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Prince in Disguise

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  1,997 ratings  ·  509 reviews
Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.

Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguis
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 19th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion
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Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

This. Was just. The CUTEST.

Our town got pummeled by a winter storm overnight, and so I spent today snowed inside, huddled beneath a pile of blankets.

Sure, I could have gotten up. And done things. Like laundry. But I also had a cat or two on my lap, so obvi I was stuck until they decided to move their divine furriness away from me.

Which they did. Sometime around noon.

And yet I stayed hunkered down in my chair, binge-reading this book in one sitting, with what I can only imagine was the goofiest
Cristina Monica
Nov 03, 2020 rated it liked it
This was kind of silly… and also kind of cute. I don’t remember the last reality TV show book plot that I’ve enjoyed, and already I’m not a huge fan of reality TV to begin with (except for KUWTK obviously) so I’m kind of shocked by the fact that I managed to finish this book… and enjoy it.

But then again, I wasn’t the only one who found the whole reality TV aspect silly: Dylan, the main protagonist, did too. She’s Dusty’s sister, who is marrying into modern day nobility and whose wedding is being
Jaime Arkin
I loved every single thing about this book- I almost died of the cute banter and swoony moments. I ship Dylan & Jamie so much it’s ridiculous, and I wouldn’t say no to something set in their future because I never want this story to end!!

Full review to come

I love this book so, so much and it might just be my new favorite thing ever.

It has witty banter.

It has relatable and funny characters.

It has reality T.V. craziness.

It has a prince in disguise.

It has all the swoons.

I don’t know why it wasn’t
Sherwood Smith
I already know of two high-school aged relatives I am giving this book to for Christmas, and I hope I can see them read it.

This is an utterly charming wish-fulfillment romance, featuring Dylan, eye-rolling younger sister of gorgeous, perfect Dusty, beauty-pageant-winner from Tupelo. Dusty was chosen for a reality show, at which she met Scottish laird Ronan, and fell in love. Now Dylan, to her total disgust, is being whisked off to Scotland for the second series as Dusty and Ronan marry at his va
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Full Review: Thank you so much to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for giving me the chance to read and review this super cute novel by Stephanie Kate Strohm! What an adorable book about a younger sister dragged along to Scotland for her sister’s wedding to a Scottish lord, which, to her dismay, is being filmed for a reality TV series “Prince in Disguise.”

Gosh, I just loved the chemistry between Dylan and Jamie. From the first moment they meet, they have this really natural, cute, nerdy vibe that w
3.5 stars

This was so adorable. I read most of it by the pool one afternoon (which was odd seeing as this was set in Scotland at definitely not your typical summer-y read), and had such a great time with the characters! I am really intrigued by royalty and the royal wedding and so I went on a binge of everything royal I could get my plain American commoner hands on.

Jamie was easily the best part of this book. I loved his character and his quirkiness. He was so weird, but it just m
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

I won a copy of this book on Twitter, and even if I hadn’t, it was already on my radar and wish list because of the royalty aspect to it. When it arrived, I simply couldn’t put it down, because of how fantastic it was. Dylan has been sent to Scotland (all royalty books seem to happen in Scotland lately), as her sister, Dusty, was the winner of a reality show - very like the Bachelor - and is no
Vicky Again
Cute!!! I was wondering if the twist I expected would happen (it did) and it was a very fluffy, a little bit cheesy, romp through a Scottish castle-like-thing feat. marriages with nobility and sisterly love. Fans of Rachel Hawkins' The Royals will really enjoy Prince in Disguise!
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
4.5 Stars

I am always a sucker for books about royalty, so I knew I would love Prince in Disguise the moment I saw it. This story is all about a reality TV show set in Scotland and contains a likeable main character. This book makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, making it perfect for the winter.

This book has such an original concept! The main character’s sister is getting married to a (barely) prince, and the wedding and the planning are all being aired on a reality TV show. Dylan wants nothing
Erin Sky
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An Adorable Holiday Slump-buster!

