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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Most of the young women in Nardowyn swoon over Crown Prince Felipe, but Caitlin has never seen the appeal. When she catches his eye during a royal festival, she has little choice but to begrudgingly go along with his attempts to form a friendship between them, and soon learns that there is more to him than meets the eye.

When Felipe goes to war to avenge the death of his
Paperback, 148 pages
Published April 2nd 2016 by Create Space Publishing
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Celine Jeanjean
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
A More Complicated Fairytale, as the title suggests, isn’t your usual love story. The thing I loved most about it was the way the relationship between the two main characters evolved. It’s a relationship of equals, born of begrudging respect, then friendship, and then – well now that would be telling.

Cait is also very much a character after my own heart, smart and independent and not scared to speak her mind. Felipe was great too, don’t get me wrong, but I just got a bit of a soft spot for Cait
Laurie Bell
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely fairytale romance! There is a Prince and a commoner, a war and a fun twist. A chance meeting between Filipe and Cait leads to Filipe inviting Cait to a ball where he is to meet and choose his future wife. So what happens when the fairytale occurs in the middle of a war and the prince – Felipe – is already married? Or when the commoner – Cait – is already in love with a soldier?

This is a lovely tangled romance. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed every moment of the twists and turn
Veronica Strachan
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet fairytale

A More Complicated Fairytale is exactly that. The star crossed lovers seemed destined for friendship only. The story flows along well and the unexpected action takes you even further from the standard fairytale format.
I particularly liked the feisty nursing staff standing up for each other.
Cait is an independent thinker and her influence on the careless Prince is commendable.
Nicely written by Wrayburn who has a comfortable, cozy style that's enjoyable and easy to read.
K.M. Allan
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable read. When headstrong Cait crosses path with Prince Felipe, a friendship is formed that will take them through grief, war, opposite opinions, adventure, and force them to confront how they really feel about each other. It's a quick read, but that doesn't make it any less satisfying when you get to the last page. Highly recommended.
C.H. Pearce
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous. The main character is likeable and wonderfully sensible and relatable in her decision-making as she navigates a complex romantic relationship in a war torn fantasy world. I loved the twists on traditional fairy tales, in particular the positive take on the ‘evil stepmother’ trope.
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Admittedly, this is not my type of book, however, I found that because the title promises it to be a more complicated fairytale, I didn't want to put it down in order to sooner find out why it was more complicated. It definitely was not a disappointment.

The story is reminiscent of pop flicks like The Prince & Me and Ella Enchanted, with the main female character, Cait, being a mash up of Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey). This is not to say it's a copycat idea or
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quick and enjoyable read that's a little bit different from the usual fairytale type story. The characters are extremely likeable and there is the occasional moment that's really great but I felt it was a little bit lacking in descriptions and dialogue.
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