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The Swedish Prince

(Nordic Royals #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  9,544 ratings  ·  982 reviews
**A standalone romance inspired by the classic film, Roman Holiday.**

I never believed in fairy-tales.

Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the
Nook, 476 pages
Published March 22nd 2018 (first published March 19th 2018)
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! The Swedish Prince (stand-alone). Poor young American hotel maid meets handsome Swedish prince & their funny, endearing & scandalously sexy trip down Fairytale Lane!

“Now that you are all clean,” he says. “I’m going to get you dirty again.”

The Swedish Prince (stand-alone) follows Viktor Nordin from House of Nordin aka Crown Prince of Sweden after tragedy strikes. To get away he travels the United States alone, in total anonymity, under the name Johan Andersson
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!


A light hearted, yet emotional royal romance that was sweet, sexy, and kept a huge smile on my face! Karina Halle does contemporary romance so well. I adored this book!

Maggie was a student in NYC, living her dream, until her entire life got turned upside down. Now she is back home in small town California raising her 5 (yes, I said 5) siblings. She works hard and is focused on them. Maggie never dreamed in a million years she would meet a Prince, or be swept off her feet, but here s
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
➳This was such a cliche romance, but at the same time, filled with so much fantasy and love and admiration towards the story plot... Loved it so much!

➳This book was just so adorable, I truly did enjoy it more than what I thought I would. I was expecting some sort of angsty-romance that would have kept me in the loop, going around and around trying to find the spark that a romance needs. But I was mistaken and for once I am glad I was since this novel was just put in the list of high recommen
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
The Swedish Prince is a endearing, refreshing, and completely a captivating standalone that I just adored.

How can you not love a Royal Prince, from Sweden of all places? How can you not fall in love with a girl giving up her dreams to take care of her five siblings when tragedy strikes? This story is about two lost souls, one who has everything he wants, except love, and the other one that has nothing but the love of her siblings. They meet under chance settings and things build when Maggie dec
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I have to think about the rating.
I hate the heroine, hated her..
interviewing a person without let them know that they being interview is an invasion of privacy and she should have never done it.
IMO he should have never asked her out, she was stupid following her stupid friend's advice. She even sounded stupid when she said that she wanted to help him. She was lying to him because that wasn't her intention, her intention was to sell the interview, she wanted the money so why the hell is she hurt
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
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<3 5 STARS <3

Another amazing story from Karina, that I absolutely loved!The story hooked me from the start. I liked the chemistry between Maggie and Viktor and the story line was refreshing!The Swedish Prince was a romantic,intense,heartwarming and super hot story!


The characters were well developed and they have a great chemistry!I love Viktor from the beginning!He was smart,charming,flirty and funny!Maggie is sweet and lovely!Together were so
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
This book has made a suspect of all the men I know in my life and question if they may too be undercover Swedish princes. I mean I wouldn't be mad about it especially if they have Viktor capacities if you know what I mean *wiggles eyebrows*.
“Always more, never less. Always go all in, always give more of yourself, always do your best. Never settle, never cheat, never withdraw.”

😻the sex scenes, holy smokes I do not recommend reading this in an airplane when you are sitting beside a 2-year-o
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
This might be the most painful review I've written because I absolutely adore this author, I adore EVERY book I've read from her, and I know how much she loved writing  The Swedish Prince. I can rattle off a dozen Karina Halle titles that are some of my absolute FAVORITE books ever, so it pains me to say that I just couldn't find a connection with this one. I searched and dug for that emotional chord that typically comes so easily when I read Halle's work, but it evaded me this time. It pains me ...more
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
3.75 STARS
Love is the best dream you can have.
I was all over the map while reading this one. At any given moment, I was swooning, rolling my eyes, angry, or completely melting. By the end, I had no idea how to rate this book. So I asked myself, Are you glad you read it? The answer: DEFINITELY! In fact, for all its flaws, I may even re-read it in the future!

