Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review of The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne


If Amy Wilde’s new boyfriend, Leo, treats her like a queen, that’s because he’s secretly a prince himself: Leopold William Victor Wolfsburg of Nirona, the ninth most eligible royal bachelor in the world. Amy soon discovers that dating an heir to a throne has many charms—intimate alfresco dinners, glittering galas, and, for a girl who lives in jeans and wellies, a dazzling new wardrobe with tiaras to match. But there are also drawbacks: imagine the anxiety of meeting your boyfriend’s parents multiplied by a factor of “riding in a private jet,” “staying in a castle,” and “discussing the line of succession over lunch.” Not to mention the sudden press interest in your very un-royal family. When an unexpected turn of events pushes Leo closer to the throne, the Wolfsburgs decide to step up Amy’s transformation from down-to-earth gardener to perfectly polished princess-in-waiting. Amy would do anything for Leo, but is finding her Prince Charming worth the price of losing herself?


The Good: I loved Hester Browne's writing style.  She was funny, quirky and passionate.  Amy, the mc, was just a normal girl who enjoyed being invisible and working hard.  She was successfully growing her own business with her partner Ted and all was right with the world.  Then Leo and Rolf crash her party.  Nothing was ever the same again once she connected with Leo.  Suddenly she is whisked into a fairytale romance that all girls dream of.  Who wouldn't want a sexy prince that is down to earth?

The bad:  The story lagged in a few spots, but not enough to keep me from reading it without abandon.  I wasn't really that fond of Ted's character, he seemed more of a static character than anything else.

The Sexy:  This book was cute and romantic.  There really wasn't much sexy in it.  It was a pretty clean read that anyone could enjoy.

Overall:  Fans of Sophie Kinsella and aka Madeline Wickham will love this romantic English read.  It was humorous at times and devious at other times.  I loved this book and highly recommend it to wanna be princesses of all ages.  It deserves four glittery stars for its awesomeness!

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