Narrator: Erica Sullivan
Title: A Royal Christmas Princess
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Published: October 11, 2016
Where I got It: Audible
After a tough year losing her mom and bills mounting, Holly Yates is in for a lonely Christmas. But when she hears a news report that the small principality of Coronia is looking for their lost princess, Holly is astounded to recognize the baby photo. It’s her!
Felix, also a Coronia royal, whisks Holly into her very own fairy-tale including a castle nestled within the quaint snow-covered Coronia capitol and her biological father, eager to meet his daughter. With Felix by her side as she meets the people of her would-be kingdom and prepares to attend a ball in her honor, Holly begins to fall in love, not just with Coronia, but also with the would-be prince.
Will the handsome prince still be at the side of this unexpected fairy-tale princess when the clock strikes midnight?
How could I say to no a Xmas story with a secret princess?
It has been a rough year for Holly Yates. Her mother has passed from a long illness and the medical bills are drowning her. This will be her first Christmas without her mom or her dad who had died a few years previous. She works multiple jobs, but it isn't enough. But when she hears a news report that the small principality of Coronia is looking for their lost princess, Holly is astounded to recognize the baby photo...it's her. We also follow Felix who is looking for the lost princess. He is a very distant cousin who is the only person left to inherit the throne, but he never wanted it. Finding the lost princess is his only shot to stay free.
This was so much fun. I finished it in just a couple of sessions. I literally couldn't and didn't want to stop listening. You can't help but adore Holly. She has a heart of gold and deserves all the goodness in life. Felix isn't too shabby either. He was nice enough. Kinda selfish, but he is a rich boy and has been entitled his whole life, but he is sweet at the end of the day.
The baddies are SUPER DUPER obvious, but that didn't bug me. Sometimes baddies are right there in front of us.
This was def a Hallmark-y/Netflix story. I could TOTALLY see this falling into the same world as the other Princess/Prince movies on Netflix. Maybe Netflix could pick this up. ;) It's fun. It has heart. And you can't help but love Holly and even Felix. The country seems cute.
I do hope for a book 2. The ending needed more. I want to see Holly take the throne and see her and Felix get married one day. You can assume but it would be nice to see for sure.
Oh...one thing that really bugged me....the ruler is not called a King/Queen/Tsar/etc...just Princess/Prince. When Holly takes the throne she will be just Princess Holly. So what do they call the heirs? That was the only thing that was super odd and weird for me.
The narrator was new to me. She was really good. Her accents were interesting, especially for the made-up natives of this land. It is a blend of French and Italian I guess. Kuddos to her for trying to make it unique. Not an easy job. She didn't fall into the "British" accent trap.
In the end, this was a lot of fun. Very quick and sweet. Loved our characters and the country. I want a book 2!!!!!!!! 4 stars from me.
- #55 for Audiobook challenge
- #55 for Audiobook challenge