The Prince and the Waitress!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 👱🏻♀️🧔🏻👩🏼🦰🧑🏼
The heroine: Olivia Hammond – she works in a coffee and pie shop owned by her family. Her mother died years ago and her father has been no help ever since. Olivia is behind on payments and trying to keep things together for her younger sister.
The Hero(es): Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, a.k.a. “His Royal Hotness” – he lost his parents when he was young. His grandmother the queen insists that he get married soon and gives him until the end of the summer. She gives him a list of “suitable” candidates to consider before the announcement at the end of the summer.
The Story: Nicholas meets Olivia when he travels to New York for the summer where he plans to have meetings and appearances. They spend time together with the knowledge that it will end at the end of the summer.
“Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever.”
There are laws in Wessco with regards to who a royal can marry. A future queen must be a virgin and have royal blood. Olivia doesn’t meet that criteria and both her and Nicholas know that nothing can change that fact as their time together nears an end.
I really liked the story and the characters in this book. There were some pretty woman moments as Olivia who is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl is outfitted for being seen with a prince. It is even better when Nicholas has to return early to the Castle in Wessco and wants Olivia to go with him.
The narration was fantastic! Shane East has a perfect voice and accent for a prince. He has the proper english accent for a royal, and his voice is deep and the naughty bits don’t sound odd coming from him. Andi Arndt does a great job as well as an American working stiff.