Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Prince's Plan” as Want to Read:
The Prince's Plan
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Prince's Plan

by
3.61  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  54 reviews
She can’t trust him…or her desire for him.

Marnie Ducello is way past second chances. Most days she’s fighting to forget the past and stay sober—a combination she doesn’t always pull off. She’s done waiting for Prince Charming. So when a sexy stranger turns out to be an arrogant, cab-stealing jerk, Marnie isn’t surprised. If only her rash reaction to his rudeness hadn’t res
...more
ebook, 495 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Will Records Publishing
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Prince's Plan, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Prince's Plan

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.61  · 
Rating details
 ·  67 ratings  ·  54 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Prince's Plan
Archit
Deeply engrossing.

Class of the protagonist meets elegance of the lady.



Plot :

I have told myself to not to provide you any spoilers. The Prince's Plan is about Danny and Marnie and their struggles. Both are a lot different from each other and sometimes the same. Marnie is the sober girl who wants to forget her past and dealing with it is becoming a heavy task for her. Danny is an addict who gets Marnie arrested at the first few pages! Quite exciting thing to do for him!

Danny tries to make amends
...more
Yuli Atta
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
actual rating 4,5 stars

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Usually, I don't read this kind of books but I was interested in this one and I was offered an ARC, so I blindly went into the deep and I loved every second of it. I didn't really know what I was reading about until I found out that the book is actually about two addicts who struggle to stay sober and live the life they deserve. They've been through a lot of shit and it's hard to say no to th
...more
Ammie (Ammie's Book Obsession)
description

When I stumbled upon the blurb of "The Prince's Plan", I was so excited to read it and the blurb was quite interesting. Also the book had a very good GR rating so I decided to request the author for an ARC!!

EXPECTATIONS

description

description

REALITY

description

description

What in the hell did I read? Oh why bear this torture!!b>This book definitely didn't work for me Beginning was OK and I thought that maybe it would get interesting after few chapters but it just went down hill. Somewhere near the middle I seriously wanted to sm
...more
Dee's Reading Zone
This ARC was given to me for an honest review.

This is my first read by E.M. Youman and it was an insightful and moving read. Although I read for the enjoyment of it, this was a very heavy but absorbing read due to the subject matter: addiction.

The hero, Danny (singer) and heroine, Marnie's lives revolved around trying to say sober and Danny proved to be the bigger man by sponsoring Marnie after he had her arrested (yep!) and then as a karmic relationship flip if you will, Danny decides to take
...more
Rê
description

2 “Sex, drugs and a little music” Stars

ARC provided by the author.

Thank you.

Here’s another book I expected to love based on premise and great ratings on Goodreads, but couldn’t connect at all.

The premise is quite promising: two broken people trying to get past their addiction and start a new life get together and fall in love. The problem is, 50% into the book and there isn’t a sign these two are falling in love.

This review is about to get spoilery, so… warning, SPOILERS AHEAD.

(view spoiler)
...more
Jeannie Zelos
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Prince's Plan,  E. M. Youman

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  New Adult, Romance

I really didn’t know what to expect with this, loved the description but the author only has a 14 page short, and a quick non fic read out, so they weren’t any help for me to try to see if her writing style and I gel.
I hummed and hawed for a bit and finally took the plunge.

And I’m so glad I did. Don’t be fooled by the title, this is no fluffy romance, no fifty times removed royalty tale, but a very
...more
Danielle
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

The Prince’s Plan is about Danny who is a celebrity, singer and actor and a recovering addict who bumps into Marnie at his favourite restaurant. There is something about Marnie that catches his eye but he isn’t sure what, besides her being an addict too.

Danny decides he wants to help Marnie become sober by hiring her as his personal assistant while providing her with a sober environment with everything paid for. But Marnie has more issues
...more
Tasha
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

When I was sent this book from the author I didn't know anything about this book. When I started to read I found out it was about two addicts who were struggling to stay sober. I found the book really interesting and learnt about the two main characters life in an amazing way! This book DOES contain mature/sexual scenes!

