Thursday, May 9, 2019

Blog Tour Review: How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May

Book info:
TitleHow (Not) to Date a Prince
Author:  Zoe May
Genre:  Adult romantic comedy
Release Date:  May 4th, 2018
Source:  E-book from Rachel's Random Resources which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  4 stars

Surely fairy tales don’t happen in real life?
After being jilted at the altar, high-flying journalist Sam doesn’t believe in love any more – and she certainly doesn’t believe in fairy tales! So, when she’s asked to cover the Royal Wedding, it’s the last thing she wants to do.

And when she crashes into a ridiculously handsome stranger, Anders, things go from bad to worse. But as the big day draws closer, Sam finds herself being swept up in the excitement – as well as swept off her feet by Anders!

But there’s something that Anders is hiding from her – and when he finally reveals his secret, might Sam just have the happy-ever-after she never thought she wanted…?

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My Review:
This book reminded me a lot of when I first started reading what I call "chick lit", back in the late 90s, early 2000s.  In a good way.  It was funny, sweet, and a real page turner.  A lot of the books I was reading back then were actually set in England, so it was fun to read all the different English phrases and terms that are not what I usually hear in my day to day life.  It was a lot of fun thinking about the whole Royal Wedding that just recently took place, obviously, especially now that the new Royal baby has been born as well!  It reminded me that even though I may never get married myself, the reason I still kind of want a wedding is all the cake tasting and food choosing, etc.  I can see getting swept up in all the madness if I had been over in England during the Royal Weddings of the past, but I also totally get Sam's pessimistic take on all things to do with love.  And I haven't even been left at the altar! If you enjoy a sweet romance with some royalty thrown in along with lots of fun British mannerisms, this is the book for you!

Oh yeah, there was one perfect line that fits my philosophy on makeup: 

"I used to wear proper make-up, but one day I overslept and didn't have time for it, and after realizing that the quality of my day was in no way diminished by not slathering on the slap, I just stopped bothering."

Except for the part about wearing proper make-up all the time, the last part is my main philosophy.

About the Author:
Zoe May lives in Oxford and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple's top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as 'a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery - fresh and very funny'.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.

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