Looking for a soft, cozy read that will make you smile and crackle with laughter as you sip from your hot coco? Well, make sure you have Stephanie Kate Strohm’s PRINCE IN DISGUISE on your radar. Read on to see what I thought of PRINCE IN DISGUISE and make sure you read it this holiday season!
Prince in Disguise
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: December 19, 2017
Life is real enough for Dylan — especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.
As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises — including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress…if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
What I Liked
I love, love, love the synopsis of Prince in Disguise. As soon as I saw the cover and read the description, I absolutely had to get my hands on the book. I love reading books about royalty and of course, as an added bonus, Prince in Disguise is also about a girl’s experience with reality television shows. Combined, it looked like Prince in Disguise was a book written just for me.
I love Dylan. She’s straightforward, sarcastic, and utterly relatable. I love how we get to see inside the mind of someone who doesn’t want to be on a reality television show and how it’s like for them compared to people we normally see, people who want to be on reality television shows just for the fame and gory. Dylan was a breath of fresh air and I love how she was still incredibly loyal to her sister even though she doesn’t necessarily agree with the things her sister does.
What I Didn’t Like
I saw it coming!
There’s this certain plot twist in the lower half of the book that I definitely saw coming. Unlike other books, I didn’t mind that I saw this twist coming, but since I predicted the twist, it didn’t have the power it would normally have over me if I didn’t see the twist coming.
Prince in Disguise turned out to be not quite what I was expecting and as a result, I’m a bit let down, but that’s on me. I feel like there were too many different scenes and things happening all at once in the book that it just got overwhelming. Thank goodness I’m not Dylan – I don’t know what I’ll do if I was in her position!
If you’re in the mood for a warm, cute cozy romance with a side of family reality tv drama, then Prince in Disguise is the perfect book for you!