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He's No Prince Charming

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  473 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
At sixteen, Dakota Dunn was America's Pop Princess. Now twenty-five, she's all grown up[and definitely washed up. She decides to head to her parents' lakefront retreat in Tennessee, fixing to write songs and transform her image from squeaky clean to kickin' country.
Turns out her folks have handed things over to sexy, if cranky, cowboy Trace Coleman[a former bull riding c
ebook, 220 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Signet (first published January 1st 2009)
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4 stars – Contemporary Romance

This is a pretty cute, light, and entertaining contemporary romance about a sweet, quirky, spunky former teen pop princess, who returns to her Tennessee hometown lakefront property and country girl roots in attempt to find the inspiration she needs to revamp her image and restart her washed up career, and a big, bad, broody, injured, scarred, ex-bull riding world champion rodeo cowboy, who’s hiding from life and mourning his long gone glory days, finding the healing
Nov 02, 2011 Wminbc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay...did not any of my GR friends see that I love cowboys!!! That I love a fun, hot loving book??? That I love Cowboys???

Gosh, this was the find of the month and it was only November 1! I was on my way to grocery shop when I popped into my local second hand book store. As I browsed (looking for the 2 Pamela Clare books still TBR) I found the one and Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots. So, I took a chance. The bill was 5$, but with a 4.50$ credit...I got this hot little romance for 0.50$. Christmas sh
Mar 12, 2012 Audrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I liked it, but not enough that I'll remember it much a year from now. The secondary romance in this one is awesome and alone would be at least 4 stars. :D

The story, in a nutshell.
Former teen pop princess Dakota Dunn butts heads - and body parts - with Trace Coleman, the ex-rodeo star who now manages the marina/fishing camp that she owns. She moves back to the area in an attempt to find new musical inspiration and to reinvent herself as a country star, and, in the process, she turns life upside
Quite liked this story.

You've got your spunky heroine, your great subplot, steamy romance, and a brooding hero. The story centers around self development and I loved how the characters developed, grew and changed.

The one thing that didn't sit well with me was the outrageous clumbsiness of the heroine. It was like watching Anne Hathaway in the Princess Diaries as she walks into stuff to show how "cute" she is. Common now! I clumbsy episode or two is always entertaining but this girl was always fa
Jenn Scranton
Feb 05, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two broken souls come together and find love....

So corny!


Trace, former PCB bull riding champ, "former" because of a debilitating accident that left him scarred both physically and emotionally... (Awww, a big bad tough guy that needs fixing. For whatever reason, we women love to fix a man)

Dakota, former "bubble gum pop star", as they called her. She was a teen sensation whose starlight fizzled just as quick as it beamed. Here she was at 25 trying to revive her career... She
I feel like this book should have come with an instruction manual, something like: Take out brain, grab a beer (several may be required), insert self into hot tub (take care not to get book wet) and enjoy. At the very least "book best enjoyed with beer" should appear in small print below the book praises on the back cover. Under these circumstances, I may have rated this 4 stars...

While cute, 'He's No Prince Charming' definitely falls under the "fluff" category - there is absolutely nothing ser
Jul 03, 2010 Mojca rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mojca by: Shawna
A sweet, cute, bubbly romantic comedy of an ex-teenage pop-star attempting to reinvent herself back home, but her klutzy attempts at turning herself into a cool redneck chick only succeed in gaining the attention of former bull-rider turned fishing-camp supervisor.

Nothing special about it, it was fun and light. The only problem was the fact I actually liked the secondary romantic plot (between Grady and Sierra) a lot better than the budding romance between Dakota and Trace. Oh, well.
Sep 27, 2014 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dakota is a former pop star, who at the height of her fame bought a marina in her home town, which her parents ran. After her father’s health declined, he turned over the running to Trace. Now Dakota has come back to the marina to take up temporary residence in her old cabin while she tries to write some new songs and reinvent her image.

I really liked Trace. A former bull-riding champion who had to give up his career – along with fame, adulation and money - after being injured, he’s the wounded,
Aug 03, 2011 Nicci rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great easy read. The two main ladies in the book have some great adventures. Laugh out loud funny. Overall I thought the book was fun. Although the end of the book seemed rushed. There were a lot of pages spent developing the relationships of the characters then all of a sudden it's the end.
May 27, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute easy quick read! Made me smile :)
May 03, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
At sixteen Dakota Dunn was a pop princess and at twenty five she was all washed up. She heads to her last piece of property Willow Creek Fishing Camp and Marina in Tennessee to do some serious song writing and contemplate salvaging her career. Her father had turned the camp over to be run by a cowboy, Trace Coleman a former Bull Riding Champion who's serious injuries had forced him from the sport. He sees her as troublesome pop princess not as a person who is struggling to transform her image fr ...more
Caitlyn "Books Are My Life" Baker
This book had me smiling and laughing out loud from page one! Nothing could be cuter than a story about a) two former famous people who have been on top of the world and now have to rough it in the middle and b) a surprise romance between two main-but-secondary characters! This was a perfect fluffy, happy, predictable-but-in-a-good-way, shake-your-head-laughing kind of book. Perfect for a quick and steamy summer read!
Katherine Grey
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Oct 26, 2015 Mindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very funny! Loved Dakota's quirky klutziness! I enjoyed how her perkiness pulled Trace out of his dark shell.
Sabrina Bellesbach
Ehhh. It's probably more of a 2.5 stars, but I'm feeling a little generous today.
Apr 08, 2016 RaeLatte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great cowboy romance - lots of fun!
Ann Marie
I read this book in a day and was glad for the quick, predictable distraction. I would have liked a lot more edge to the plot but the character were likable enough to keep me turning pages. Dakota, a washed up pop singer, goes back to home town to reinvent her career. She falls for (really fast) a former champion rodeo cowboy whose injury in a bull riding competition left him unable to compete again. It was a flirty and fun read.
Jul 24, 2010 Lesley rated it liked it
This book was just OK for me. I was a bit annoyed by the slap-stick in this, felt it was not necessary. I got tired of the heroine falling down all the damned time, necessitating a rescue by the hero. I think the romance could have happened without all of that. I did like the secondary romance in this one- that seemed more realistic to me than the primary one did.
I really enjoyed this, funny - cute - cowboys - quick.

This was well written, I haven't read this author before but really enjoyed her style.

I loved Trace and Dakota's story and loved all the characters, it was sugar sweet. The ending was too quick though.
Sep 02, 2011 Cornelia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, epub
that was nice. but not much spark. and the end was rushed in my humble opinion.
and I'm not a fan of the "oh my suddenly I'm so clumsy"heroines...
Jun 23, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved this book. trace drove me crazy always second guessing himself and being selfish but i love how it ended.
LOVE THE COVER :) but I just felt it was lacking plot. It was an enjoyable frivolous light read but not a keeper.
Jul 30, 2011 Starlet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a quick read for me it was very funny and light hearted. I loved all the characters.
Oct 09, 2009 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute. Luann Mclane created her own style and doesn't disappoint. Nice secondary romance too !
Mar 13, 2012 Lianna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Cute and read this pretty fast.

The last part felt rushed though.
Danica Martin
Nov 16, 2013 Danica Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Danica by: Amazon
Had fun reading this book... read it twice actually!
Feb 17, 2016 Carla rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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LuAnn McLane writes southern bent romantic comedy for NAL/Signet Eclipse and is currently penning her eighth novel in her popular Cricket Creek series. Her books have appeared on best selling lists including USA Today, Nielsen BookScan, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Her books have been featured selections for Rhapsody and Doubleday Book clubs. Her love of country music led her to collaboration with
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