So you all know how this trope goes . . . Maggie is a downtrodden 23 year-old who's struggling financially and emotionally with
Dilek VT
DNF at %40

I hated the heroine!

When she first saw the hero, she saw him naked by accident and she was instantly obsessed with his big d**k (how original, right?) Well, she also liked the rest of him.

Then, she met him again when he was in a bit of trouble and without knowing who he was, she helped him.

He asked her for a date the following day and she accepted willingly. But unfortunately, before this date, she learnt that he was the prince of Sweden. Then, with a little bit of encouragement from
chan ☆
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
despite my rating, this was not awful.

it was just... very very lackluster. i think a lot of romance can fall victim to, like, a select handful of bad plot issues and this definitely did.

sex does not make a relationship. sorry. you can have the longest slow burn in the history of slow burns but if the characters are pretty flat, fall in insta love, and then once they do bang that's ALL they do.... yeah it's just a no. and this happens SO often it's kind of embarrassing.

getting it on does not sol
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Always more, never less' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

I am really into light, sexy, almost no-drama romances and Karina surely delivered that with The Swedish Prince! I was really excited to see how she would develop this theme of the royalty world colliding with the normal world and I have to say I quite enjoyed it. Also, did I mention Karina does give us lots of heat? Yep, this book has a lot of that too and I am not complaining.

Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️ 2 STARS ⭐️⭐️
Overall it was alright.
Karina Halle's writing is decent, the plot was cliché but reading the blurb I was expecting that.
The characters development felt unbalanced to me, as for all purpose and intent Prince Victor seemed as interesting as a cardboard cut out of Prince Harry. Pretty facade but lacking any depth (except in his pants.). Maggie on the other hand was a good heroine and watching her trying to fulfill her imposed parental duties and struggling to keep her family afloat
Not sure if I am going to bother to review this book but I will say that I enjoyed it a lot.
I felt slightly giddy and happy while reading. Infact I am pretty sure that I had a big smile on my face the whole time.
So I am going to call it a mood-enhancer!
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4-4.5 ★'s

“Always more, never less.”

So, this is a typical prince-trying-to-find-himself who runs into a young woman-who's-just-trying-to-make-ends-meet story but you know when you read a Karina Halle story that there no such thing as "typical".

However, I did have my in been there, read that but Karina Halle surprised me. I don't know why since I've read and loved most of her books. And I always feel like she manages to put a pinch of Dex 2.0 in every hero...and I love that!

Ana Vizentim
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4,5 Alltid mer, aldrig mindre - Always more, never less Stars

This book was light hearted, yet emotional royal romance.

It was sweet, sexy, and kept a huge smile on my face!!!!!

I loved Prince Viktor since the beginning!!!! He's definitely my book boyfriend now!!!! He's perfect!!!





Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Enchanting from start to finish!

And Karina Halle has done it again. I LOVED LOVED LOVEEEEED The Swedish Prince ❤. Whether Karina writes dark or contemporary romance, it doesn't matter—she makes my heart sing with her words.

I found Halle's voice spellbinding; once I start reading her books, there is nothing that breaks my connection with them until I hit the end. And this time was no different. I devoured The Swedish Prince. Viktor & Maggie love story consumed me from beginning to end.

Maggie wa
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
And they all lived happily ever after…. Who doesn’t love a great fairytale? I certainly do and Karine Halle delivers with a modern day sweet love story.

Maggie’s world is turned upside down with one phone call. Her parents are dead. Her life of being a student and chasing her dreams have been ripped from her. She now needs to step up and care for her five siblings, while drowning in her own grief. Not many people would cope with something as life changing as this but when you have no choice you w
Stacey is Sassy
A Swedish Prince walked naked into a room...

