The Cover: I like the colors of this cover, they look well together and leap off the page but I am disappointed at the model. He’s gorgeous but his expression is very, very odd and it makes me a bit uncomfortable to honest. Is he scoffing? is he smoldering? What is going on with his expression? C+
Basics: The Swedish Prince was released on March 21st 2018 and is 458 pages long. Genre wise The Swedish Prince belongs to contemporary romance.
Description: I never believed in fairy-tales. Never held out for Prince Charming.
Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.
Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my dusty doorstep.At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.
But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.
Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.
He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.
Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.
I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.
When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?
Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?
The Swedish Prince is a standalone romance inspired by Roman Holiday.
Overall thoughts: The Swedish Prince was my first Karina Halle book and I can’t believe I hadn’t read any of her books up until now! I loved this book! Viktor and Maggie are such an amazing couple and I immediately wanted them to be together and rooted for them! Viktor is a Prince of Sweden and Maggie is a cleaning lady/guardian to her five younger siblings, they really do come from different places. When it comes to romance stories like this, a Prince falling in love with a commoner it’s usually the same old song and dance: they have a hard time being together because one person is royalty and the other isn’t. That trope is a little bit different for The Swedish Prince and I really liked that aspect.
Here’s the skinny: Viktor is about to be King of Sweden because his brother suddenly passed away. Immediately his freedom and the future he envisioned for himself is ripped away from him and he’s also struggling with grief over his brother as well. Maggie isn’t doing so hot either, she went from going to college on a scholarship in New York City to going back to California working as a cleaning lady for a local hotel AND taking care of her younger siblings. Young and I mean YOUNG kids. Maggie is only twenty-three years old, her dreams have been ripped away and again taking care of five younger siblings would be daunting for ANYONE.
Fate brings Viktor and Maggie together and honestly the chemistry of these two had me blushing. How they met was hilarious but what it blossomed into was just so sweet and heartwarming combined with a chemistry that leaps off the page makes them one heck of a couple! The Swedish Prince was such a unexpected surprise for me, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good contemporary romance/royal story and I will definitely be looking out for future Karina Halle books!
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “He doesn’t belong to me. He belongs to another country. And I’ll be left behind in mine.” -Maggie
“Holy sh*t, this dirty-talking Swedish bastard is going to be the death of me.” -Maggie
“This is my prince. Right now, he’s my kind.” -Maggie
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2FU5oBCAbout the author: Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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