Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Review: The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy

Title: The Princess Problem

Author: Diane Darcy

Pages: 121 File Size: 249 kb


Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Summary from Amazon:

In real life, she's given up on the fairy tale ending...

After having her heart broken twice, Alicia Dayne has sworn off men, decided to concentrate on her career, and is delighted to win a lucrative contract to make a commercial for Highborn Mattresses.

She could make the most awesome fairy tale commercial ever--except for Jonas Highborn, who isn't exactly thrilled with her Princess and the Pea ideas, and really doesn't want a prince in tights representing his company.

Though he's trying to keep his grieving mother happy by letting her have charge of the commercial shoot, and though Alicia's trying to keep in mind that this annoying guy is her boss for the moment, they can't seem to keep from clashing.

Throw in an overly-handsome prince, a matchmaking mama, and a stunning rose garden, and maybe, just maybe, Alicia can be convinced they have a chance at something real.

Because while she might not be a real princess, sometimes an ordinary girl's got to take a chance, even when it seems too good to be true.

When did Happily Ever After become so complicated?

My thoughts:

This was one of the cutest reads I've read in a long time. I know lots of books and stories don't want to be described as 'cute', but there's no other way for me to put it. The book had me smiling while I read it, for pity's sake. Alicia and Jonas were such a great couple.

Jonas' mother, Willa, decides she wants to do a commercial for her mattress company, but only agrees to Alicia's Princess and the Pea idea because she's wanting to play match-maker for her son, Jonas.

Alicia is a sweet person, until she starts hanging around Jonas, and then the fur begins to fly as something sparks between the two of them. Jonas enjoys it and knows it right away for what it is, due to the loving relationship his parents had.

Short read, but great story. No boring bits, no overly 'gushy' romance and certainly not too graphic. My kind of romance story, fun to read and a plot to boot!

Absolutely have to give it 5 out of 5 skull and crossbones.

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