This book left me with mixed feelings. Do not get me wrong I enjoyed it but felt as though it was missing something.
It had a strong plot; I mean when your assigned to protect the royal family from a plot to over through them. You can not get much more exciting. Add to that a feud between Christian and his father who is supposed to be head of security of the Castle. Then there’s Christians unrequited teenage crush for the castle’s chef. Well, that crush never went away and much to Christians delight Max does have feelings for Christian.
The characters were relatable, and I connected with them, but I wish we got to know them a little more, we only really saw Christian in their work roles, or in Max’s apartment after work.
Whilst the plot was well thought out and filled with excitement and pending danger, the actual key moments seemed to be over a little too soon, we did not really get to feel the characters emotions after each event.
I think what it really boils down to is that, for me the book was not long enough to truly do the plot or characters justice.
Having said all that would I read it again or recommend it to readers. The simple answer is yes. It is a enjoyable story with a slow build up to the ending, with some humour at times, a few clever incidents too. And I quite like the authors writing style. It just needs a few extra chapters to allow the characters and story world to grow to their full potential.