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Prince Charming

(Royals #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  19,956 ratings  ·  3,675 reviews
Meet Daisy Winters. She's an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the da
Paperback, 293 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Penguin Books (first published May 1st 2018)
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May 05, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Listen. I didn't pick up this book expecting it to rock my world. I wasn't looking for Homer's bloody Odyssey. I was merely curious: it's the first book I've seen in a very long time that's set in Scotland but written by an American author, and it's not historical. It's also not about people going back in time! That was pretty exciting to me, and I wasn't fussed about the "Crown Prince of Scotland" thing, since this is obviously AU. It's a bit weird, yeah, given the history of monarchy in Scotla ...more
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, owned
ADORABLE and so, so fun!!!
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, 2019
1.) Prince Charming ★★★★★
2.) Her Royal Highness ★★★★.5


Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
How come most US authors never bother to learn about the countries they're writing about? This devil-may-care attitude is so fucking exhausting and I know for a fact that most US readers couldn't care less but... aren't you tired of being fed the bare minimum? Especially when the main conflict itself [medical bills] doesn't make any kind of sense in a Scotland context. Way to transfer a US issue into another country and thoroughly failing? In the end there's always this weird sentiment that othe ...more
Whitney Atkinson
This is the ultimate feel-good book. It's cute, it's down to Earth, it's a gleaming royal setting, and the cast of characters is so fun. The main character Daisy is sarcastic and witty in a way that resembles a real teenager but doesn't come off as corny. The book is packed with action and twists, almost within every chapter. There's never a good place to put this book down because something new is always occurring. I loved how easy and feel-good this book seemed, but it also had roots of relata ...more
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoughts while reading:
1. The premise just makes me want to watch 'Made of Honour'
2. It's been two hours and all I've done is watch 'Made of Honour'
3. Daisy is making this all about her and that's selfish as heck.
4. Should I pick up the Princess Diaries again?
5. When's the 'Outlander' reference coming?
6. *two pages later* Whoop, there it is.
7. Miles is 100% the love interest.
8. Why are we pretending Seb is a love interest?
9. I need a Princess Diaries 3 movie before I die.
10. Genovia, Genovia
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was a lot of fun! A little angstier than I usually enjoy but it was mega charming and I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK BC QUEER ROYAL LADIES HAVE MERCY
Nadhira Satria
the history buff in me just sighed so loud at "the crown prince of Scotland"

but fuck it lmao give me some princes and let me binge this shit
4 stars

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Royals was a fun and sweet YA romance that kept smile on my face. After reading Her Royal Highness earlier this year, I wanted to read the first book in the series. I loved Daisy and Miles. Either book can definitely be read as a stand-alone, but it was great to see Flora in this one. Also, I’m dying for a Sebastian book! If you’re looking for a swoony, charming, slow burn romance with that fake-dating troupe we all love, check this one out!
Trina (Between Chapters)
Very cute. Just what I wanted out of a YA royal romance.

Audiobook review: 5 stars. The narrator handled a variety of accents well.
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: royals-fame
What a FUN read!! It was full of humor, laugh-out-loud moments which is very rare for me as a reader, real, authentic fangirl conversations between best friends, and shenanigans that reminded me of a 2010 type of YA contemporary in the best way possible! It filled me with nostalgia for those feel-good, light-hearted reads that just put a smile on your face and make you feel warm inside.
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
3 stars!!!

ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Arc #2

Well I thought this book was going to be difficult difficult lemon difficult but alas! It turned out to be easy peasy lemon squeezy (thank god for that)!

I kind of struggled to like it in the first six chapters because I was annoyed with Daisy's relationship with her family but after that chapter I surprisingly enjoyed this book. It was a cliche young adult contemporary romance but it still managed to
Éimhear (A Little Haze)
This book...

I can’t...

I mean I knew it was going to be daft but dear god this was overkill. If I was Scottish or any sort of British I think I’d want to slap the author for all the dreadfully over the top stereotypes and the utter lack of basic research into the country (hello medical bills plot that is relevant to US citizens but not relevant to those in an entirely different jurisdiction ergo said plot makes zero sense)

And then there’s the nigh on vicious queen....
Like this was a prope
At long last, we have an heir to the Princess Diaries throne! Rachel Hawkins (whose Twitter feed, might I add, is sheer delight) has given us a modern day story about the ups and downs of being a teen . . . and what happens when those ups and downs clash with royal protocol! I shan't say any more, but if you love the Princess Diaries and/or are obsessed with the British royals (check and check for me!), this is your book. ...more

I am trash for a royalty story, especially with the Royal Wedding approaching (when this review is posted the wedding will have already happened). I am an absolute nut about royalty, I don’t know why. Well, I do, but it’s literally just because my family has raised me this way. So, when I saw this book called Royals floating around on Goodreads I knew I had to pick it up. I’m so glad I did as well, this was one of the funniest an
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you need a good fluffy contemporary to balance out the heavier books you read, and Royals by Rachel Hawkins fits that bill perfectly. It also comes at the perfect time just before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in May 2018.

