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Summary

Laurie and Sasha have built a bright new world together. Sasha is working for the Immigration Guidance Council, and Laurie is landing theatre roles he could once only have dreamed of. Best of all, they've spent the past two years enjoying the love they snatched from the jaws of Sasha's violent, dangerous past.

But Laurie has a history too. He's on edge, his talents increasing beyond his ability to deal with them. And although his father is dead, Laurie can't deny the turbulent genetic heritage the old man has bestowed on him. Only Sasha's love is keeping him anchored and sane - and Sasha is vulnerable, shaken by bad dreams about his life on the streets.

Then Laurie learns that Sasha's Romanian gang-lord father is on the loose in London, and his deepest fears boil to the surface. The last time Stefan's shadow fell, Sasha made a run for it, and Laurie can't bear the thought of losing him again. When Laurie lands a part in the latest Hollywood blockbuster, he abandons England for a dream of safety in the States, persuading the astonished Sasha to come with him.

But the dream becomes a waking nightmare for both of them beneath an alien Californian sun. Laurie must meet his demons head-on, and Sasha must confront the inner barricades that have kept him from treating Laurie as a comrade as well as a lover and a friend. The frosts of a midwinter London brought them together - will this blazing summer crack them apart, or forge enduring love from first romance?

©2013 Harper Fox (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Another wonderful read from Rusty....

Not sure if this is the end of this series...Rusty may have given the impression at the end that it isn't [she says hopefully], but his narration was spot on yet again, with lots of different accents. His Laurie and Sasha are so tender with each other, but I knew the moment they were USA bound that there would be problems [even if it was with the best of intentions in Laurie's part, he just sort of steamrollered over Sasha's wants 😕].

The non-communication between the two really p****d me off, and made me doubt whether there would be a HEA for me to happy dance over BUT... well, listen/read for yourself. Harper Fox's writing is to die for, as per usual.

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Another pageturner

I was captivated, but was not convinced by the whole story. The 11-year-old acting like a 20-year-old and 'leaving her bodyguard no choice but to give in' every time. And why Stephan was a threat was not clear to me, ever since book 1. The second-novel-trope of an established couple drifting apart was nothing new. Narration was good.

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OMG I have fallen for these two

I really enjoyed the first book and wanted to know more of the delicious Sasha and sexy Laurie. The sex scenes were extremely poignant. The back story of the Romany criminals was at times a little far fetched at times and Lauries instant acting success, But that didn't matter in a storey about lòve and commitment between two sexy young men. I was never a fan of the romance story but was before I found a gay one. Now I am hooked and am pleased to find positive stories about men in love with men monogamously. Now tgere are no bad guys involved I really want to know how the relationship between these two sexy young men develops, but they never continue. Do they stay together into old age,? Do they go for kids? That would make it too real and mundane I suppise. It's a pity because happy endings have to last well beyond those exciting crisp days of ones youth and well onto their 50's and 60's like me. Thank you Harper for brightening my day with story of sexiness, crime and glamour. I can see it as a limited series Netflix gay special. Just don't leave out the sex scenes.

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brilliant love story

another great installment from Harper fox loved the story, the connection between characters was tested and delivered really well and that was portrayed brilliantly through the narrator Rusty Coles

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Dramatic conclusion

Amazing story and all is the name of love and shows it doesn't pay to have secrets and nearly costs them their happiness and the end is certainly dramatic when they meet up with the romany father.

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Beautiful angsty ride

I know I am going to sound like an awestruck teenager, but OMG this book, this book!!!

Don't know where to start - with spectacular performance by Rusty Coles? With lovely, endearing characters that make you feel all the feels (especially Sasha)? With interesting plot that swallows you up?

I am a big fan od angsty stories and this one was filled to the brim with bittersweet pain and heartbreak that felt so real for characters who are transitioning from boys to men. Harper Fox captured this delicate transformation beautifully, with all its pitfalls and temptations. Laurie and Sasha really feel like men at the end of the novel, their relationship reborn from the flames of hurt and betrayal, stronger than ever. I loved their relationship dynamics and chemistry. Goes straight to my favourites.

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  • AAHickman
  • 11-04-18

Awful, sadly awful

I hated this. I never expected to say that about a Harper Fox book, but there it is. This didn't need to be written. And it was a freaking never going to end slog of refusal to communicate because ... I have no clue. The attitude about the US and Hollywood irritated me as well and I'm no huge fan of Hollywood and I'm more than willing to admit the problems this country has. I gave in after Chapter twenty when I realized that I had gone from loving these characters to very nearly hating them. I listened to the last chapter but I'm not sure why I bothered.
Audio: I loved this narrator for the first book, but OMG, his American accent was awful. Not everyone sounds vaguely like they're from NYC. The only thing worse was his attempt at an Hispanic English accent. Now I wonder if his Roma accent was anything near to correct.
Absolute fail. I'm sad.

