Author: Jennifer Chance
Publisher: Elewyn Publishing
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Series: Gowns & Crowns #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Length: 222 Pages
"An awesomely fun, modern day fairy tale!” – Lori Foster, NYT bestselling author
Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of music. A year ago, she deferred entering a prestigious graduate program to help her parents recover from a devastating accident. Now the deferment is expiring, but her parents still need her. Worse, every time she plays her audition piece, she mangles it. Is it too late to be the musician she'd always dreamed of? Should she even try?
Determined to get clarity, Emmaline accepts a friend's offer for a whirlwind European vacation. First Stop: a real live fantasy kingdom—the perfect place to sort wishes from reality.
Prince Kristos Andris was a respected captain in his nation’s military… Was. In the wake of the tragic death of his elder brother, he's managed to avoid his duties as the new Crown Prince of Garronia for months. But now he must accept his responsibilities and leave his troops behind. Outraged at the restrictions of his new royal position, he'll do anything for one last adventure. So when opportunity suddenly lands in his arms in the form of a dreamy-eyed American girl, he embraces it (and her) for all he's worth. What's the harm in a quick fling, after all? It won’t change what he knows he must do…
Only this is Garronia in the summertime, where passion has a way of ruining even the most sensible of plans.
Words. Hmm. That may be a problem . . . because I'm speechless!!! This book was soooo much better than I had even hoped!
I've always been a sucker for a good fairytale, but most of the time, they are overdone concepts that come off as redundant. THIS . . . managed to pull it off!
The characters! Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews was perfectly crafted and had such a unique personality. I couldn't help but adore her! AND, she wasn't even klutzy, like most are portrayed. Aside from the first significant scene (that she still didn't act like the damsel in distress, either), she held herself in a way that wasn't the quivering damsel in distress, cowering in front of royalty.
Of course, Kristos!!! Yummy sex on a stick! He wasn't the typical spoiled royal prince. He was all man, had pride, and was respected for his service to his country in totally different ways. I can't give it all away, but wow! Kristos made one hell of a sexy prince.
Even the supporting characters were quirky in their own way. The author made them interesting and I like that some of them shift to main characters in subsequent books in this series. My curiosity is piqued for future books! I can't wait for the next book: Captured! It's not out until January, but I am looking forward to it!!!
Overall, this was a must read story for anyone that enjoys a fun, frothy, adventure wrapped up in a sexy, steamy, romance. I am definitely a new fan, and I have to give this modern fairytale five glittery stars for capturing my heart!
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Other books coming soon in the Crowns and Gowns series:
Captured (Book 2) by Jennifer Chance- January 5, 2016
Claimed (Book 3) by Jennifer Chance- March 22, 2016
Crowned (Book 4) by Jennifer Chance- June 7, 2016
About the author:
I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)
Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.
I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.
To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.
As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.
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