The party prince and the librarian lady
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 👱🏻♀️🧔🏻👩🏼🦰🧑🏼👩🏻
The heroine: Lady Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum – she is a librarian with social anxiety disorder, so bad that she often passes out. She is directed by her boss to give a presentation at a library symposium in front of hundreds of peers and needs to get out of it.
The Hero(es): Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco – Henry grew up knowing that he was second in line to the throne. He wasn’t expected to govern the country since his brother Nicholas was first born. He was the playboy and the life of the party. Though he did go to war during his military service and has PTSD and insomnia because of it.
The Story: Though Sarah has met Henry once before, she doesn’t know him at all. When her sister Penelope wants to be on a reality television show, a sort of Royal Bachelor type show, their mum agrees only if Sarah accompanies her as a sort of helper. Since this gets her out of doing the presentation, she agrees.
The narration was great. The same two people did the narration as the first book in the series so it took me a few minutes to attach them to the new characters. Like I said last time, Shane East was perfect for a dirty talking prince and this time the Andi Arndt played a bookish female royal with a highbrow British accent. In the last book she was a hardworking American and she can do both very well.
I loved the way Henry treated Sarah and the supporting characters were terrific, from Sarah’s sister Penny to her best friends and even the Queen. Also I didn’t think I would like the reality show angle but it was pretty darn good and gave me America’s Sweetheart vibes.
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