Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Princess Ever After - A Review
Series - Royal Wedding Series, Book 2
Author - Rachel Hauck
Title - Princess Ever After
Format - paper, ebook, audio
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Regina Beswick is happy with her simple life. She owns her own business - or restoring classic cars - and loves life. She doesn't know she's a princess. Or the one person who can save a country. When Tanner Burkhardt from the Grand Duchy of Hessenberg shows up at her garage and informs her that she's the long-lost heir to the throne, she really thinks someone is playing a joke on her. Yet when her father confirms at least part of Tanner's claim, Reggie finds herself at a crossroads. Should she give up everything she loves to rule this tiny island nation? Or should she give up being a princess? Even though she's unsure, Reggie travels to Hessenberg to at least visit the country and see where her great-grandmother grew up. But while she's there, she and Tanner discover a plot that could mean the end of the small country. Will Reggie accept her birthright? And how will she deal with her feelings for Tanner?
Last year when I read Once Upon a Prince, I absolutely adored it. This sequel to it was equally delightful. I loved Reggie's character. She's such a down to earth girl. And the way that she rolled with the things that came up showed me that she had spunk. I also loved catching a brief glimpse of Nathaniel and Susanna from the first book.
I thought Tanner showed promise. I didn't like him at all at first. I thought he was stuffy. But as I kept reading, I discovered just how much hurt he was hiding and I grew to love him. I really loved the glimpses of the past through Princess Alice's journal entries.
To me, this reminded me a lot of the Princess Diaries (both the movies and the books). And I loved the Princess Diaries! I also found this to be a very light-hearted, engaging, and entertaining read.
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson/Zondervan/HarperCollins BookLook Bloggers program. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of fairy tales, happy endings, Princess Diaries, Karen Witemeyer, contemporary romance
Rating - 5 stars - another sigh-worthy book