This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .
Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin.
HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.
Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?
Having read “The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back” by Sariah Wilson I just had to vote for this book when I saw it on Kindle Scout, and I am glad I did.
Sariah Wilson has a way of drawing you in and keeping you reading. Her stories are nice, clean romances. The characters are believable. They struggle with common things, but on a much grander scale as Nico is the future king. His family has suffered loss, heartache, his father is confined to a wheel chair and ready to relinquish the throne, which Nico is not ready for, and his sister struggles with a drug addiction.
Kat struggles with a promise she made to herself. She is falling in love with Nico and in today’s society that leads to intimacy, but Kat has promised herself that she would not before marriage. She is also struggling with the past, a childhood that was less then ideal and guilt about what people with think of her when they find out. She is consumed by the world wind Christmas vacation from college and a misunderstanding that breaks her heart.
There romance is sweet. It starts out slow and through their growing friendship they find love. They have great chemistry. This story is funny and sarcastic. As far as YA romances go this is one of my favorite.
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