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Carrying The King's Pride

A marriage for the monarch. One last New York night with Sofía Ramirez was all Prince Nikandros Constantinides allowed himself before returning to Akathin... read more

ISBN: 9781474043533
Published: March 2016

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A marriage for the monarch

One last New York night with Sofía Ramirez was all Prince Nikandros Constantinides allowed himself before returning to Akathinia after a dreadful accident took his brother’s life. But before the royal rebel is crowned Nik discovers that he didn’t leave Sofía behind alone!

In a baby’s heartbeat Nik turns Sofía’s world upside down and whisks her away to his Mediterranean kingdom. Dissolving a politically perfect engagement is not what Nik – or his country – had in mind, but this proud Prince will do whatever it takes to legitimise his new rule… with a wife and child!

Carrying the Kings Pride

Rating By Dorothy,13/02/2016

This is the first book of a three part series called Kingdoms and crowns and what fantastic start. Sofia Ramirez is having an affair with Prince Nikandros Constantinides, but she knows his relationships have an end by date. She is falling in love with him, so decides to protect herself from the hurt of him leaving her so makes the decision to end it herself. Sounds like a good idea until they end up in bed together for one last time. Sofia doesn't know that soon after their last night, Nikandros is called home to Akathinia to rule as his brother, who was to be the next in line for the throne, is killed in an accident and his father the King has collapsed from the news . So you figure he goes home and becomes King and Sofia goes her way. However if you have never read Jennifer Hayward you should because she writes fantastic stories and if you think this is one of those that have them having one last night, she gets pregnant and they are forced to marry for the child and so that's the end. That is not happening and you are wrong because, she writes a heartfelt story about a man who is emotionally destroyed by his brothers death a country in crisis, that he must secure as well as take care of a women who is pregnant and carrying a future heir and at the same time , deal with all the road blocks that can make or break a future king . Ms. Hayward always has such a way with words that one will always stand out and make the reader smile. When Sofia wants to feel she is a part of Nik's life she takes you on a journey with the future King who fears that she deliberately got pregnant to capture him, and a headstrong woman who he wants to come to his country , marry and raise their child and continue as they were. However Sofia will not continue as they were until they truly" understand "each other so, Nik's question "Define understand" is just the beginning a fantastic journey, with this book. Loved it and can hardly wait to read the next two. Would give it more than 5 stars if I could

Carrying the kings pride

Rating By Dorothy,14/02/2016

This is the first book of a three part series called Kingdoms and crowns and what fantastic start. Sofia Ramirez is having an affair with Prince Nikandros Constantinides, but she knows his relationships have an end by date. She is falling in love with him, so decides to protect herself from the hurt of him leaving her so makes the decision to end it herself. Sounds like a good idea until they end up in bed together for one last time. Sofia doesn't know that soon after their last night, Nikandros is called home to Akathinia to rule as his brother, who was to be the next in line for the throne, is killed in an accident and his father the King has collapsed from the news . So you figure he goes home and becomes King and Sofia goes her way. However if you have never read Jennifer Hayward you should because she writes fantastic stories and if you think this is one of those that have them having one last night, she gets pregnant and they are forced to marry for the child and so that's the end. That is not happening and you are wrong because, she writes a heartfelt story about a man who is emotionally destroyed by his brothers death a country in crisis, that he must secure as well as take care of a women who is pregnant and carrying a future heir and at the same time , deal with all the road blocks that can make or break a future king . Ms. Hayward always has such a way with words that one will always stand out and make the reader smile. When Sofia wants to feel she is a part of Nik's life she takes you on a journey with the future King who fears that she deliberately got pregnant to capture him, and a headstrong woman who he wants to come to his country , marry and raise their child and continue as they were. However Sofia will not continue as they were until they truly" understand "each other so, Nik's question "Define understand" is just the beginning a fantastic journey, with this book. Loved it and can hardly wait to read the next two. Would give it more than 5 stars if I could.

great book

Rating By Eva,14/02/2016

I always enjoy a good book and Jennifer Hayward's one of my favourite Harlequin authors because her books are not only good but great! I had a really hard time to put the book down as I just needed to know what will come next. They journey wasn't an easy one but the happiness at the end had been well deserved.

