Thursday, March 27, 2014

{Romance Review} Some Like it Royal (Going Royal #1) by Heather Long

{Romance Review} Some Like it Royal (Going Royal #1) by Heather Long

Some Like it Royal (Going Royal, #1)

Living out of a car and waiting tables to make ends meet is hardly the stuff of fairy tales. So when a gorgeous man approaches Alyx Dagmar with a wild story about her royal lineage and an even wilder proposition, the aspiring actress is sure he’s got the wrong woman.

Self-made billionaire Daniel Voldakov needs connections before he can expand his software business into Europe. A blue-blooded fiancée would open all the right doors—and Daniel’s certain he can tempt the pretty but penniless Princess Alyxandretta to accept the part she was born to play.

Alyx can’t resist Daniel’s offer, and throws herself into the role. But as the paparazzi fall in love with their “storybook romance,” Alyx finds herself drawn to Daniel in ways she’d never imagined. Are his returned affections true, or all just part of the plan? He’ll do anything it takes to prove his love, and to make her see that the only happily ever after he wants is with her…the real her. (Blurb via Goodreads)
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{Details} ebook, 150 pages, Published January 13th 2014 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2014). Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"The pounding on the side of the car jerked her awake." (page 1, line 1)

A contemporary romantic fairy tale with a wonderful happily ever after. I thought the story was fun - and I love the fake relationship trope - and sweet and I adored Daniel. The romance was lovely, I liked that Alyx and Daniel developed a genuine friendship first, a liking and respect for each other before it turned into more.

Alyx was a likable character. She's driven, she throws herself whole-heartedly into the task before her, whether it was preparing for an acting job or living up to her end of the bargain with Daniel by becoming a princess.

Daniel is definitely a prince with his damsel rescuing ways, undertaking a quest on the damsel's behalf, how he worried about Alyx, made sure she had a supply of ice cream, was smart and generous and kind.

And Victor! Victor was a fun addition, throughout the book I imagined him as the pageant coach from Miss Congeniality. I'm so excited that this is a series, I look forward to reading Long's next book in the Going Royal series, Some Like It Scandalous!

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