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Rescuing the Prince

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  168 ratings  ·  24 reviews
If the slipper fits…

Prince Cor of Seingalt is about to announce his engagement. The court, the country and the world are waiting to meet his fiancée. The trouble is, he hasn’t got one. He needs a fake, and fast.

Rhian Rothe is trapped. With her dreams of stage stardom in tatters, she needs a new opportunity—enough to agree to play Cinderella to an arrogant prince. But this
Published April 2018
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am i a liar or is "review to come" code for "a review that will never be posted because i'm a bad person"?

I don't know. either way, this is me: attempting to fix the error of my ways.

i'd like to thank victoria leybourne for a copy of this book! of course, this doesn't affect my opinions on the book in any way!

i am a sucker for royal romances. i love royalty, but reading about them in fantasy--which is usually the same variation of the same plot over and over--gets so tiring. when i heard about l
2 stars

I was super intrigued by the plot of this book (can we say Pride and Prejudice look-alike?), and was super excited to pick it up. I love hate-to-love tropes, and I'm a huge sucker for a royal romance. However, I felt like this one fell a little short of my expectations.

The story started out strong and really grabbed my attention, but as it went on it became weaker and I slowly lost interest. It's really irritating to me when there's the "miscommunication/not talking to each other" moment,
Isha Coleman
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Leybourne has some fun with the fairytale fantasy and makes it her own, without chipping away at the appeal. Rescuing the Prince turns the table on the fairytale we know, to create the one we want. Not only is there a prince, but a feisty heroine with a lot to say. Rhian and Cor want the dream. Yet circumstances send them in each other's direction as a necessity. A sweet modern intro to a charming author equals romance gold. ...more
Anne Oftedahl
I mean... the whole "plot twist" was pretty obvious from the start, but it was still a very enjoyable cutesy read ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rescuing the Prince by Victoria Leybourne is a 5 star read.
Prince Cornelius of Seingalt is in a bit of a bind, his country are expecting an announcement of his engagement any day now, the only problem is his fiancée dumped him and he left it so long to tell his parents that everyone around him has decided he should find a fake fiancée, so with the King and Queen on board he feels he has no other choice and agrees to it happening.
Rhian Rothe was raised by her grandmother after being dumped by bo
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book via Hidden Gems and am voluntarily leaving a review. I received a free copy of this book via Hidden Gems and am voluntarily leaving a review. This was a very clean and sweet story about a Cinderella situation with a twist. The prince needed to be rescued. Rhian was a sweet, honest, loving person who worked and lived with her grandmother in a town outside of London. Her best friend Jaya was about to audition for a musical when Rhian got mixed up and ended up au ...more
K. Smock
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is Cornelius (Cor for short), who is a prince and is supposed to be getting engaged but his long term on again, off again girlfriend dumped him. Then there is Rhian, who is the girl next door type that would do anything for those she loves. She gave up going away to drama school or university when her gran got hurt. She auditioned for a play so she could be there to support her best friend who really wanted the part. You get the idea. Rhain agrees to be Cor's fake fiancé to save face for t ...more
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Royal fun; I really, really liked it!

Rhian lives a quiet life, safe in her little world. A bit dull, maybe? But then… there is this new job opportunity… and it’s going to change her life in ways she can’t even imagine! She’s going to be the fake fiancée of a crown prince. A very arrogant crown prince…

It’s a lighthearted book. Rhian is very good at the self-deprecating thing; she doesn’t think much of herself. But she’s actually very likeable. Cor is not so likeable… disdainful and moody. A Roy
The Mysterious Reader
Victoria Leybourne’s Rescuing the Prince is a totally fun romp that a wonderful delight for any fan of royal romance.
Rhian and Prince Cor May seem destined to fight at first but watching their relationship evolve from artificial to lovingly real is a total pleasure. This is quite simply a fun, and well written, book with a great plot and an equally great cast of characters. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed I could go on and on with pra
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. Prince Cor had been engaged, but it had broken off - he just didn't tell anyone until plans were in the works for press conferences, parties, announcements, etc. So, his "friend" Hugo talks him into having a fake engagement. Hugo picks Rhian at an audition, but Cor is not sold. He doesn't help her much adjusting and is surly quite a bit of the time. This story involves, a broken engagement, princes that are not in line for the throne anymore, a supposed friend and a friendsh ...more
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More than your average Prince

This book is a new favorite. The story of girl meets surly prince, takes the challenge of pulling off a fake engagement is not new. This version is different in how you fall for the
characters, find intrigue and fall in love with twins(Remy & Sebastian 😉). I was left with a smile and wanting to read more about Rhian, Cor, the twins and the rest of the House if Astor, you will too!
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pleasantly surprised

I really like this book!

I read a lot and lately have had a few romance duds where I could barely make it past a single chapter. I loved the writing style. The author did a great job of not sounding too cliche and creating an ingesting plot line, while still being a light romance book.

Any book that leaves me not wanting to set it down until I’ve finished is a winner for me!
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A lovely twist on my all-time favorite fairytale. I love this contemporary take, as well as adding the "fake fiance" trope to the story. Inspired. I could not put it down. Good job.
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
formulaic, but fun.
Gina Stamm
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: england, princess
Didn't really get into the story until several chapters in, but ended up liking it quite a bit after all. ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This book had not only romance but a mystery to solve. I love how this book flows with the desire to keep reading.
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the book

A sweet and romantic Cinderella story about a Prince and a commoner who find love and palace intrigue on the way to their happily ever after.

Victoria Zigler
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful and beautifully written story, with some sweet moments, some entertaining moments, an interesting plot, and a great cast of characters.
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a funny, sweet romance with a nice gradual growth of friendship and more between Prince Cor and Rhian. My particular favorites were the twins. They were hilarious!
Brian Davis
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A nice romance, with almost an enemies to love story. Everything isn't nearly tied up by the end, but the feel is positive.
Rinelle Grey
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
A sweet, funny story that kept me guessing all the way to the end!
I really wanted to enjoy this book as love royal romances the problem was that this story was a repeat of what I have read before. I loved hoe Leybourne wrote about the kingd okm making it really come alive. I also liked Rhian and following her in the story the problem was that I didn't really like the Prince. Overall I found this was a nice easy royal romance the problem was it was similar to so kany other royal romances. I'd recommend this for those looking for a fun, quick royal romance. ...more
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Victoria Leybourne was born in England but grew up in an assortment of fantasy worlds, and wanted to be either a writer or a Disney princess when she grew up. She’s pretty happy with the way things have turned out, although she still tries her luck singing to woodland creatures now and then, just in case they feel like washing her dishes.

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