Waiting on Wednesday #48

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine @ breakingthespine.blogspot.com where we book bloggers talk about a book that isn’t released yet that we are excited about.

My Pick this Week is………

wowcharoloteandneteCharlotte and Nate by Marianne Knightly

Book Four in the Royals of Valleria Series

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Summary from Goodreads:

Charlotte Wyler, one of the head bakers at the Vallerian Royal Palace, has worked long and hard to achieve her success. After a tough upbringing in America, she came to Valleria for a fresh start and she’ll do what it takes to prove herself, including thwarting the advances of the sexy playboy prince she works for, Prince Nate. Charlie’s used to the heat of the kitchen, but not of Nate’s lips against hers. Even though his easygoing attitude and irresistible smile both unnerve and arouse her, she wants to build a life and a family, not be another notch in his – or anyone’s – bedpost.

Prince Nathaniel, Valleria’s newest Minister of Finance and Treasury, likes it when numbers add up. What doesn’t add up is his attraction to Charlotte, a woman whose kisses are as sweet and addictive as her desserts and whose tough exterior who hides a painful past. It’s true he’s been dubbed the ‘Playboy Prince’, but Nate may be ready to settle down – if only he can convince Charlie to take a chance on him.

Just when Nate and Charlie begin connecting on a deeper level, scandal ensues. Discrepancies in the royal coffers means Valleria is deeply in debt, placing both Charlie’s and Nate’s jobs in jeopardy. As Nate prepares to deliver a controversial austerity budget to the Royal Council, both he and Charlie also begin to unravel deception near the highest levels of government.

When Charlie becomes a pawn in a dangerous game, will Nate be able to save both her and Valleria from destruction?

Why I am Excited

I chatted with this author on Night Owl Reviews. Marianne has created a country Valleria from the ground up and this series is about the royal family of Valleria. I can’t imagine how challenging that must have been. I love that the heroine Charlotte is a baker and seeing as I am a baker(amateur of course)myself I love to read books where the heroine is a baker. Plus I love deception, scandal and danger and this book promises that in the summary. I am looking forward to reading this author for the first time.

Happy Reading,

The Reading Rebel

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