Thursday, March 1, 2018

Review: Loving a Prince Charming by Danielle Monsch

Title: Loving a Prince Charming
Series: Fairy Tales & Ever Afters
Author: Danielle Monsch
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 18, 2013
Publisher: Romantic Geek Publishing

Once upon a Time, in a Kingdom that was just a little twisted (oh yeah, and kinda far away), Fairy Godmothers Rule! Elf Kings drool, and a Prince was betrothed to a somnolent Princess.

Too bad his heart was already lost to a fiery-mannered-and-maned bodyguard...

As the Prince of a large kingdom who desired his peoples health and prosperity, for Seth honor and integrity were more than mere words, and putting duty before desire was second-nature. If sometimes he looked at Kira—best friend since childhood and his personal guard—and regretted his betrothal to the Princess of a neighboring kingdom, well, that was the price he had to pay for his people's happiness.

Even if that Princess was cursed and given the nickname Sleeping Beauty.

With maybe a little help from a Fairy Godmother, Seth discovers the way to end the curse and sets off on a perilous journey to free Sleeping Beauty. Kira rides with him, by his side as always, but Kira's nearness represents a different type of danger... Only love can break the curse, but how can Seth keep his promise to wake the slumbering Princess when being with Kira makes his heart demand a very selfish Happily Ever After?

My rating:

Prince Seth has been promised to princess Rosamund since his birth. He also promised her to save her from the curse and to never love anyone but her when he was thirteen...But life, love, and fate are fickle.

I didn't like this one. There was no development in the character voice (at least for Seth) between the first chapter (when he was thirteen) and the rest of the story (when he was twenty-five), making him sound juvenile and sometimes even childish.

The conflict dragged on for too long (and this is a short story), the characters had no real depth or personality, and the resolution was too perfect and way too easy.


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