24 July 2015

Book Review: The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday, #1) by Melissa McClone

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Tule Publishing
Published: 2nd April 2015
Pages: 151
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Emily, Luc
Date Read: 5th July - 20th July 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die.
Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum—find a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life…

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It's a very soft and romantic looking cover which is in keeping with the story. There isn't much else to say about the cover as for me it's just a little too plain with nothing really standing out and I know if I saw it on a book shelf it would be the title that drew me in not the actual cover.

This book felt a lot longer than it actually was which I think is down to how slow it started and I just couldn't get into it in the beginning. The first few chapters I found myself rolling my eyes at the thing said and done. In the beginning I didn't believe in the growing feelings between them both especially on Emily's side as she seemed to really hate the idea of love so in the end everything seemed to be a bit of a contradiction. It was towards the end when I started to get into this book so much so I ended up being intrigued as to what was going to happen next. Once I was able to get into it I found it a sweet and quicker read. The end felt a little rushed and I would have liked to have seen a little further into the future to see if they where still together and how they where coping especially Luc, since everything he had given up.

As the actual story the characters where also hard to like especially Luc he seemed so annoying and a bit of a brat however the more we got to know about why he was the way he was and actually he wasn't even like that in the end he was a sweet and caring guy. Emily was hard to like as she seemed so cold but like Luc she also changed through out the book.

Overall, once I was able to get over the slow and disinterested beginning I was able to enjoy it.