Today I’m reviewing How (Not) to Date a Prince. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
Surely fairy tales don’t happen in real life?
After being jilted at the altar, high-flying journalist Sam doesn’t believe in love any more – and she certainly doesn’t believe in fairy tales! So, when she’s asked to cover the Royal Wedding, it’s the last thing she wants to do.
And when she crashes into a ridiculously handsome stranger, Anders, things go from bad to worse. But as the big day draws closer, Sam finds herself being swept up in the excitement – as well as swept off her feet by Anders!
But there’s something that Anders is hiding from her – and when he finally reveals his secret, might Sam just have the happy-ever-after she never thought she wanted…?
My Review: I loved reading this book, it’s mainly light and breezy and was perfectly timed for me. There are serious parts and serious issues dealt with sensitively but the rest is so much fun. I am a total skeptic when I see books advertised as laugh out loud funny because for me they never are, however this one was and it’s one of the few books I’ve ever laughed at.
It was refreshing to see Sam, certainly to start with, as a person who recognised that marriage and children are not essential parts of life. Usually that’s what so many books aim for so it was nice to see a main character wanting something else from life.
It was also nice to see her develop through the book. It was a lot of fun seeing all the wedding preparations, I’m never going that overboard if I get married! But it was fun to be involved and see how Sam reacted to everything going on around her.
This is a lovely, light book that is like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day so if that’s what you’re looking for then this is possibly the perfect read for you.
About the author:
Zoe May lives in Oxford and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.
As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.
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