I will have to admit that The Prince's Plan is NOT light read.. It can be quiet heavy but I still
...more
Rosemary K
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Marnie and Danny's story is an emotional journey that explores the pain and suffering of drug addiction. Danny seems to have it all but in reality fame and fortune are no protection. Marnie is at her wit's end. She realizes that we all deserve a second chance and that help can make make them both stronger. I cared for these two damaged characters. Their struggles touched me. I wanted them to find the peace and strength that they so desperately sought. E. M. Youman has written powerful characters ...more
Lisa
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was rooting for these two throughout the book. They both struggle with addiction and it just goes to show that addiction doesn't care if you are rich and famous, or poor on the streets. And not everyone has their best interest at heart. But he was drawn to her from the first time he saw her. This was a slow burn and not what I usually read. But it was interesting. And very serious, and sometimes very upsetting. I received an exclusive arc of it. ...more
Faith89
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-review
copy received for honest review.
I am not sure how to describe this story other than messy. It started off pretty good but somehow got twisted. Messy characters with messy lives. It is a story of addiction and the hard road to recovery. The main characters are both recovering addicts. The story is a seesaw of highs and lows for both. It seems like mostly lows. The romance is sketchy. There is a lot of interaction between the main characters and other people. It wasn't clear how they developed fee
...more
Teresa  Christianson
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily review this for receiving an advanced reader copy of The Prince's plan by E.M. Youman.
This is a great book.
Danny is a famous rock star and actor but also a recovering drug addict. Marnie is also a drug addict who is trying to get clean. Danny offers her a sober environment to live in and also a job while becoming her sponsor. This book is about their struggles to stay sober and their relapses and individual personal past struggles as to why the used. They each start falling for the
...more
Anarchy
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The Prince’s Plan – E.M. Youman – Review

This book was provided as an ARC from author for an honest review.
My overall rating for this book is a very strong 5 stars.
Love rating – 4
Heat rating - 3
OH MY GOSH!!! What an amazingly gritty and raw story. It was quite a tough read, not because it was a bad story it was fantastic, but because of the subjects and emotions involved like the drug abuse. I’m so glad I persisted with it, it was so worth it. I will defiantly be keeping this book on my list to r
...more
Deidre
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It was definitely not your typical romance. There were a lot of heavier elements, but they worked. I kind of wish that the physical connection between the two main characters would have been explored a little sooner in the book. It took a bit to get into, but I'm glad I stuck with it. ...more
Maria
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Read this and other reviews in: (I have the review with gifs in the links!)

http://readtillyoudie.tumblr.com/post...
http://read-till-you-die.blogspot.pt/...


I received this book in exchange for a review in ARC. First of all, thank you E.M. Yoman for sending the book.


This synopsis says it all. I think it even says too much. I have been seeing a lot of books with too much details in the review - it says most of the book plot! It doesn’t need to, but in this case it suits the book. It doesn’t spoil a
...more
Flip
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC for an honest review I enjoyed it very much. It was really dark and really freaking hot!!!
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
The Prince's Plan is a moving, gritty tale of addiction and battling and winning out over addiction. Marnie in particular has had a really rough life. In the beginning of the book she's newly sober and working with a support group to maintain her sobriety. She meets Danny outside a diner and she somehow ends up being thrown into the back of a police vehicle and taken away. Sufficed to say, their first meeting did not go well for the 2. But, Danny finds her and offers her a deal: become his PA, s ...more
Marie
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: friends
This book was provided as an ARC from author for an honest review. This was an amazing story about two people who helped each other overcome drug addiction. I haven't ever had to deal with this but know that its a daily process and you can often fall off the wagon.

Marnie at first appeared weak to me prostituting herself out to buy drugs. As I said AT FIRST! She tried to stay sober after suffering a big loss but finds out that her sponsor at the time fell off the wagon and she feels that she has
...more
HI5O
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal

Exceptional storytelling, even with the outrageous tigers thrown in. Although it served a purpose, it was preposterous and a bit silly. Two addicts that overcame their pasts for a future.
Stephanie Young
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First off, this book got me right in the feels. It's truly an unorthodox love story.

Danny is a big movie/rock star. Marnie is a drug addict. They meet by accident one day. Danny is trying to protect his image, since he too was a drug addict. He thought he could help her recover. Danny would go through girls, but his relationship with Marnie was strictly business. He pulled her away from selling her body for drugs. He gave her a job as his assisstant, even though he had never had one. He clothed
...more
Esther Haddie's Haven
DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. WARNING: This book contains mentions of adult content, such as drug use, rape, sex and language.


