Title: My Prince
Author: Anna Martin
Release Date: October 9th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 220 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.
George Maguire is a normal bloke who works hard, plays hard, and helps take care of his large, boisterous family. Occasionally he likes to hit the pub or clubs and take someone home for the night. One night he meets Alex, a gorgeous blond and they have a single, spectacular night together.
George leaves the next morning and steps back into his regularly scheduled life. Alex is a pleasant memory that takes on a new twist when George sees a news program and finds out “Alex” is actually Alexander vam Amsberg, Prince of the Netherlands, and fifth in line to the throne. George doesn’t tell anyone, he simply files the information away along with his wonderful memory of their single night together.
Then six months later, when George is at a charity function representing the company he works for, he sees Alex again and accepts when Alex asks him out on a date. Slowly their romance blooms.
Four things I loved about this story is that the romance is low angst, real without losing romance, humorous, and sexy. Even though the two are from wildly different backgrounds they work at their relationship, and even when some miscommunication happens, it happens realistically and wasn’t upsetting – it feels real. Though the story does lose a little momentum toward the middle, it picks back up again pretty quickly, and then races toward the very sweet, enjoyable HFN/HEA ending.
Bottom Line: This is a, enjoyable, sweet, low angst love story that keeps it realistic without losing the romance.