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  • Lydiasky
  • 06-12-20

Captivating Story

This is the first time I have taken the time to write a review. The prequel, A Midwinter Prince was a heartfelt and complicated story of two men coming together against all odds. I immediately jumped into reading/listening The Lost Prince and found myself overwhelmed by a tangle of emotions. As I completed Chapter 17, I needed to step away. To take a breath and prepare myself for the collision that I feared and so desperately hoped wouldn’t come. Harper Fox created two beautiful main characters who I couldn’t help but fall in love with. Her use of language and prose allowed this story to come alive in a way that only true artistry can achieve. Lastly, I highly recommend the audiobook. Rusty Coles presents an excellent depiction of the characters and his beautiful narration allows the story to go straight to the heart. If you enjoy complex characters, and a story of soul mates finding their way to one another amidst the complexities of life, I highly recommend this series.

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  • Dianne T.
  • 26-01-17

Simply magnificent story of love and atonement

What did you love best about The Lost Prince?

This book has everything. At its heart is a strong love story between diverse, extremely compelling characters - Sasha and Laurie . There is sort of a role reversal when Laurie takes on the protection of Sasha - he has stalwart intentions but blunders it so badly with such misappropirated aplomb. They both care so fiercely for each other they don't always make the best decisions. I appreciate that the story took some unexpected twists such as Laurie falling into substance abuse issues as a coping mechanism, rather than being honest with Sasha. What Laurie thought were protections led to worse problems. I also like that the story ran the full gamut from happy career, happy home life, to turbulent upheaval, culture shock, emotional betrayal, and the action/adventure climactic scenes. The secondary characters are all clearly presented and very pivotal to the story. Such wonderful escapism for this reader.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Prince?

Hmm, so many. Many of them are reveals, so I can't be specific. I do like how intense both Laurie and Sasha are about their work, and in their feelings for one another. Although Laurie's intensity gets him into trouble at times -to say the least... I did love how when how all seemed hopeless, a figure from the past appeared to lend a very big helping hand. Laurie's sister Clara jad insights and interventions which were marvelous.

Anytime Laurie or Sasha called the other Ves'tacha ♥

What about Rusty Coles’s performance did you like?

Everything! He was able to voice each and every character uniquely and, in my mind, perfectly. Nobody sounded like a cartoon version, or unlike I imagined. It's an understatement to say he heightened the enjoyment of my favorite Harper Fox series. Took that enjoyment to the moon and back is more like it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Laurie's about to take on the role of his life. But sometimes running away,,, brings your demons closer.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this audiobook and the prequel, A Midwinter Prince

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 29-06-19

loved it

yes it was more difficult to listen to than the first book. But life is difficult. The things we do, keep from and how we betray the one we love. Oh I really wanted to be at their wedding. 🥰

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  • Melody
  • 08-10-20

enduring love

I was so afraid of what the future held for our courageous couple. what an amazing story of true and undying love. love that is perfect in its imperfections.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-20

exceptional

i love these characters. this beautiful love story. the thrills, the action and suspense. and the narration flawlessly delivered in numerous dialects.

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  • Jase
  • 06-10-19

Really enjoyed.

Great two book series. I really hated for it to end. characters were beautifully developed. found myself wanting to be one of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-19

Good story, great narrator

I liked the story OK ( I liked all Harper Fox books so far) but I just loved the narrator. He was great even reading female parts, which is rare, and incredible as Sascha

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  • Jason E.
  • 31-03-21

perfect. Sumptuously told, richly realized.

The characters are stunningly well developed, the plot though not a mystery, has a few good surprises, and the romance feels natural and real. I am always pleasantly surprised at the level of truth one feels in the characters written by harper fox. It's only downfall is the overwhelming sense of loss the reader experiences when the books are finished and they must say goodbye to the friends created by this masterful author.

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  • Jeffrey Holland
  • 11-07-22

I Can’t Wait for More!

In spite of a few negative reviews of this title, I enjoyed it most thoroughly, and would like to suggest that those reviews are quite off base. One thought that the characters our boys meet stateside were poorly constructed by the author, and did not accurately reflect the U.S. population. However, what the author has done remarkably well is to capture the exact essence of what makes the move from stage to screen difficult for many actors. It’s all there, from the disaffected attitudes of people for whom Hollywood is just a job, to the self-absorbed directors who flit from one scene to the next and care nothing of an actor’s time or craft. Put all this together with the dark past our heroes faced in the first volume, and you get a high-stakes, globe-trotting adventure that grabs hold and won’t let go.
As I have now said of several Harper Fox titles, I recommend it most highly, and I’m looking forward to the continuation of the Midwinter Prince series!