Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Review: Part-Time Princess

By Sara Steven

Lucy is a down on her luck waitress at the local biker’s bar, trying hard to make ends meet. She not only has her own welfare to consider, but her uncle’s, as well. He ended up in a special care facility (a rather expensive facility) after the death of Lucy’s parents, and she feels responsible for him and his well-being. After a rough night and a run-in with a few jerks on her shift, she finds herself fired and without much to go on in the job department.

Then she spots an ad in the newspaper that totally changes her life. Can Lucy go from a crass-talking, biker babe to a posh, sophisticated princess?

In Part-time Princess, Lucy fills in for Lady Elizabeth, a woman who is beloved in the land of Fredonia, but has a few skeletons in her closet which have left her indisposed. After a total overhaul with a beautician and a hairstylist, not to mention etiquette training, can Lucy pull off this ultimate con? It’s My Fair Lady meets Ms. Congeniality! And where would we be without the quintessential love triangle? Part of Lucy’s job is to keep the Prince of Fredonia, Cristoph, interested. She never bargained on his brother, Nick! Both men are hunky. Both vie for her affections, but only one can win, and who are they really vying for? Are they falling for Lucy, or for who they believe to be Elizabeth?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Once I got going, I had a really hard time putting it down! It’s comedic and candid, and Lucy is a total riot with the way she thinks, the way she communicates and the way she tries to behave when she’s “on duty”. She’s constantly trying to stop herself from letting the cat out of the bag, not wanting to reveal that she’s an imposter. It makes for a lot of fun, exciting moments, yet there are touching, serious moments as well, especially where Elizabeth’s family is concerned. Lucy may not have come from royalty, but she’s certainly regal in my book!

Thanks to Pamela DuMond for the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Pamela DuMond said...

Thanks for the review!

Janine said...

Sounds like a cute story