Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book Review & Recommendation of Royal Date by Sariah Wilson

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? 

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
Sariah Wilson’s romantic comedy, Royal Date will capture your heart while giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over.  I came across this book as a new release and decided to give this author a read.  Sariah's style is quick witted and charming just like the main characters she created, Nico and Kat.  Their journey is sweet, charming and endearing.

Nico is enthralled by Kat's demeanor when he spots her sitting in the lobby of his family's ski lodge reading a book.  She isn't trying to impress anyone.  She doesn't dress to impress like her best friend, Lemon.  She likes to blend into the background and not attract attention to herself. So, when Nico tries to introduce himself, she discourages his advances with snarky quips and one line answers. He however, is not deterred by them.  He sees the diamond in the rough and wants to know more about her.

After their encounter, Lemon and Kat decide to hit the slopes when Kat realizes she left her pass in their room.  They decide to meet up on the mountain.  When Kat returns to the ski lift, she can't seem to locate Lemon. She ends up leaving the beginners slop and finds herself on a dangerous trail for more advanced skiers.  She is rescued by the one and only Nico, who ends up protecting her from a life threatening accident.  Nico takes charge and uses the accident to get Kat where he wants her, in his home, where he can get to know her better. Only problem is, Nico is a real Prince and lives in a castle with his family! Not anything like Kat is accustomed to!

The secondary characters are well developed and you are thrust into their family’s dynamics that the author has created.  The siblings, especially the youngest one, Serafina, are absolute joys to be around.  The warmth and acceptance the family bestows upon the visiting ladies during the Christmas holidays brought fond memories of my childhood back.

This book is full of endearing moments between the hero and heroine.  The relationship between Kat and Nico grows throughout her holiday stay in a foreign country.  She doesn't believe in love or happiness due to her unfortunate past and overcoming those memories becomes a challenging hurdle for Kat.  I found this read enjoyable and relaxing while at the same time wishing for a HEA for Kat and Nico.

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