Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness,” is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant―hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately―the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia―Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
“You’re stunning, obviously clever–you should date often, and preferably with a man who knows how it’s done.” I rest my palm on my chest. “Coincidentally, I happen to be fantastic at it. What are the odds?”
This is almost reminiscent of yet another modern-day Cinderella story. I began reading this story after seeing SO MANY people talking about it & raving at the story. Being the somewhat cynical romantic that I am (yes, the two can go together), I wasn’t sure this was going to be a story I could get through without rolling my eyes every other page.
When I began, I was impressed at the complexity of the royal family. Each of the characters was facing their own troubles, the family itself wasn’t perfect, and their monarchy was well developed. This intrigued me, so I kept going to see whether the characters could keep it up.
Although the story does follow similar to the tale of Cinderella (poor girl makes good), there were enough differences that I didn’t feel up to my eyeballs in cliche. I most enjoyed that each of the characters really stayed true to themselves throughout the entire story. For Nicholas, that is a true feat since he is boggled down by so much obligation.
I totally enjoyed this story. I do have to say I was waaaaay more intrigued by Henry (Nicholas’s brother) than I was Nicholas. That being said … I may have dived right into the next one 😉