Well here is another story from one of my favorite tropes. A commoner meets a royal and they fall in love, I know, I am a Hallmark channel sap, so I really enjoy it when I can read about this type of romance in the MM genre.
This book met all of the benchmarks of a great romance, it had lovable characters, good antagonists and a believable storyline. Real life was probably stretched a bit to make the story fun, I think some of the situations that Theo found himself in were a little off of what could possibly happen, it just added some spice to the story.
This story also has a cinderfella undertone to it right down the the crystal slipper but in this case not a slipper. It’s a very touching moment and shows how attune Prince James is to Theo, it was very romantic. I’m always looking at how well the author fills in the graphics of a story, I was very relieved that the author was able to turn the words on a page into a graphic in my mind. This story is easy to read and is one that I didn’t put down until completed it kept me engaged the entire time.
I think what made this story particularly relevant, at this time, is because of the romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, because of them we now know that fairy tales really do come true. Just as they did for Theo and Prince James.
Theo Glass used to believe that love was just a fairy tale. Orphaned and disowned by his homophobic step-family, he and his grandma make ends meet as best they can. But when his grandma’s tireless charity work is honoured, Theo makes sure he spends his last pennies to get her to the palace, hosted by none other than the gorgeous Prince James himself.
James is sixth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom and a disappointment to just about everyone. He never felt at home at school, on the rugby pitch, or even in the Army. Being royalty means he’s been forced to keep a lid on his bisexuality. But when he meets Theo at the honours ceremony, he knows he’s in serious trouble.
Needing to find purpose, James convinces Theo to use his charity event savvy to throw a fundraiser ball in a secluded castle. All James has to do is behave himself around the sassy twink. But soon the chemistry between them is too strong to resist.
Their lives are too different and there’s no chance James can come out as the first Prince of the United Kingdom with a boyfriend. But James knows if he doesn’t show Theo how much he means to him, he’ll lose him forever. Can love conquer all? Or is that something just for fairy tales?
- Print Length: 299 pages
- Publication Date: May 27, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC