By Sariah Wilson
This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .
Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin.
HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.
Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?
What was it with European men? American guys didn’t give me the time of day. But over here I was like some kind of dude catnip.
You know, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever read a book like this before; one that is an honest-to-God fairytale. Girl meets Boy. Girl tries to deny attraction. Girl finds out that Boy is a prince who wants to take her to his castle and make her his future queen. Sigh.
I really liked both Kat and Nico. Their chemistry was amazing and the romance was sweet. Kat is a twenty-four year old virgin who has never even been kissed. She’s waiting for marriage before giving herself fully to a man, but there’s another reason why she’s never been intimate with a man. She’s intelligent and beyond kind, but she’s not had an easy life and she’s a little naive when it comes to relationships and therefore reacts badly in certain situations. I liked her right from the start when she kept brushing off Nico when they first met. Nico. Oh Nico. If only you were a real man I’d come looking for you in a heartbeat. Handsome, charming, loyal, rich and future king, he’s also very sweet and he always tells the truth. What’s not to like? There were so many things he said in this book that made me swoon that it was hard to pick out just three of my favourite quotes.
“You have only to tell me what dragons need slaying, and I will see to their quick deaths.”
“Why did you come up to me at the lodge?”
“Every other woman in the lobby was preening and made up with fake hair and fake…other body parts and there you sat, uncaring if anyone even noticed you. You were fresh, natural, and obviously intelligent, and I wanted to talk to you.”
“From the moment we met I knew I would fall in love with you.”
ROYAL DATE is told only in Kat’s POV (from memory) and comes with a HEA. This is the beginning of a new series from Sariah Wilson and each book will contain a new love interest for each of the three royal brothers. This book is definitely a fairytale in that there is no sex anywhere within. Not even behind closed doors. Was I waiting and hoping for a love scene? Yes. Yes I was. But the story was enjoyable despite it not having a single one. I will be putting the next two books in this series on my TBR list.
Royal Date (The Royals Of Monterra # 1)
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