To avoid a
major scandal, Lieutenant Lucas Deverall marries Sophie von
Scharnburg and they part ways right after the ceremony.
Sophie leaves broken-hearted because she realizes that her
unspoken love for Lucas will never be returned and Lucas
leaves disgusted because he believes Sophie is a little hussy
who tricked him into marriage.
years later, Lucas has returned home from war and discovers
that the gangly girl he left behind has grown into a desirable
woman; however he still doesn’t want Sophie as a wife. He
also learns that his newly inherited title of viscount is
burdened with debt. The only feasible way to restore the
title is to use the money from Sophie’s trust, and Lucas
decides to woo the money away from his unwanted wife. But
Sophie doesn’t believe this toad will turn into a prince, and
she decides that now it’s her turn for some payback.
His Majesty, the Prince of Toads
is a perfect description of Lucas. Very rarely do I come
across a hero that I just don’t like initially. Lucky for me,
in Ms. Jacobs’ capable hands, Lucas does evolve and Sophie’s
feelings (and mine) for Lucas do a 180-degree turn. I admired
Sophie’s strength of character when faced with Lucas’
disdain. As a matter of pride, Sophie refuses to defend
herself once she realizes Lucas isn’t really interested in the
truth. At times, this strength became a weakness and I
wanted to hit Sophie upside the head, but since Lucas is also
hardheaded they make a great match. Speaking of great
matches, there is a side story between the secondary
characters, Lady Minerva Barrington and Lord George Carstairs.
Pick up His Majesty, the Prince of Toads and
enjoy the ride of Sophie and Lucas.