I was SO excited to be approved for this Disney-Hyperion title on Net Galley, and it did not disappoint!

If you’re in the mood for a fast, slump-buster read–whether to get you back into reading or to kick-start you into the holiday spirit–this is it! I loved Dylan immediately. She’s the awkward, self-conscious, shy younger sister of a beauty-pageant winner, dragged into a high-profile world she never wanted to be part of. When she ends up meeting a boy she might a
Gillian Berry
That was just delightful. Super cute, and super perfect to read during Christmastime (and during a season of high royal romance to boot!). This was really funny, witty, banterful, and just plain adorable. Jamie is my dream boy. The twist is absolutely predictable, but in a really charming way. Like, OF COURSE that's what happens, but it's also so what you WANT to happen. What a delicious slice of escapism this is while not feeling even a little bit trashy. It's just a plain old wonderful time. T ...more
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley2017
A great rom-com about reality shows and finding one's prince.


Dylan's perfect older sister was part of a successful reality show where she unknowingly fell in love with a lord from Scotland. Now she's about to get married, the family needs to spend a too long a time in his estate back in Scotland, being filmed for a special follow-up. And the big house comes with all the clichés, secret passageways, mean mother-in-law, and cute boy with a British accent. Maybe it's not going to be so bad for
{you can read my review here as well}
If you’re into season reads and want something super cute and fluffy for winter time, Prince in Disguise is definitely a good choice. It takes place in the weeks counting down to Christmas and there are a lot of shenanigans to behold in a cold castle in Scotland.

The cute factor here is definitely at a high. Jamie, the love interest, is an absolute dork and I adored him and all his quirky traits. He randomly refers to ancient poetry and literature in whatev
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Right, it's official: No more Young Adult books for me. I'm just so booooored!
All I wanted was something amusing and undemanding and escapist. Undemanding it certainly is.
The boy is lovely, the two stars are for him. I don't understand why he hasn't been snapped up ages ago. The girl is STUPID. Whatever does he see in her?
I neither know nor care.
(It probably doesn't help that my parallel read is Angels in the Sky. Not romantic, but wow.)
Oct 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, contemp
*Thanks so much to the publisher for sending me an e-ARC via Netgalley!!*

Okay, this book was adorable and fun AND HAD THE BEST DISNEY REFERENCES. I was dying with each witty Disney reference/comment that was made, and Strohm definitely has confirmed that she is a master of adorable, cheesey goodness - my favorite contemporary kind of novel. This story did drag in a few parts, and I started to get really bored - however it was cute for the most part.

The best part of this story was the comedy and
This book is the cutest freaking thing in the universe. The rommiest and commiest of the rom-coms. I am officially obsessed with Stephanie Kate Strohm.
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
3.5 stars

Prince in Disguise is one of those books that are perfect one-sitting reads that you can just devour and have a great time with. It's nothing new or unexpected, but it's comforting because it's so familiar. First love, dating hilarity, family drama, and a dash of secret identities make for an enjoyable read that puts you in a reading mood and reaching for another story to pick up. You know exactly what you're getting into with this book and you're either picking it up for that reason or
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Thanks, I hate it! 🙃

Just, not for me.
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Very sweet, sometimes laugh out loud, story of a16 year old girl who gets caught up in the story line when her older sister goes a reality show called "Prince in Disguise". A cute story, funny characters, and a nice break from reality, lol.
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: youngadult
This was a fun read, but very predictable and too sugar sweet and cutesy. Good fluff material, but nothing life changing.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I'm so happy this was my last book of 2017, because I needed to end 2017 with something fluffy and lovely.

Here's the thing about this book: it was totally ridiculous and predictable as hell, but a) if it were a movie staring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode I’d watch the shit out of it, and b) if there ends up being a sequel I’ll totally read it.

