How (not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May #Review
There's a warm welcome from Books, Life and Everything to How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May.
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…?
This is a fairly straight forward romcom for me, with the heroine wrong footed from the start and put firmly outside her comfort zone. Sam never loses her eye for a story and her observations on the royal wedding add to the humour. This is a book you can read fairly quickly and have a fairly good idea where it is going to end up. Not that that spoils the story however. It has amusing moments and the tantalising prospect of romance is there from the start.
Will Sam will be able to put the past behind her and take a chance? You have to read the story to find out. It has some likeable characters and there is plenty of humour to be found in Sam's position as she gets interested in all the wedding details, despite herself. There is a fairy tale element to the story, it is true but it if you are looking for an escapist read, this is the one for you!
In short: Will Sam see what is before her eyes?
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.
You can read my review of Perfect Match here.
Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter @zoe_writes , at Facebook and Instagram at: zoe_writes
Thanks to Zoe May, HQ Digital and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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