From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. The Prince is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece Duet.
Penny doesn’t dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.
I have to admit that Skye Warren’s books have piqued my interest for quite a while now. Every time she has a new release, it seems to always catch my eye with her unique and somewhat dark storylines, but for some unexplainable reason I have yet to read one. Since I have really struggled this year staying engaged in my books, I decided it was time to change things up as well as try out a ‘new to me’ author. The Prince was a very emotional and intriguing introduction to both her writing and new Masterpiece Duet!
Penny is introduced as a young girl of elementary school age. Living with her father and his gambling addiction, she faces many challenges for such a young child, including loss of a parent, poverty, hunger, and being alone. However, Penny is an incredibly smart and strong child and continues to have hope in a future where she will one day get out the trailer park and have a normal life. When Penny meets the mysterious boy by the river, she knows that she should be scared of the stranger. However, he almost seems to care for her and want to protect her, although he gives nothing away, Then he just completely disappears from her life. Years later, their paths cross once again, but this time, the incredibly attractive man could be more dangerous than ever.
The writing was very well done with slow building suspense, as Penny and Damon were introduced early on and then meet once again. Told from Penny’s point of view, the story really pulled at my heartstrings for the life she was forced to endure at such a young age. Damon’s character and intentions are very conflicting yet intriguing, as he seemed to care for her yet keep her at arm’s length. The ominous ending reveals that there is much more to Penny and Damon’s complex story, which I am definitely looking forward to reading in The King!