Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm {Book Review}

If there is one niche genre that I’d say is my guilty reads it would be Royalty/Nobility romance. I am a sucker for a good noble or prince in these stories, though it still needs to be good of course. Maybe it’s my obsession with the Medieval to Renaissance ages, but this niche has a good habit of making me happy.

Summary:

The Prince in Disguise follows Dylan as her sister has been starring in a new reality tv show; the Prince in Disguise.  Her sister, Dusty found her fiancé on the show, and while he isn’t a prince, but a laird has signed on to have her wedding aired on tv. As the wedding party makes its way to Scotland, Dylan finds herself thrust in front of the cameras and drama built on making the Americans look bad. Dylan is bracing to somehow survive the wedding, but on day one she begins a friendship with one of the groomsmen, which could be something more. Will Dylan survive all that the Prince in Disguise will throw her way?

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This was a really cute and fun book. It isn’t particularly serious, so I couldn’t recommend to anyone looking for intense and completely realistic drama, though this is a contemporary romance in the Royalty niche. I’d almost even say it’s the equivalent of a Hallmark Christmas movie with the basic premise and characterization. That isn’t to say the book isn’t great. It is, but I wouldn’t pit it against classics or some of my all time favorites. Is it still a book worth picking up then? Definitely, this was a great, quick and fun read, which was good not only for my reading challenge, but as a change of pace. When I feel like I’ve been put through plenty of Fantasy slow beginnings, this kind of book helps refresh me so I don’t hit reading slumps. I also get hooked because the romance was easy to back and I love a good castle. Plus the main characters both have the same feeling I do towards starring in reality tv, or reality tv in general. I really can’t understand the need to call something reality when it’s hyper dramatized and scripted, that isn’t really reality.  All in all, I really enjoyed this book and am glad I picked it up!

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