He’s a royal, a soldier, duty-bound, and she’s wild and free. Together, they’re about to change history!
As the second son, Prince Alexander was destined for a military career. When his older brother is suddenly killed, his life does a 180. In two months, he’s about to become King of England. Except he doesn’t have a clue how to relate to his future subjects, regardless of their walk of life. While visiting L.A., all it takes is a sound stage collision and Alex is blindsided by a headstrong woman who is simply irresistible. So much so, he hires her to help him outrun his security and become a regular nobody.
Dating the Prince by Alina Snow
Small-town girl, Katie O’Connor has always dreamed of seeing her name in lights. Check the box for fame, a movie deal, the perfect leading role that comes with a gorgeous leading man! Katie moved to Hollywood, elbows her way into auditions, lives on a shoestring budget—whatever is required to land a deal, she throws her heart into… until she’s involved in a royal kidnapping.
As the future king, Prince Alexander refuses to rule from an ivory tower. Duty-bound, he intends to relate to his future subjects, regardless of their walk of life. Before his coronation, he needs a foolproof plan to outrun his security team and go temporarily AWOL. While visiting L.A., all it takes is a sound stage collision and Alex is blindsided by a headstrong woman who is simply irresistible. So much so, he calls in a favor in order to secure her help … as his pretend girlfriend. Their worlds are oceans apart, but their immediate attraction is impossible to put aside, especially their nonstop banter. Miffed at being wrangled into a situation that might blow up in her face, Katie comes up with her own plan. If The Prince is serious about walking the walk of the common folk, she’s only too happy to oblige as his pretend girlfriend. Through an ice storm, a road trip, kitchen duty, and a Texas pig race, Alex captures the hearts of the locals as well as Ms. O’Connor’s. What starts out as a deal Katie can’t refuse becomes the acting role of a lifetime… letting Prince Alexander go without a fight. A delightfully funny retelling of The Prince and The Pauper that romance readers of all ages will enjoy. On a two-week 1,500-mile road trip, Katie and Alex discover the end of the road might just be the beginning of their ‘Happy Ever After’ together.
The idea for Dating the Prince came from the real life love story of Prince Harry from England and Meghan Markle, an American actress. If you liked watching the real life story that has happened, including the Royal Wedding in May, then this book will be intriguing to you.
This book takes place in 3 different parts or settings. It starts in L.A. California, then moves to a small town in Texas, and finishes up in London, England. I have to say I really liked their relationship best while they were in Texas. Everything seemed so more natural and not forced. The only thing that kind of shocked me was how the main character Katie, an actress, went from this kick-butt independent woman, to being so sappy and only relying on her future husband the King of England. This major transformation also takes place over a matter of a few weeks. That kind of bothered me that she changed just for this man. I liked Prince Alexander/Alex. He pretty much holds a steady course on who he is and that stayed the same throughout the story. I guess this is why he was one of my favorite characters.
I wonder if this whole storyline could have benefited from expanding into more than one novel? That way, the idea of them falling in love would have taken a little longer than a few weeks and been more believable. Both Katie and Alex had been in recent relationships that hadn't worked, so I think they would have been more cautious about "falling in love" so quickly. I also would have liked more time to see them getting to know each other while they were in England. That part of the book is the shortest. Then in the second book maybe it could have ended with their wedding. This is my wish list if the author ever wants to write more.
This book is romantic and I really liked King Alex, his good friend Jeffrey, and I also really liked Katie's down-to-earth, warmhearted Texas parents. They both were very charming! This book is pretty clean with only a little bit of heavy kissing. Older teens and adults that like books about royalty or mirroring real life events would like reading Dating the Prince.
Author Alina Snow