Nobody’s Princess by Erica Ridley
Publication Date: 26 July 2022
My first Wild Wynchester experience was the fantastic The Perks of Loving a Wallflower. It was one of my favorite titles of last year. Then I read the first book, The Duke Heist, and loved that one almost as much. So my expectations of this third book were pretty high. But I have to admit that this one was a bit disappointing for me.
Graham is a royalty-obsessed man always on the lookout for a princess to rescue. Kuni is a woman from a foreign land who is definitely NOT a princess and does not need anyone to rescue her, thankyouverymuch. But when they meet, Graham does rescue Kuni, and their adventures begin when he brings her home to meet the rest of the Wynchester clan. But I was left confused after Kuni evades her brothers and then…that’s it? The brothers’ dogged pursuit of her seems like it would not have just ended after that attempt. I also yearned for more…well…yearning. This was an extremely low-angst story right up until the last day. I like a good, slow burn, but only if the author can build the attraction the whole way. I just wasn’t feeling that magnetic pull between them until the end.
What did I like? A lot. I’m always excited to get to see these wonderful characters and catch up with them and their lives and their exploits. I loved the glimpse into Graham’s past that we got, along with an understanding of his trauma. I liked the mission that the family embarked upon and the people they were able to help. However, I feel like too much of this book was focused on the mission, and there was not enough time spent on Graham and Kuni as a couple. In the previous books the couple took center stage and the missions were the background story, but in this book it was reversed. And that I think is at the heart of my disappointment.
But on the whole this was a cute read and I am always down for another Wynchester story, so keep them coming!
Thank you to NetGalley and Forever for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.