hope to remain a carefree bachelor for the rest of his life had been reduced to ashes the second his brother had gazed deep into his bride's starry eyes and pledged to love and honor her to the day he died.
"Smiles everyone," the photographer cried, casting an anxious glance Christian's way. "This is our last photo of the complete wedding party. Let's make it count."
Despite his black mood, Christian shifted his features into less grim lines. He wasn't about to smile, but he could at least give his brother one decent photo. No matter how badly this marriage had disrupted his life, in the days to come he really would make an effort to be happy for Nic and Brooke. For today he'd simply don a mask.
"Let's set up over there." The photographer pointed to a small stone bridge that crossed a decorative creek.
The path beyond meandered toward the stables. Christian preferred his horsepower under the hood of a fast car, but he'd gladly take his twin nieces to visit their ponies just to get away. Bethany and Karina were old hands at being flower girls, this being their second royal wedding in four months, but being two-year-olds, they had a short attention span and were growing impatient with having to stand still for photos. Christian sympathized with them.
Since his accident five years earlier, he'd avoided cameras as much as possible. The burn scars that covered his right sideâ€”shoulder, neck and half of his cheekâ€”had made him the least attractive Alessandro triplet. Not that it mattered much how he looked. His title, wealth and confirmed bachelor status made him a magnet for women.
His gaze roamed over the multitude of assistants and palace staff required to keep the bridal party looking flawless and the photo shoot moving forward. Trailing the bride was a petite, slender woman with mink-brown hair and dual-toned brown eyes. Internationally renowned wedding dress designer Noelle Dubone had designed Brooke's dress as well as the one worn by Christian's sister-in-law, Princess Olivia Alessandro.
Born in Sherdana, Noelle had moved to Paris at twenty-two to follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer. She'd done moderately well until three years ago when she'd designed the wedding gown for the bride of Italian prince Paolo Gizzi. There'd been so much media coverage surrounding the nuptials that Noelle became an overnight success. Movie stars, European nobility and the very wealthy became eager for a Noelle Dubone original.
"Imagining your own wedding?" taunted a female voice from behind him.
Christian turned and shot his sister a sour look. Ariana was looking too smugly amused for Christian's taste.
"No." But the slim figure in blue-gray caught his eye again.
Noelle Dubone. The one woman in the world who'd come closest to taming the wildest Alessandro prince. He hadn't been worthy of her. She hadn't deserved to be treated badly by him. That he'd done it for her own good was what let him sleep at night.
"You should be," Ariana countered, looking stylish and carefree in a knee-length, full-skirted dress with puffy long sleeves. A fashion trendsetter, her wedding attire shimmered with gold embroidery and straddled the line between daring and demure with strategically placed sheer panels that showed off her delicate shoulders and hinted at more thigh than the formal occasion called for. "The future of the kingdom rests in your hands."
Christian grimaced. "Father's health has never been better and I don't see Gabriel dropping dead any time soon, so I suspect I will have time to choose a wife and get her pregnant."
Just the thought of it made him long for a drink. But as his mother had pointed out numerous times in the months since Nic had abdicated his responsibility to Sherdana by choosing to marry an American, Christian was no longer free to overindulge in liquor and women. The idea that he had to start walking the straight and narrow path after being the party prince all his life was daunting. He'd misstepped all his life. As youngest in the birth order, it was what he did.
Gabriel, as eldest, was the responsible one. The future king.
Nic, as middle son, was the forgotten one. He'd gone off to America in his early twenties to become a rocket scientist.
Christian was the indulged youngest son. His antics had provided the paparazzi tabloid fodder since he was fourteen and got caught with one of the maids.
At twenty he'd been raising hell in London. He'd thrown the best parties. Drank too much. Spent money like it was being printed by elves, and when his parents cut off his funds, he'd started buying and flipping failing businesses. He didn't care about success. He just wanted to have fun.
At twenty-five several of his less prudent actions had blown up in his face, leaving him scarred and his heart shredded.
Now at thirty he was expected to give up his freedom for the crown.
Cat Schield lives in Minnesota with her daughter and 2 Burmese cats and a Doberman. Winner of the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart® for series contemporary romance, when she's not writing sexy, romantic stories for Harlequin Desire, she can be found sailing with friends on the St. Croix River or more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. Contact her at www.catschield.net.