The Irish Prince
by Virginia Nelson
Billionaire Dynasties #2
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Indulgence, Contemporary, Romance
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CEO Aiden Kelley’s life of billionaire extravagance is flipped upside down when his ex shows up with a ten-year-old she claims is his. Totally out of his element and losing the control so integral to his success, he needs help. To top it all off, the only constant woman in his life, his executive assistant, has given notice just when he needs her help to survive his newfound fatherhood. Chelsea Houston is an executive assistant, not a nanny. The only person more clueless about kids is her boss. Helping him on a daddy-daughter road trip is her last task before he’ll accept her two weeks’ notice and she can be free of the infuriating man she’s had a crush on for longer than she’d admit. Aiden’s carefully ordered life has never been so disorganized, and he’s suddenly tempted by the things he thought he could never have. Things like love and family. Who knew chaos could be so damn fun?
The Irish Prince had a lot of elements that I love in romance: and Alpha billionaire, a feisty heroine, a boss/office romance, and a single parent situation. Chelsea is Aiden's long-suffering assistant and we begin the book with her attempting to turn in her two week notice for the umpteenth time - this time it's because she found a woman's underclothes draped over the chair in her office (again!). Just as she submits her resignation, Aiden finds out that he has a ten year old daughter and he turns to Chelsea for help in bonding with the young girl via a cross country trip. Along the way we find out that Aiden has some anxiety issues that manifest as a need to control everything he can around him. It seems that Chelsea is the only person in his life that has identified the true root of his control issues and has devised numerous ways to make sure that he is comfortable without alienating him from those around him. Of course, there has always been an undercurrent of attraction between them and now that they are away from the office and her time working with him is coming to a close, they finally act on that attraction. And then, in typical alpha fashion, he gets scared of the intense emotions he suddenly realizes he has for her, pops off at the mouth, and breaks her heart.
I think my favorite part of the book was Aiden's daughter, Waverly. She was the sassiest, wittiest little ten year old ever! I did have a few issues with the storyline but nothing major - like Chelsea never really told Aiden why she was quitting, so we didn't find out the story behind the underwear she found in her office. And Waverly's mom was sort of flippant and dismissive in her explanation as to why she didn't let Aiden know that she was pregnant. Then there was the surprise proposal that really made no sense to me at all. But, I still found the book enjoyable and entertaining and finished it in one sitting. I give The Irish Prince 3 out 5 wine glasses.