1/29/2021 0 Comments
Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
This was such an adorable read! I binge-read this cutie, so smitten by the wonderful characters and fun and charming story. This story had all the things I love the most; a sarcastic and witty bad-ass main character, royals, fake-dating leading to a swoon-worthy adorable romance and wonderful friends and family.
The story follows sixteen-year-old American Daisy Winters, who gets her life turned upside down when her elder sister gets engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Suddenly all of Daisy’s plans are replaced by a Summer to be spent in Scotland with her sister and her royal in-laws and, not to mention, the Royal Wreckers, the Crown Prince’s roguish younger brother’s hilarious friends, under the scrutiny of the Queen herself and the tabloids. After an incident that might cause a royal scandal, Daisy is forced to take part in a fake-dating scheme with Miles, one of the Royal Wreckers. But spending time with stiff Miles turns out not to be as awful as Daisy first anticipates…
I absolutely loved the main character Daisy! I loved her wit and humor and how she never took sh*t from anyone, not even the Queen herself. I loved how witty and badass she was, but also with flaws like a real teenager, and how she could never stop herself from making the most inappropriate jokes and comments. Her attempts to navigate all dos and don’ts in the posh palace surroundings were just hilarious! I also loved how this book was not just a feel-good story, but dealing with problems like being out-shone by your sister, dragged into a life in the spotlight against your will, having your prom photos sold to tabloids by your ex-boyfriend, and (for Miles) having to always cover for your friend since your whole future depended on his family’s support.
My only complaint really is that the story was set in Scotland, without the author clearly having any real knowledge about Scotland. At all. There were so many mistakes and false facts that it got a bit too much. Especially when it affected the story a such; for example, one major thing in the story happened because of the problems to pay medical bills, which doesn’t make sense at all in a Scottish context. Instead of annoying the readers, it would have been much better to simply invent a completely new country (hello Genova!). As an author you are allowed to do that, but you are not really allowed to just be lazy and not bother to learn the basics about the real countries you are writing about.
But that set aside, this book was the ultimate feel-good book with great characters and a charming, fast-paced and addictive story. It was full of humor, witty conversations, hilarious situations and amazing friendships. And the best dad in literature! Seriously, Daisy’s dad slash former rock star was just the sweetest, most hilarious dad I’ve ever met in any book! All in all, Prince Charming was the best kind of light-hearted, easy and utterly charming contemporary stories that put a smile on my face the entire time I read it. It was, simply put, a royally fun read (pun intended…)! Can’t wait to continue this series with the companion book Her Royal Highness about the Crown Prince’s younger queer sister Flora.
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