Publishing Date: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (iBooks)
Goodreads Rating: 3.80
My Rating: 4.4
”all that matters is the truth as you know it, and as the ones you love know it.
Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
Boys Like You by Who Is Fancy, Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande
Someday My Prince Will Come by Evynne Hollens
(all of these songs can be found on Spotify)
I AM BOUNCING WITH JOY
To be honest, I think I read the synopsis wrong so I went into the book thinking that she was going to be ending up with the prince’s brother and not the prince’s brother’s courtier. BUT HEY I loved it anyway.
THE ROYAL ROMANCE…
I LOOOVVEEEE a good slow-burn romance. Mixing it with all the royal goodness and the fake relationships made this book so fun and charming. The humor was mixed with the right amount of seriousness for a light romantic read.
The plot was everything I could have asked for from a royal romance. I just couldn’t get enough of Daisy and Miles, and everyone else who wan involved in their story. The political systems weren’t given a lot of depth but I think it was just what I was looking for.
There wasn’t much dealings with the other characters but it’s something that I can live with as their personalities were expertly portrayed in each of their individual scenes. They were not given a lot of focus but the still felt present enough. There wasn’t so much background as there were a fair number of characters that were introduced but I still feel like Rachel Hawkins did a good job with making the characters “rise from the pages”.
I do have to say that the ending was a bit anti-climactic, which is the main reason that this is 4 stars and not 5. I wanted to see everything wrap up just a little bit better and for there to be some more explanation. BUT!! The road to how they got there was great and Rachel Hawkins was able to deliver some good emotional punches for me to feel what was going on.
THE NEXT BOOK…
I was so excited to read the next book but then I found out that it’s no longer about our two main love interests in this one. I’m not sure if I’m going to pick it up yet as I am not yet feeling the urge to read about those characters (no spoilers!!). I just really want more of Miles and Daisy okay!!!!
FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE “ROYALS” SERIES