I kind of knew what to expect going into this book. But at the same time, it was a complete mystery. Both characters have . . . issues and sufferings. The author is very clear and gives detail straight forward when expressing them. Danny's character had me reeling. Marnie's dark past was heartbreaking. To be straight honest, I teared
...more
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Overall I really enjoyed this book as I liked Marnie as a character (for the most part). This is especially true after her fist relapse when she realises that drugs aren't worth it and stays sober even when Danny isn't (which is ironic as Danny is supposed to be Marnie's sponsor). The plot was also really memorable (although Marnie's abuse is horrific it's very nature makes it memorable).

What I did have a problem with was Da
...more
Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
Jan 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs, other
DNF at 10%

The first thing I didn't like was that it was third person pov. Not my cup of tea. Then as I started reading, I just could not get into the book. I wasn't connecting with the characters...at all. I just didn't like them. I'm OK with reading about addiction, but these two characters were just really hard to like.
So since the book was taking me such a long time to get into, the fact that the book was nearly 500 pages just made me blanch. The last thing I wanted to do was spend a week or
...more
Gina Martin
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

This is my first time reading a book by this author and I must say that I was very impressed. The story was very well written. It as very detailed, which is very important to the reader because it helps us to visualize what is going on. This story was gritty, raw and very real. The subject matter was heavy. It was about two people, Danny and Marnie, who are dealing with addiction and trying to overcome it. I found myself getting emotional at ti
...more
Hilda
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book via Netgalley.com in exchange for my honest review.

This book took me longer to read than normal. I think because there were many tough topics to absorb. At first I was kind of confused because the prologue was from someone else's point of view. Then when we get into the main characters I found that I connected to them individually but I wasn't fully behind their relationship at first.
I found that this book was well written with a strong storyline and good character develop
...more
Sarah
I really was looking forward to reading this book, but it fell way short of a great romance for me. The synopsis is misleading. This is not a romance book. If you're looking for a honest gritty dramatic story based solely on hard core drug use and two urban people's struggle through sobriety and relapses, then you'll absolutely love this book. That was just not was I thought this story would be completely, therefore I'm moving on to a more lighthearted love story or at least something a little l ...more
Yolanda Moore
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book started off a little slow for me but it quickly picked up. Marnie had a rough past and turned to drugs to numb the pain. Something terrible happened to her and her family didn't believe her story. Without any support she was forced into the streets. Danny was a confused Hollywood star. He was always one step away from falling back into his old ways. He thought helping Marnie with his addiction would keep him on track. They both couldn't deny the attraction between them but were afraid t ...more
Tonya Peterson
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
* ARC BOOK PROVIDED BY THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NETGALLEY*
 This book was wonderful..it impacted the journey for two people Danny and Marnie from being addicted to substance abuse. They both were running from the past instead of accepting it and dealing with the present. They helped each other along the way, and when something off the wall and deadly happened that's when they both realized life was too short. When everything and everyone thought they couldn't make it the stubbornness won.
...more
Melissa Copeland
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it
ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for my honest review:

This was a longer story than I’m used to, so it took me a little bit to finish. I think perhaps the beginning could have been trimmed down a bit, as it was not as necessary to the overall plotline. It doesn’t hurt anything by being there, it’s just a little extra padding on an already long narrative.

I enjoyed the theme of addiction and the problems it creates with relationships in general. The author is very direct about the
...more
Courtney Payne
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received this early release book in exchange for an honest review.

I had a hard time getting into this book from the very beginning. I thought that maybe it would just take some time to sink into the story and that midway through the book I would be engrossed. Unfortunately that didn't happen for me. I found the characters to be unlikeable and their personalities and situations frustrating and unrealistic.
I felt lost quite a few times and had to go back and reread pages thinking that I had mis
...more
« previous 1 next »

News & Interviews

Believe it or not, we're halfway through 2021! As is our tradition, this is the time when the Goodreads editorial team burrows into our data to...
112 likes · 80 comments
“I don't know what happened, but I do know this. It's not going anywhere. When you light up it waits for you to come down. You have to confront whatever's bothering you and look it straight in the eye. It's alright to forgive yourself, and it's okay to fight back, because if you don't kick the shit out of it, then it kicks you. It's a dog world, but you can control it, if you want to. A lot of people are going to try to make you feel like shit, but that doesn't mean you are. You are who you decide to be. I hope you're the kind of person that fights, because that's the only way to win.” 17 likes
“No one is entitled to anything. Everything we get in this life we have worked for. And sometimes we take on baggage we never even signed up for, but that dosen't mean you deserve it. I wake up everyday wishing I could change things, but I can't change past. All I can do is change the future.” 0 likes
More quotes…