Monday, December 1, 2014

{NA Romance Review} Part-time Princess (Ladies in Waiting #1) by Pamela DuMond

Part-time Princess (Ladies in Waiting, #1)
Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she’s an imposter…

Hold tight to your tiara, grab your scepter and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:

Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
A puppy.
A Royal Wedding!
More Romance.
And—a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.

Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?

In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.

The goal?

To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.

But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.

Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What's an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.

The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.

When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?

A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook. First published July 28th 2014). Source: ebook provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!
"I sat tall, posture perfect, practically regal on a cushy, leather seat in the First Class section of British Airlines Flight #1509 to London." (page 1, line 1)
A cute, flirty, fun story. I'm a sucker for stories with royals and the whole idea of normal girl Lucy playing the part of a lady and a princess-to-be was a new twist.

I liked Lucy. Big hearted, kind, charming Lucy. She's the girl fairy tales are made for. Even though she's made over and taught to be a lady, to be like rigid, pampered Elizabeth, she never loses herself. I also loved the Ladies-In-Waiting. They were a bit much at first, they're certainly over the top, but they are the best friends a girl - even a imposter - could hope for.

Unfortunately I was never really invested in the love story - either Nick or Cristoph. Maybe if there had been more on the flight with Nick other than flirting and comfort, i.e. it was instalove, and more time with Cristoph maybe I would have cared more about the relationships. I never felt like I got to know either of the guys well. They seemed likable enough if a bit one dimensional. There's a happily ever after but you have to read it to find out who is Lucy's Prince Charming.

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