What do you get when you cross a spunky, small town country girl with a playboy Prince? You get a very fast-paced, swept-off-your-feet kind of unexpected romance. Much like the whirlwind romances that you hear about royalty, Dating the Prince is along the same vein of story. In the span of a few weeks, the two main characters are thrown together and learn more about each other than a Prince and a “commoner” really should. But when it comes to instant attraction, things like propriety and regality no longer matters.
Dating the Prince, by Alina Snow is a quick read and filled with lots of funny moments and quirky dialogue. While I don’t usually seek out books that use hard core slang and colloquialism, Dating the Prince does have a handful of slang usage. However, it didn’t deter me from reading the book to the end and I still enjoyed the fairy tale romance element of it. The main characters, Katie and Alex have very different personalities but of course one would expect the future King of England to be stiff and prim. Katie is quick on her feet and acts and thinks spontaneously to get out of sticky situations. Alex, or Prince Alexander, is rather stoic and calm and enlists Katie’s help to feel more like a “commoner”. As insulting as that might have been for Katie, she was given a chance to further her acting career if she agreed to help the Prince.
Quite a lot of things happen in the story and you’d have to pay attention to all the details and ride through the Hollywood jargon and fast-paced change of scenes. There are several supporting characters who also lend to the crazy ride but the heart of the story is what every girl (possibly) dreams of, and that is to find her prince charming. Whether real royalty or not, Alex learns through his prejudices and preconceived ideas in order to become a better person and King to his people.
The ending could only have a fairy tale ending to say the least. However, the positive of this fast whirlwind ride was that Katie didn’t expect to fall in love with the Prince. Perhaps the intention from the author was to lead the readers to feel this way and I’m glad Katie didn’t fall too heavily into the Prince’s dreamy eyes and Greek God physique. It would have all been way too easy and contrite. Instead, the author built up the attraction and friendship between these two characters where inevitably, the Prince would have to return to his own country after everything. What happens between Katie and Alex is something you’ll have to read the book to find out. But if you’re looking for a fun and fairytale-like rom-com, then Dating the Prince is a quick read for you.
Small-town girl, Katie O’Connor has always dreamed of seeing her name in lights. Check the box for fame, a movie deal, the perfect leading role that comes with a gorgeous leading man! Katie moved to Hollywood, elbows her way into auditions, lives on a shoestring budget—whatever is required to land a deal, she throws her heart into… until she’s involved in a royal kidnapping.
As the future king, Prince Alexander refuses to rule from an ivory tower. Duty-bound, he intends to relate to his future subjects, regardless of their walk of life. Before his coronation, he needs a foolproof plan to outrun his security team and go temporarily AWOL. While visiting L.A., all it takes is a sound stage collision and Alex is blindsided by a headstrong woman who is simply irresistible. So much so, he calls in a favor in order to secure her help … as his pretend girlfriend.
Their worlds are oceans apart, but their immediate attraction is impossible to put aside, especially their nonstop banter. Miffed at being wrangled into a situation that might blow up in her face, Katie comes up with her own plan. If The Prince is serious about walking the walk of the common folk, she’s only too happy to oblige as his pretend girlfriend. Through an ice storm, a road trip, kitchen duty, and a Texas pig race, Alex captures the hearts of the locals as well as Ms. O’Connor’s.
What starts out as a deal Katie can’t refuse becomes the acting role of a lifetime… letting Prince Alexander go without a fight.
A delightfully funny retelling of The Prince and The Pauper that romance readers of all ages will enjoy. On a two-week 1,500-mile road trip, Katie and Alex discover the end of the road might just be the beginning of their ‘Happy Ever After’ together.
Currently, Dating The Prince is on a blog tour with Xpresso Book Tours and author Alina Snow. The blog tour schedule is here: http://xpressobooktours.com/2018/05/24/tour-sign-up-dating-the-prince-by-alina-snow/.
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Southern gal at heart. Alina is a librarian who adores her job. She has a degree in anthropology from Vanderbilt and loves writing offbeat romance comedy. To refuel, Alina sings karaoke, bakes sweet treats, and can be found at the Y, kickboxing. She lives in Knoxville with her husband and Callie, their doxie mix.
*Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and Alina Snow for the ARC and tour opportunity.
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