This is a cute, sweet modern romance involving a foreign Prince that needs money to save the royal family and an American heiress that needs to get married to get her inheritance.
Prince Gale of Ersovia has been ordered to marry a wealthy woman to bail out the monarchy who is deeply in debt due to failed management by the King. Odette Wyntor is a popular singer who’s billionaire father left half of his fortune to her, on the condition that she get married. Odette’s mother is swimming in debt, and Odette needs the money to save her mother.
Neither one of them wants to get married, but both must do their duty to save their families. Their parents have arranged their match, and Prince Gale is sent to Seattle to woo and wed Odette. The couple get off to a rocky start, but through Gale’s persistence, sparks begin to fly.
Initially I was a bit put off by the author’s writing. The Prince’s inner dialogue constantly claimed that whatever Odette said was “hilarious” (when it wasn’t) and the Prince constantly “snickered”. Luckily the author stopped using those terms as often (or maybe I just got used to them and ignored them). In any event, the writing seemed to get a bit better in the middle of the book.
Considering the Prince was supposed to be portrayed as some playboy lothario, he fell pretty quickly for Odette and was determined to turn her heart. Likewise, she was supposed to be dead set against marriage, but she softened up pretty quickly as well. Considering the book was relatively short (I’m not complaining) I guess the author needed to move the story along quickly.
The last few chapters of the book seemed very rushed, as did the ending, but it was a fantastic cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Thank you to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.