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A Ring to Claim Her Crown

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Hot, hot, hot. Loved this sweet romance. Enjoyable characters with an elegant plot. I didn't want the story to end. Cant wait to read more by this author!
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Amanda Cinelli's newest category romance is a perfect summer read. I'm not usually one for second chance romance but this book gave me everything I wanted. 

We first meet Liro and Min as young adult royals. She is a princess on track to be queen and Liro is the third son and a prince who will never see the throne--not that he is bothered by this at all. She knows they are contracted to be wed; he does not. But when they truth comes out, Liro leaves Min for his own reasons, thinking he is saving her. Fourteen years pass and neither has forgotten the other despite their efforts. Now Min must marry to secure the crown and the positive opinion of politicians and her people. The Crown has invited selected suitors to vie for Min's hand and she has one week to select the one who will be her king. 

In his time away, Liro created a shipping empire and walked away from his old life. No one knows that he is the prince who disappeared. So when Min locks eyes on him that first night, she immediately recognizes him and the feelings he brings to the surface that were not hidden that deeply.

I absolutely adored this couple. The angst and pining is beautifully written. Many times I felt my heart pinch for these two who craved happiness with the other so much but were afraid because of old wounds or because they didn't see a way to be with the other person without impacting the other's happiness. How can Min trust Liro not to leave again? How can she ask him to stay knowing that the last thing he wants to give up is his freedom? Liro knows that Min can't walk away from her country and people. Queen is her destiny. But he's not sure he wants to go back or that Min would even have him.

This book is tightly written and focuses on the parts of a romance we want to read about and leaving out the bits that, while they might add to the story, aren't always needed. Cinelli focuses on this couple and the moments they've shared and the moments they create in the present. At times I was surprised by the direction the book went--in a good way--and did not see how this could possibly end with everyone "winning." But she pulled it off and I found this book to be such a delightful read. Highly recommend to all.
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Ah a second chance romance but make it royalty! This was such a quick read!
After a failed betrothal and a broken heart Princess Minerva went and experienced life but now she has to choose a consort.
Unfortunately her former betrothed is there with a glow up and no one recognizes him but her as he is much more successful and looks very different.
Loved this!
I love a bachelor style romance but one has an advantage of history that no one knows about. Even the Queen doesn't recognize him. 

Thank you harlequinbooks for the e-ARC.
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This romance trope was something I really enjoyed, we have a second chance romance and the characters are royals. Minerva and Liro were destined for an arranged marriage since they were teens, they grew up together, and everything. But as they approach adulthood everything changed. Now 14 years later, Minerva is in search of a king. How Liro comes back into her life was so much fun to read, the chemistry between them was swoon worthy and Liro was is a dream come true. 

Thank you netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
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I really enjoyed this. Liro just understood Min more than she knew herself and I loved that. Even after 14 years apart they still had the same love for each other that they did when they were kids. Also the proposal at the end was soooo cute.

I received an arc through netgalley.
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14 years after her betrothal Liro fell apart, Princess Minerva must choose a husband before ascending the throne. Much to her surprise, when she is greeted by per perspective suiters, Liro is among the crowd. He is no longer the destitute young prince of a neighboring kingdom, but a wealthy shipping magnate distanced from his family. The two are still very attracted to one another but do not fully trust one another. Liro takes the opportunity to bid on a date with Minerva during an auction and what was meant to be a simple dinner turns into several days of the pair rekindling their romance on his yacht.

I love Harlequin presents books. They are delicious high-stakes romances crammed into 220 pages. I’ve been in a little bit of a slump so the fact that I could sit down and read a whole book in about an hour was just wonderful. I liked both Minerva and Liro. Their relationship was fun and ridiculous. My favorite line in the whole book was, “He’d plied her with croissants, asked her for her secrets and cracked open all the tightly controlled longing she’d kept hidden away.” This book put me in a great mood.

Thank you to Harlequin for the gifted copy and Harlequin and NetGalley for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
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The H and the h, a prince and a princess, were young lovers many years ago,; betrothed to each other until the H’s father was found guilty of stealing from his country. The H disappears for many years and comes back incognito. The h’s mother, the queen, is ready to abdicate and name her daughter as queen.  Men come to the kingdom for the h to choose for her husband. The h finally recognizes the H.
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This was predictable, cute, and everything I needed.
If you're looking for a quick, witty, second chance romance and love story, this is the book for you.

We follow Minerva & Liro as they fall in love, get separated, and eventually find their way back to each other. 

Minerva is about to take the crown. Her mother has set up a live in event, hosting multiple, potential suitors, for her daughter. It just so happens that the, once, love her her life shows up - AS AN INVITED GUEST!!!!
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A big thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin/Harlequin Presents for the eARC.  I am voluntarily reviewing this book.  I found the title odd.  This is not a realistic book, but I did enjoy it and it was a fun read.   I was really glad Minerva got a chance to spread her wings for a while.  3.5 stars
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Quick Summary: A "strange fever" romance

My Review: A Ring to Claim Her Crown by Amanda Cinelli was the sweetest thrill. I absolutely adored this book for so many reasons. 

Ultimately, this story was a second chance romance between two lovers who had lost their way for a time but were later able to rekindle the flame that had never truly gone out.

What Loved About This Book:

- Minerva and Liro were royals who shared a similar story, in a way.

- Although the protagonists were opposites when they met, they soon found a comfortable friendship that blossomed. They were even each able to grow from their friendship.

- The natural progression of their relationship was so beautifully right.

- The emotional bond that was shared between the leads remained intact, even though they fought against it.

- The near miss moments were breathtaking. (This is a coded remark, so as to avoid dropping hints to other readers. Just trust me when I say, these moments were intense and oh so good.)

My Final Say: This Harlequin Presents novel will be going on my favorites shelf with a quickness. And I dare say that it will be read on repeat. This one clicked and kicked.

Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes
Audience: A
Re-read: Yes
Keeper: Yes
Favorites Shelf: Yes
Besties of All Time Shelf: Yes
Status/Level: 🍬🌶💕🌶💕🔥💓

Thank you to the author, to the publisher, and to NetGalley for providing access to this work in exchange for an honest review. The words I have shared express my thoughts and opinions about this wonderful book.
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