Title: My Prince
Author: Anna Martin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 9, 2015
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: Renee
Heat Level: 3.5 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.
I really enjoyed this story! Anna Martin continues to engage me. Alex picks George up in a bar, and they have a smokin’ hot night together.
Months later George sees Alex on TV and discovers Alex is a prince, distant in line, but a prince still, of the Netherlands. George is from a “normal,” non-royal, working-class family. Well fuck a duck – he screwed royalty! I might have some feelings about that. I’m not sure what, but I’d have something going on in my head.
Fast forward a few months to a charity event, and George comes face to face with Alex. Where Alex proceeds to ask him out. And so begins the dating tale of these two.
What I liked about this story was how REAL it felt. Martin does a really good job of bringing me into their world where nothing felt contrived. Alex is privileged, yes, but he isn’t an arrogant douche. He’s likable.
It’s a slow-burn romance here, and it was delicious. It develops over time. They get to know each other. They actually DATE!! And we see it all unfold.