A fantastic new take on a rebel prince and average girl romance

Rating By Catherine,08/02/2016

Jennifer Hayward is one of my favourite writers - up there with Susan Mallery, Jill Shavis, Donna Kaufman, and Lori Foster, and her latest book doesn't disappoint. In Carrying the King's Pride, she's creates a dazzling world where Nick and Sofia's romance can unfold. But if you are thinking that this is going to be your typical prince/average girl romance story, you're wrong. Jennifer Hayward takes a new perspective and gives the reader a new contemporary take on rebel prince meets average girl. It's a great story and I couldn't put it down. In fact, I almost missed my bus stop. She also gives us a sneak peak at the other books in the series. I can't wait for them to publish.

carrying the kings pride by jennifer hayward

Rating By Dorothy,13/02/2016

This is the first book of a three part series called Kingdoms and crowns and what fantastic start. Sofia Ramirez is having an affair with Prince Nikandros Constantinides, but she knows his relationships have an end by date. She is falling in love with him, so decides to protect herself from the hurt of him leaving her so makes the decision to end it herself. Sounds like a good idea until they end up in bed together for one last time. Sofia doesn't know that soon after their last night, Nikandros is called home to Akathinia to rule as his brother, who was to be the next in line for the throne, is killed in an accident and his father the King has collapsed from the news . So you figure he goes home and becomes King and Sofia goes her way. However if you have never read Jennifer Hayward you should because she writes fantastic stories and if you think this is one of those that have them having one last night, she gets pregnant and they are forced to marry for the child and so that's the end. That is not happening and you are wrong because, she writes a heartfelt story about a man who is emotionally destroyed by his brothers death a country in crisis, that he must secure as well as take care of a women who is pregnant and carrying a future heir and at the same time , deal with all the road blocks that can make or break a future king . Ms. Hayward always has such a way with words that one will always stand out and make the reader smile. When Sofia wants to feel she is a part of Nik's life she takes you on a journey with the future King who fears that she deliberately got pregnant to capture him, and a headstrong woman who he wants to come to his country , marry and raise their child and continue as they were. However Sofia will not continue as they were until they truly" understand "each other so, Nik's question "Define understand" is just the beginning a fantastic journey, with this book. Loved it and can hardly wait to read the next two. Would give it more than 5 stars if I could.

Fabulous Story

Rating By Helen,17/03/2016

I really enjoy MS Hayward's stories and this one was no exception a fabulous story with a beautiful setting and royalty and a future heir to the Kingdom of Akathina a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. Nikandros Constantinides is a royal Prince but he lives and works in New York his older brother is heir and Nik is brilliant with numbers he loves his playboy lifestyle he has had lots of woman in his life but nothing permanent and that is the way he wants it his new woman is designer and boutique owner Sofia Ramirez a beautiful woman strong and gorgeous and so far they have managed to keep their affair secret, but in time Nik will end it like he normally does and move on. Sofia is enjoying her affair with Nik but she feels that the time has come to end it before she gets too close to this man they sizzle together sensually they get on well but both know that nothing can be permanent but when Sofia decides that this will be their last night the passion flares as they become one but there are consequences a baby and with Nik then getting news of his brother's death life changes very quickly for both. This is a story that will have you turning the pages as Nik and Sofia journey to a HEA that is filled with emotional ups and downs and Sofia coaxes Nik to open up about his past and his relationship with his father the turmoil that comes with becoming King and running a country convincing Sofia to marry him and a baby on the way. They know they are sensually drawn to each other but Sofia wants more she wants emotional commitment and time and love from Nik for herself and their baby is she strong enough to bring Nik around? I loved this story and highly recommend it you will be smiling throughout and there will be more in this story line Kingdoms and Crowns that I look forward to.

