4.5, 4, and 3 Star Reviews for My Prince by Anna Martin #MM #Romance @missannamartin

1.5

Title: My Prince
Author Name & Publisher: Anna Martin (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 9, 2015 – 220 pgs

Synopsis

After growing up in a rough part of town, George Maguire worked his way out of Manchester and to a career as a design engineer. Alexander van Amsberg, an architecture student at the University of Edinburgh, wasn’t the sort of guy he normally had explosive, hotel-room one-night-stands with. Alex was charming, classy, and, as George later learns, Prince of the Netherlands.

Fate brings them together again, and Alex makes sure to get his sexy stranger’s phone number this time. Despite all the reasons why they shouldn’t work, something clicks, and Alex thinks that this time, he might have found the right guy. But Alex’s aristocratic ex stirs up trouble in the press for George and his humble family, and Alex realizes he has to get real about having a boyfriend from the wrong side of town.

While George acknowledges his modest upbringing, he doesn’t let anyone insult his family. Life’s no fairy tale, and regardless of his royal title, Alex might destroy his one chance for happily ever after.

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Review

FourandHalfStars

This story was sweet, with just a little bit of angst and misunderstanding thrown in.  The beginning is your typical start – they meet, have a one night stand and go on their way.
A few months later, when Alex sees George again, at a work function no less, they decide that they had such a great time before, why not start again?  However, because of Alex’s status, George is very wary.  What makes George even more wary is the fact that he is not completely out.  He has only come out to a few friends and family members and knows that if he takes his relationship with Alex to a new level, he will no doubt be outed.
With the miscommunication and misunderstandings, there is some turmoil throughout, but what really rubbed me the wrong was was Alex’s mother.  She was very annoying and I just didn’t like her.
I liked that this story was not instant love – that they took their relationship slow, talked about the consequences and you were able to really see in to their relationship.
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FourStars

This book was so sweet, but not too much were you found yourself feeling sweet overload.. It had the perfect amount and I absolutely loved these two characters George and Alex.
George and Alex first meet at a pub were they end up going home together and having a one night stand. When George finds out Alex is a Prince he is stunned. George grew up in a big home with eight children were both his parents worked to support their family.
Well a few months later they see each other again and from that point on it was on.  This is not a insta love book which I loved because I felt the way there relationship slowly progresses was perfect. George is at first a little leery with Alex being a Prince and you could really understand why he would be with their different backgrounds. Alex coming from money, also a royal family and George growing up in a not so great neighbored with not as much money as Alex’s family has.
You do get your misunderstandings and some angst mixed in with the sweet.  But I felt the way everything went together made this book so good!
You also meet a lot of characters from family to friends. I can’t say much more without giving away a lot of this book.
So I will leave this review with I really liked this book!
I would definitely recommend this book!
Kara
ThreeStar
This book was a sweet, realistic read. Which to me made it a tad bit…. dull. I mean it was very realistic with the meeting someone, falling in love, meeting the family, figuring out how to make it work when meshing two lives.

However, there was nothing that really sucked me in. It seemed drawn out and long winded in places that made it seem to just drag on instead of keeping me interested.

Sure there is the whole royalty and regular person aspect, but there was no drama that I anticipated to come from that type of coming together. It was all smoothed over and lacked drama when there easily could’ve been.

I think perhaps it was the fact that there was too much reality in the story for me. I like my stories to be dramatic and sexy with a bit of overlooking the dull, boring and sometimes gross parts of life.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad story, just not a story that had me flying through the pages dying to know what happens next or how the story ends.

Renee

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AuthorBio

Anna Martin is from a picturesque seaside village in the south west of England. After spending most of her childhood making up stories, she studied English Literature at university before attempting to turn her hand as a professional writer.

Apart from being physically dependent on her laptop, she is enthusiastic about writing and producing local grassroots theatre (especially at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she can be found every summer), travelling, learning to play the ukulele, and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk.

Although her most recent work is in the LGBT romance genre, in the past Anna has worked on a variety of different projects including short stories, drabbles, flash fiction, fan fiction, plays for both children and adults, and poetry. She has written novels in the Teen or Young Adult genre, Romance and Fantasy novels.

Anna is, by her own admission, almost unhealthily obsessed with books. The library she has amassed is both large and diverse; “My favourite books,” she says, “are ‘The Moonstone’ by Wilkie Collins, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee and ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood.” She also owns multiple copies of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park books and re-reads the Harry Potter novels with almost startling regularity.

Anna claims her entire career is due to the love, support, pre-reading and creative ass-kicking provided by her closest friend Jennifer. Jennifer refuses to accept any responsibility for anything Anna has written.

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