The book draws definitely inspiration from Prince William and Prince Harry. In the book, Daisy's sister met the prince at university just like Will and Kate and her sister is an American just like Meghan. But in this book, the royals are the fictionalized royals
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-2
This was a cute, light read about Daisy, a teen from Florida, whose sister is engaged to a prince from Scotland. Daisy and her family travel to Scotland in advance of the wedding and drama with the paparazzi ensues, along with drama with the royal family as they attempt a cover-up. This was a fast read, had all the usual “American tourist in Scotland” tropes, and I enjoyed the characters.

Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.
Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
I honestly loved this book. It was a quick, easy read and that's all I was looking for. Granted, some things made me scratch my head, like the healthcare bit. You could tell it was written by an American. I'm Canadian, and it baffles me every day how much people have to pay for things in the States. I was looking up the other day how much it costs to give birth in Ontario, and from everything I've read and the people I've talked to, your biggest expense is paying for parking. Not tens of thousan ...more
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
If you are having 'Royal Withdrawal' after the most recent Royal Wedding, look no further, this book is just what the doctor has ordered as a cure.

I really, really, really enjoyed this novel. It was cute, it was funny, it was sarcastic, and it was equal parts relatable and not relatable. I honestly sped through these pages and could. not. get. enough. Seriously, I wanted the sequel in my hot little hands like...yesterday. Ms. Hawkins, in the nicest way possible, chop to it.

There was a lot of hy
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted silly fun, and was rewarded with silly fun. Warning: you will not enjoy this book unless you fully give yourself up to the silly fun of it all, ignore the selfishness of the MC, and ignore the ridiculousness of a 'Scottish monarchy'.

The last 100 pages really stood out for me, and it took until there, I think, to really get into the groove. The opening is pretty episodic, and the writing can be repetitive, but the end? Oh! There's finally tension and conflict and a fake dating plot and i
Feb 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-hated

The cover is pretty. Momo you can stop reading at this point.

The writing style is absolutely terrible and incredibly annoying, it feels like the book was written by a 12 year old. The attempts at humor are very juvenile and cringey at best.

The author said FUCK IT to doing a basic amount of research about the country she is using as a setting for this book. The love interest, Miles is in the pocket of the royal family and does everything he is t
This was a guilty pleasure read, especially with the royal wedding just happening, I was really in a ROYAL mood.

If you're looking for a quick and cutesy read, you've found it!

This story is about Daisy, an innocent teen from Florida who just happens to have a sister that gets engaged to the Prince of Scotland and heir to the throne. Daisy lives a pretty normal life but that all gets uprooted when some tabloids start spewing gossip about her which threatens to hurt the royal family. She finds hers
the royal family doesn't deserve rights but this book does

Rep: wlw and mlm side characters
Well, this was cute. And not much else.

I enjoy Hawkin's writing style. It's fun and sweet, and really entertaining. It was the reason that I loved Rebel Belle all those years ago. 

But, this was no Rebel Belle. 

The story, as expected, follows usual YA romance fashion. The story was pretty straightforward: small town girl, thrown into a big city, this time with the added bonus of being thrown into a royal family. You know, the usual. 

Sadly, plotwise, it felt like a whole lot of nothing. 

The charac
Maggie ☘
May 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
I basically had three 3 as to why I decided to try out this book, despite hearing very mixed things about this.

1. I reeeaaally want to read the sequel which includes a f/f romance (will still read that one b/c duh)
2. I really enjoyed Rebel Belle
3. I wanted something light and FUN (which both Hex Hall and Rebel Belle are) to read.

I did get the light part, but fun, not so much. Mostly some skimming, lots of cringe, and the very occasional half-smile which ups this book to 2.5 stars.

My first pr
Francina Simone
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super fast and light. A great summer read or something by the pool side to get your mind off things and just enjoy the day.

Everything was solid, though not a ton of depth to make you stop and gasp. It was hilarious and if your a fan of Scotland but know absolutely anything about the UK you’ll love it.

If you are are acquainted with the Uk you might be completely put off by the cultural rewrite?!?! Like def not accurate And that can be super off putting. Other than that. Light fluffly and fun!
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book i picked up whilst on holiday and honestly i bought it on a whim and was not sure about what to expect.
The concept was pretty fun, it centres around a "normal" teen that has to spend the Summer with the Scottish Royal Family when her older sister gets engaged to the crown prince.
The characters are lively and pretty funny but lack any real depth, that being said it was a quick read that held my attention.

Overall a cute story just without any real substance.
Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
It was cute, but I really wish the romance had been developed a bit more. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)

Guess who kicked the The Great Slump of 2019 in the ass AND FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK?

God I could cry, for the first time in 4 FREAKING MONTHS I actually finished a book AND even had a lot of fun with it! That fact alone makes me feel like I even have more of a grip on my life haha

This was light, fun, and cute. The exact kind of book I needed. It made fun of its own cliches and it even had the hate-to-love and the fake dating tropes, which are 2 weaknesses of mine. It also had the right amount
Eliza ☽
This is one of those books that you lovingly roll your eyes and groan over but can't deny that you stayed up until 4am reading.

It was...interesting, reading this as a British person. The idea of a modern-day Scottish monarchy would ordinarily open up an entire can of worms of intricate, tangled alternate history, but let's be real, nobody picked up this book expecting that. So we let the whole Scottish-monarchy-thing slide. Even then, it's very obvious this book was written by an American. It wa
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