Carrying the King's Pride

Rating By Dorothy,21/02/2016

This is the first book of a three part series called Kingdoms and crowns and what fantastic start. Sofia Ramirez is having an affair with Prince Nikandros Constantinides, but she knows his relationships have an end by date. She is falling in love with him, so decides to protect herself from the hurt of him leaving her so makes the decision to end it herself. Sounds like a good idea until they end up in bed together for one last time. Sofia doesn't know that soon after their last night, Nikandros is called home to Akathinia to rule as his brother, who was to be the next in line for the throne, is killed in an accident and his father the King has collapsed from the news . So you figure he goes home and becomes King and Sofia goes her way. However if you have never read Jennifer Hayward you should because she writes fantastic stories and if you think this is one of those that have them having one last night, she gets pregnant and they are forced to marry for the child and so that's the end. That is not happening and you are wrong because, she writes a heartfelt story about a man who is emotionally destroyed by his brothers death a country in crisis, that he must secure as well as take care of a women who is pregnant and carrying a future heir and at the same time , deal with all the road blocks that can make or break a future king . Ms. Hayward always has such a way with words that one will always stand out and make the reader smile. When Sofia wants to feel she is a part of Nik's life she takes you on a journey with the future King who fears that she deliberately got pregnant to capture him, and a headstrong woman who he wants to come to his country , marry and raise their child and continue as they were. However Sofia will not continue as they were until they truly" understand "each other so, Nik's question "Define understand" is just the beginning a fantastic journey, with this book. Loved it and can hardly wait to read the next two. Would give it more than 5 stars if I could.

Loved!

Rating By Ann,03/03/2016

Even though Carrying the King's Pride is a short (50,000 word) story, Jennifer Hayward manages to deliver a wonderfully layered plot while keeping her focus on Nik and Sophia – and their mutual support amid the story’s developing machinations. This is a story jam-packed with many emotions – stress, mistrust, caution, sadness and ultimately a terrific HEA. Sophia is a successful, independent American businesswoman who is a great match for this Mediterranean Prince. In Nik and Sophia we have characters who have each other’s back – always – even as they question their relationship and its future.

Uniquely Beautiful

Rating By Tash,07/04/2016

Was totally hooked by the page one where we meet Sofia, being brave enough to know she needs to leave her current lover Nik, she’s getting attached and she knows that breaks all the rules. And break up they do which is all well and good until Nik’s security detail reveals to him she’s preganant! Nik isn’t any ordinary person, he’s Prince Nikandros Constantinides of Akathinia. A tragic accident claims the life of his brother and he’s forced to go back home where he’s then made King because of his father’s poor health. Nik struggles with this, this wasn’t in the plan, he wasn’t raised to be king… he belongs in New York where he shines at what he does. Finding out about Sofia he knows what he has to do – bring her back and make Sofia Queen and have his country’s heir grow up as one of his own. And they all lived happy ever after! Ha hah, no no no, Nik’s country is upset by neighboring war which is threatening and Nik’s also upset the family and the countess the family said he had to marry. No way, not now that Sofia is pregnant. And Sofia, well the last thing she wants to be is Queen of anything except her emerging fashion line. A wonderfully told tale of two strong and likeable characters and a true testimony of Jennifer Hayward's wonderful tale telling which I absolutely adore. I love how the story takes me away to a wonderful world and I like how the beginning was so unique. You never read stories where the heroine marches in and insists on breaking up. I absolutely loved the concept. Well loved and I'm looking forward to the future installments.

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31/05/2016

Service rating : Always enjoy Mills & Boon books, the perfect way to escape for an hour or so.
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Super super read!

Rating By Tash,12/07/2016

Was totally hooked by the page one where we meet Sofia, being brave enough to know she needs to leave her current lover Nik, she’s getting attached and she knows that breaks all the rules. And break up they do which is all well and good until Nik’s security detail reveals to him she’s preganant! Nik isn’t any ordinary person, he’s Prince Nikandros Constantinides of Akathinia. A tragic accident claims the life of his brother and he’s forced to go back home where he’s then made King because of his father’s poor health. Nik struggles with this, this wasn’t in the plan, he wasn’t raised to be king… he belongs in New York where he shines at what he does. Finding out about Sofia he knows what he has to do – bring her back and make Sofia Queen and have his country’s heir grow up as one of his own. And they all lived happy ever after! Ha hah, no no no, Nik’s country is upset by neighboring war which is threatening and Nik’s also upset the family and the countess the family said he had to marry. No way, not now that Sofia is pregnant. And Sofia, well the last thing she wants to be is Queen of anything except her emerging fashion line. A wonderfully told tale of two strong and likeable characters and a true testimony of Jennifer Hayward's wonderful tale telling which I absolutely adore. I love how the story takes me away to a wonderful world and I like how the beginning was so unique. You never read stories where the heroine marches in and insists on breaking up. I absolutely loved the concept. Well loved and I'm looking forward to the future installments.

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