How (Not) to Date a Prince is a cute, light read. Like many other people, I have a case of Royal Fever right now, plus I enjoyed the author’s debut, PHow (Not) to Date a Prince is a cute, light read. Like many other people, I have a case of Royal Fever right now, plus I enjoyed the author’s debut, Perfect Match, so I was excited to see this book mentioned in my Twitter feed. Also can we talk about that cover? So beautiful!
When you go into a royal romance, you don’t necessarily expect it to be the most believable story. You have to accept that creative license will be taken and it might be a bit cheesy and unrealistic. Royal romances are often a fantasy and an escape, which is part of what makes them so fun, especially if you love royals. But sometimes it’s hard to get past just how unrealistic things are, and that was the case with this book. Paired with the awkward dialogue and the excessive (and I do mean excessive) overuse of exclamation points, and I had trouble really getting into the story. It also really dragged and I ended up skimming quite a bit.
That being said, if you love all things related to royals and you’re looking for escapism and a few giggles, How (Not) to Date a Prince might be the book for you. If you’d like something with a bit more substance, I’d recommend this author’s Perfect Match instead. ...more
It’s been awhile since I read a book I know will make it to my top favourites of 2018, but I know Arrogant Devil by RS Grey will be on that list. ThisIt’s been awhile since I read a book I know will make it to my top favourites of 2018, but I know Arrogant Devil by RS Grey will be on that list. This book was incredible. I loved Meredith so much. So, so much. She was the perfect example of why we shouldn’t judge people based on appearances - she seemed to have the perfect life, have it all, and be a spoiled princess, but there was so much more going on behind the scenes, behind the seemingly perfect facade. When she left her life in California and showed up at Blue Stone Ranch in Texas, she had a lot to prove to herself and everyone else. And she did prove herself again and again, and I loved every moment of her journey. She was strong, smart, funny, and resilient.
Meredith wasn’t the only great character. Jack was super swoony, but he also had wonderful depth to him and made me fall for him right alongside Meredith. I also adored his feisty grandmother, Edith, and their big ball of sweet awesome dogginess, Alfred.
I didn’t expect this book to evoke so much emotion. I knew it would be funny because Grey has a way with words and a knack for writing hilarious books, but this one also packed an emotional punch. I teared up several times, and all that emotion made me connect more to the characters and their story.
If you’re looking for a swoony, sexy slow burn southern romance with complex characters and plenty of giggles, be sure to pick up Arrogant Devil. This might just be my new favourite RS Grey book. ...more