The Awakened Prince: A Historical Fantasy Romance (Royals of Cardenas Book 2)
Elise Marion, author
The Awakened Prince is Book 2 in Royals of Cardenas, a historical romance series set in the fictional kingdoms of Cardenas and Barony, following the lives of the royal Rothchester family. When a devious plot against the royal family results in her husband’s death, Princess Isabelle Rothchester is left with a broken heart and an uncertain future. Only one year after his brutal murder, she has no choice but to choose a new husband and return to her own kingdom, taking her place as queen and repairing the war-torn land. After a deadly scheme against his family leaves Prince Serge hovering on the edge of death, he awakens from a coma to find that his elder brother has died and his youngest brother has taken the throne in his stead. When it is suggested that Princess Isabelle take him as her husband, Serge begins to hope that all his secret dreams will now come true. He has secretly loved Isabelle his entire life, and the fact that she was promised to his brother has brought him no end of pain. Now, he has the chance to claim her for his own, hopefully earning her heart in the process. Despite the unexpected spark of desire between them, Isabelle resists the new path her heart is taking as she clings to her first husband’s memory. Can she let go of her past and learn to love Serge in return, or is she destined to a life tied to one man as she mourns the other? And in the midst of it all, the rebellion washing over Barony comes to a boiling point. Together, they must fight to save their kingdom … and in the process, each will unlock the hidden potential they never imagined they possessed, learning that they truly are stronger together.