Some further thoughts, mostly for myself...
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Mary H
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely lovely. Fluffy, fun, sweet, swoony, snowy. Give me ALL the YA holiday romance.
I won’t deny that this book was entertaining and fluffy but it was also a little too much. Too much drama, too much reality TV, everything felt too exaggerated and unrealistic... but I guess that’s the point.

I liked the romance of Dylan and Jaime. They were very sweet together and were the realistic of the bunch, not pretentious or fake. And I do love a boy who likes fictional friends more than actual ones and can bring Bronte into a conversation, but when he starts quoting Dylan Thomas, EE Cumm
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I know this is a holiday tale akin to those I watched all December long, but my library didn't get it until this week. After seeing some very favorable reviews for this book, I knew I couldn't wait until next December to read it, and I'm so very glad that I didn't. Prince in Disguise was utterly charming and delightful and completely adorable and it's the feel-good read I needed and one I know I'll be revisiting again and again. As it was, I was sneaking chapters at work all day yesterday becaus ...more
Trigger warnings: slut shaming, absent parents. I think that's about it??

Was this indescribably predictable? Uh, yeah. Was it also cute as hell? Definitely.

Dylan is a pretty great protagonist, and Jamie was a delightfully nerdy love interest. It was funny, it was fast paced, it was utterly ridiculous from start to finish, but I didn't freaking care because it's New Year's Day and my brain isn't working properly yet.

In short, it's perfect for fans of reality TV and/or contemporary YA books inv
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fiction, 2017
"Prince in Disguise" is the story of Dylan, a girl who would rather be in the background than standing out. She leaves the spotlight for her older sister, Dusty, former beauty queen who is about to marry a Scottish laird... on television. Dusty is ready for her happily ever after in front of a television audience and while Dylan wants to be there for her sister, she'd rather not make an appearance on the screen herself. Little does she know that she might be getting her own happy ending and it's ...more
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I’m being honest, this book was super ridiculous and cheesy and far fetched and quite possibly full of clichés but I couldn’t care less because I enjoyed every single second of it. It was super cute and fluffy, the characters were all delightful, there was an abundance of literary/pop culture references, it was set in Scotland during Christmas time aka one of the most picturesque settings I could imagine for a rom-com, and perhaps most importantly; it made me laugh out loud. Okay so those wer ...more
Cheyenne|Tonkin About Books

I had family. And friends. They knew who I was- and so did I.

First, thank you thank you thank you Disney-Hyperion, NetGalley, and Stephanie Kate Strohm for letting me read and review this early! I can't even tell you guys how pumped I was when I got the email saying this was waiting for me on my NetGalley shelf. I screamed and jumped up and down and my sister thought I was crazy, but I wanted this so bad. So double thank you!

This book was so amazing. Honestly, it was better than I could have
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
I have been really excited to get to Prince in Disguise for a few of reasons
1 – I love royals
2 – Reality TV is a guilty pleasure of mine
3 – The above two things combined in a book sounds like perfection
For me though something just didn’t come together to make this one a home run.
I think my main problem was I didn’t love our MC Dylan and I am not sure why. I did love her love interest Jamie though. He was totally swoon worthy for sure. The rest of the characters were all fun enough. The story
Samantha (WLABB)
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 stars

Strohm always delivers a clever, witty, and fun story that warms my heart and makes me laugh.

When I want to read something that amuses me, I know I cannot go wrong with a book by Stephanie Kate Strohm. Once again, Strohm delivered a charming and witty rom-com, which left me in a sunshine-day mood.

•Pro: Strohm is the queen of banter! The dialog was witty and filled with the perfect pop culture references. I swear, there were moments I felt as though I was in an episode of Gilmor
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Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of The Taming of the Drew, Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, Confederates Don't Wear Couture, and the upcoming It's Not Me, It's You and Prince in Disguise. She grew up in Connecticut and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was voted Winter Carnival Queen. Currently she lives in Chicago with her fiance and a little white dog named Lorelei Lee.

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