After growing up in a rough part of town, George Maguire worked his way out of Manchester and to a career as a design engineer. Alexander van Amsberg, an architecture student at the University of Edinburgh, wasn’t the sort of guy he normally had explosive, hotel-room one-night-stands with. Alex was charming, classy, and, as George later learns, Prince of the Netherlands.
Fate brings them together again, and Alex makes sure to get his sexy stranger’s phone number this time. Despite all the reasons why they shouldn’t work, something clicks, and Alex thinks that this time, he might have found the right guy. But Alex’s aristocratic ex stirs up trouble in the press for George and his humble family, and Alex realizes he has to get real about having a boyfriend from the wrong side of town.
While George acknowledges his modest upbringing, he doesn’t let anyone insult his family. Life’s no fairy tale, and regardless of his royal title, Alex might destroy his one chance for happily ever after.
Contemporary, M/M, GLBT+
220 e-book pages
Edition I read:
I’m laughing as I sit here trying to write a serious review for this book. I think I’ll keep it short and light.
Fact is, I enjoyed this. It was sweet, kinda fluffy, and kept me entertained.
The heroes were adorable and the playful banter between them was cute and often hilarious.
The sex…kinda hot, nothing outrageous, and sometimes very sweet.
The pace was mostly good. It had a few slow spots and places that gave more info than needed.
The characters felt real enough. Even the side characters of friends and family were entertaining.
I enjoyed that this was mostly regular, well-grounded day-to-day and not outrageous pomp and circumstance of royal hoopla. Because the royal aspects that were included…well, I couldn’t take it too seriously. Instead I just enjoyed it for the modern day fairytale it was.
The end felt a tad abrupt and I don’t feel like all of the loose threads were tied up. I wish there’d been an epilogue.
This is the kind of book you read when you’ve been bogged down by a lot of serious. It was a nice, light escape.
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