My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
So today’s review is The Billionaire Prince’s Daughter by Leslie North. I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.
It was only supposed to be a one-night stand. A bit of glitz, glamour, and champagne with one of the world’s most eligible bachelors. What single woman—and Amy Branch was certainly single—could possibly resist Artur, Prince of Stolvenia, who made a living out of being charming? He sure charmed her, all right. Charmed her right into a night of passion that resulted in a little present neither of them were expecting.
Now, all Amy has to do is find a way to tell Artur that he’s about to become a daddy. Easier said than done, but after months of trying to get word to him, she finally gets her chance. The playboy needs to be reformed to make the royal family more palatable to a country on the verge of voting to abolish the monarchy. That means Artur’s wild ways will have to end—with the help of a PR expert. A PR expert who just happens to be carrying the prince’s baby. What could possibly go wrong?
Artur has begrudgingly agreed to have his image molded, but to his happy surprise the PR wrangler is the same sizzling hot woman he’d shared an intense night of passion with a few months back. He’s happy to pick up where they left off—until she turns to the side, exposing a noticeable baby bump. But Amy has no intention of using the baby to net herself a princely groom. Indeed, she seems intent on throwing Artur at every eligible woman in Stolvenia except for herself. Problem is, the only woman Artur realizes he wants to be with is Amy. Even more unfortunate, he has the audacity to fall in love with her.
Now he somehow needs to convince Amy that being a family, even if it’s royal, is just what she needs.
(This novel contains sexual content and profanity.)
I found this title completely by accident when I was browsing through Netgalley. It is exactly the sort of title I like to read in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep.
I think this love story is beautiful. A one night stand ends in an ‘I love you’ confession. Amy is sweet and strong while Artur on the surface seems to be a typical party playboy. North has obviously put a lot of effort and thought into their characters, but sometimes that didn’t always come through in the book.
There were some sections that I thought needed a bit more depth, a bit of padding out. We jump from the one night stand to five months later. We don’t see any of the struggle that Amy goes through in order to inform the prince that he is going to be a daddy in less than nine months. In fact when she meets she just blurts it out. That was the most unbelievable part of the book. One moment you’re inside Prince Artur’s head, and he is working his way though the fact that the girl he had a one night stand with is pregnant and trying to work out how far a long she is and who where and when and jumping to every wrong conclusion. and then Amy is announcing it to him. Part of me wanted slightly more drama there (I love DRAMA).
My only other peeve with this book is the name of the country. Stolvenia. Why do so many fictional countries end with ‘venia’, ‘enia’ ‘ia’? It just automatically makes them sound fake. Being slightly romantically obsessed, I’ve watch hallmark films and the princes in those films all come from countries that rhyme.
Overall I really like they story. I read it in no more that two or three hours and I really loved being part of their world. I can’t wait to see what comes next!