Sorrow: The Heart of a Princess – The Reluctant Princess Book 1 by Melanie Woods


This is the first book by new author , Melanie Woods, and I loved it.

Elena’s life is just as she likes it.  She is engaged to a wonderful caring man, Daniel, she has close friends and no worries.  But then tragedy strikes and her life turns upside down.  She becomes a Princess and therefore a bargaining chip.  She does not know who to trust and those who are supposed to be protecting her seem to be against her as well.  The only person she can trust is Damon, the head of her security protection and the General’s Son, who proves himself over and over again.  Damon has sworn to protect Elena and that is exactly what he plans to do but the the more time they spend together the closer they become.

The story is intriguing and exciting.  There are black cloaked figures trying to assassinate Elena, there are dangers from all around including those inside her own security team, and even her own parents could be against her.

The characters are well written and I loved Damon.  His heart is definitely in the right place and the torment and torture he must endure, especially at the hands of his own father, proves his loyalty to Elena.    Elena is a strong female role who will not take her circumstances lying down, she is a fighter. The twist at the end had me reeling! I don’t know about Elena having trust issues, I was having some myself.  Just when I thought I knew where the story was going it shifted and left me with a “WHAT?!” moment.

I really hope there will be a second book soon as this was left on a cliffhanger and I need to know how it finishes…so many questions!

A great first book.  Look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

Rating 5/5


Elena’s future is no longer in her hands. Caught between the ambitions of powerful men, she is trapped and in mortal danger… 

The King is dead, and there’s a threat against the whole Royal Family. 

The King’s niece, Elena, is ripped from her friends and fiancé for her protection. Can she trust her new protectors, or is she being used as a pawn in someone else’s game? 

Elena’s life has changed forever. Whether she likes it or not, her Father is now the King, she is the Princess. She desperately clings on to her freedom as everyone around her now only sees her as their ticket to power. She finds that she can no longer trust anyone. Even her fiancé could be responsible, as the Prince of another Kingdom… and then there’s Damon… Should she trust her head, or her heart? 

As the son of a high ranking General, Damon was bred to be a soldier; trained from the moment he could crawl. Pushed to the limits of human endurance, his skills are now legendary, his reactions verging on precognition. Damon’s mandate is to protect the new Princess, but he is about to find out if the task is beyond even his abilities.


Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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