Holy Shamoly!! Seriously, even as a happily married woman, there is NO WAY I could look away if a naked 6ft 5 bloke walked into a room. Sorry hubby, but I would DEFINITELY be checking out his package. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF YOU FOUND OUT HE WAS ROYALTY TOO???? OMG, I don't know about you, but I had images of Prince William in my head as I was reading The Swedish Prince. Sorry, Kate, I know he's taken and all, but he and Harry are the only royalty I know...
DNF @ 35%

Yes, Roman Holiday is an insta-love. And yes, this book is based off of the movie, so I knew going into this that it was an insta-love. However, I felt like this book was missing the charm that the movie portrayed so well (view spoiler)
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Read this series out of order, but Nordic King is still my favorite!
Kind of annoying. Kind of cute.

The Swedish Prince was a bit predictable. It also had some annoying characters and some weird ass stuff just thrown in there. It follows Maggie and Viktor and their kind of cute romance. Both characters suffer from some tragic family event in their lives and they somehow find love between the mess - sort of instantly.

Maggie, was living in NYC and about to finish school with a Journalism degree. Well, until one night when she gets a dreaded phone call about her pare
Lover of Romance
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

When I picked up The Nordic King last year by Halle and LOVED it so much, I love the heartwarming humor that Halle has portrayed in these books and in The Swedish Prince it was done so well and I had a fun time with this book. Not quite as much as The Nordic King, however, it was such a charming read and one of my favorite royal/maid set ups.

Our story begins with Maggie, who had been going to NYU and working on a journalism degree, when sh
Jacqueline's Reads
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku, single-parent
3.5 – 4 stars

I haven’t read a Karina Halle read in a long time. I was seduced by the cover and the blurb for this one. I wanted a typical prince book and for the most part I got it.

The book started out strong and I love a single “mom” kind of read. The heroine has to take care of her 4 younger siblings with her 18-year-old brother. I really like that storyline and I found Maggie endearing. She’s a housekeeper now, giving up her dreams of living in NYC as a journalist.

I usually hate the famous p
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. There are aspects I really enjoyed and I was loving it at first, but I think it may have been a tad too long. The second half was dragging a lot for me and I just wasn't loving it as much as I was at the start.
The Swedish Prince is meant to be a reverse retelling of the classic film Roman Holiday, which I have not seen. In short, our main character Maggie is raising her siblings and struggles to get by financially. Viktor is the Crown Prince of Sweden
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

5 Bork, Bork CROWNS

Do you love fairytales? Dashing princes? Heroines who are worthy of a crown? Then, The Swedish Prince is for you! It is romantic, HOT, and absolutely happily-ever-after perfection!

Viktor. Viktor. Viktor. Man, oh man, do I have the biggest crush on this prince. Charming, sweet, captivating, and dominating in the bedroom, this man had me swooning HARD, like fall to the floor, death by swooning. As with any good character, he is more than the stan
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
”There’s no cow on the ice. It means don’t worry.”
The Swedish Prince is a modern day fairytale inspired by the classic film Roman Holiday. Maggie lost her parents and now has to take care of her 5 younger siblings, struggling financially. Prince Viktor lost his older brother and became Crown Prince of Sweden. He has a hard time and flees to the US. He meets Maggie and they quickly fall in love.

Sounds good so far? Yes, it does. I love fairytales and cheesy romance but this was really
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


3.5 stars

I love Karina Halle's books/writing, and I always trust her to deliver a great story with fun characters. The Swedish Prince started out really good, I was in particular kind of obsessed with the HOT Swedish Prince Viktor. He was a very nice and understanding persona and I liked him right away. Maggie, has been dealt a bad hand, but she tries to make it work with what she has. She left everything behind and goes back to her home town to t
I LOVED this book! Emotional, funny, heart-warming, sexy and romantic- this was a fantastic story! The writing was exceptional- I was hooked from the prologue and didn’t want to put this down. A top pick of 2018! Highly recommend!
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1018
I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Review and blog tour can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

One delightful, emotional and pretty much amazing story from Karina Halle! She made my week with this book since I was very sick and wanted something good to get me through the tissues and the running nose...and the busted ear.

Maggie's and Viktor's stories were sad and very aching. I believe that Maggie deserves a statue for all her efforts to keep he family together. I loved little Cal
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia, where they operate Raven Ri

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