Carol Marinelli

Playing the Royal Game

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Falling in love with a prince might be every girl’s dream, but is Allegra Jackson’s royal fairy-tale really all it seems? Allegra’s headline-grabbing family have hardly prepared her for a life of public duty and sinfully delicious Prince Alessandro of Santina has always seemed virtually allergic to the idea of settling down — changing women so fast the paparazzi can barely keep up!
So why, out of all the beautiful socialites his name’s been linked with, did the heir to the throne pick ordinary Allegra? The royal rumour-mill is in overdrive, asking if this shock engagement really is a love-match…or a desperate arrangement with scandalous consequences.
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179 printed pages
Original publication
2012
Publication year
2012
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    fatimahj07shared an impression2 years ago
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    YOUR family behaved appallingly.’ Alex hissed it out of the side of his mouth as they headed back to their suites. - isn't he uptight 😒

    She was slender, yet soft; he could see dimples on her thigh that, were this a true romance, the paparazzi would later persecute her for. - everyone has cellulite!

    ‘You really want that vulgar family to be welcomed into ours? You really think Allegra would make a suitable queen?’ ‘Alessandro!’ his mother said again, but Alex’s mind was only on one thing—he had no intention of stepping aside. ‘I am supposed to spend the rest of my life with this woman, a woman so ordinary?’ - the way she heard it, must have been horrible.

    ‘It was not that she had an affair that upset him, he said. He was worried for the people, the damage a pregnancy—’ ‘No,’ Allegra broke in. ‘Of course he was upset.’ ‘You have to understand—’ ‘I do understand,’ Allegra said, ‘because I’ve heard those types of rows too—hundreds of them—and whatever you think of my father, he’s not all that different from yours. I love him dearly, but he’s a mire of double standards. If it had been my mother who had had an affair—’ ‘It is different,’ Alex cut in. ‘Since then, we must be above rumour or reproach.’ - double standards...

    pashmina - shawls made in the worst way imaginable. If you own one of these, cry for forgiveness at the innocent baby lambs destroys for this 💔💔💔💔

    Enjoyed the letters and anecdotes at the end

    Sangshared an impressionlast year
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