An arranged marriage she can’t escape.
A sexy bodyguard who will protect her at all cost.
A forbidden love she can’t give in to…
As one of the sultan’s fourteen daughters, and a successful businesswoman who puts money in the family’s coffers, Princess Nalini thought she would escape an arranged marriage.
She thought wrong.
Her father insists that an alliance with the savage and ambitious Star Kingdom is the only way to avoid a war at home. As if that weren’t bad enough, her father believes the betrothal may make her a target and is assigning her a bodyguard.
But her new protector—Tristan—is not the brute she expected. He has a quick wit, a sexy smile, and even sexier things under the smile.
Unfortunately, Nalini can’t let herself fall in love with Tristan, not when she’s soon to be betrothed to another man.
As Tristan grew up on the streets, his father a convict and his mother a drug addict, all he ever wanted was to become one of the Star Kingdom’s elite knights, something that very few commoners ever achieve. After Tristan labors for years as a squire, the king is ready to appoint him a knight… if he accomplishes one simple task. He must infiltrate the sultan’s palace, gain the trust of Princess Nalini, and make sure she doesn’t run away from her marriage with Prince Jorg.
There’s just one problem.
Nalini isn’t the spoiled rich brat he expected—she spends her days working as hard as he does—and he soon develops feelings for her. Can he stand back while a man who doesn’t deserve her claims her for his wife?
Review of Knight Protector
This story, set in the Star Kingdom universe, is a stand alone scifi romance from a favorite author, Lindsay Buroker.
If you have read any of the Star Kingdom books, you will recognize this corner of the galaxy. But the rest of the story is totally on it’s own. Princess Nalini, real estate developer, is the only daughter of the Sultan who isn’t sponging off of the family wealth. Likewise, almost-Knight Tristan work his own way through life.
When Tristan ends up as Nalini’s bodyguard, Nalini is not happy. She already has a bodyguard. But after meeting Tristan, she decides he is not that bad. He’s a good guy – handsome, brave, smart. But she is supposed to be marrying Prince Jorg, so maybe it is best if they just remain Princess and bodyguard.
Naturally, it will not be that easy. Kidnapping attempts, betrayals, weeks in a space ship, and the not-so-desirable Prince Jorg combine to thwart Nalini’s best intentions. You see where this is going. In truth, it was pretty predictable. Neverthless, I truly enjoyed this book. Ms. Buroker always tells such a fun story!
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