Despite being part of the Harlequin Intrigue line, Royal Captive was light on both the romance and the intrigue. The book starts with the crown jewels of Valtria being stolen while the princes are distracted by matchmaking schemes and the daughter of an art thief is in town. Prince Istvan, who has been burned by love, immediately suspects Lauryn is responsible for the theft, so he takes off after her and they both end up on a ship run by criminals. They escape, of course, and then run around looking for the jewels while noticing how attractive the other is. It was all pretty snooze-worthy with a conspiracy to explain it all thrown in at the end. On the plus side, Lauryn is a strong female lead.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Harlequin.