Monday, September 29, 2014

Review: The Prince Who Loved Me by Karen Hawkins


A handsome, rakish prince who doesn't believe in true love meets a stubborn lass who will settle for nothing less...

In a lighthearted retelling of a classic fairy tale, bestselling author Karen Hawkins gives Cinderella a Scottish twist!

Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer—she isn't at all to the duchess' taste.

Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt—no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So . . . wouldn't it be fun to turn his "game" upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?

My Rating: Five Stars

This Scottish rendition of the Cinderella fairy tell is witty, sweet, and clumsily romantic. Karen Hawkins excels at twisting fairytales! This was such an enjoyable read!

Bronwyn is a bookish, on the shelf, girl who even goes so far as to say “I’d rather own a subscription library than be a princess.” Who can argue with that?! The way she attempts to falsely woo Alexsey is hilarious.

Prince Alexsey Vitaly Grigori Romanovin, is a mischievous devil! They both enjoy books and dogs. When he reads to her out of her romantic novel…swoon worthy! The meddlesome grandmother returns to us from her previous series, The Duchess Diaries, and here she seems quite mean, but I believe it turns out sweet in the end.

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