Title: His Cursed Prince
Author: Ryan Loveless
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 28th, 2018
Page Count: 110
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Three facts about Tuckington Belle:
1. Given the choice between illegally scaling the royal castle’s walls to steal flowers for a client at his family’s dress shop or going on a date with a girl his brother set him up with (“He’s fertile, and he can sew!”), Tuck will scale the wall like a spider after a fly.
2. If, upon knocking himself unconscious when he falls off the wall, Tuck wakes up bruised, blindfolded, and inside the castle, where—based on the unearthly wails heard nightly—the prince no one has seen in ten years is probably a ghost, Tuck would still choose this over a date with a girl.
3. Tuck thinks it’s time to admit he’s gay. ????
Three facts about Prince Frederick George Deor (Read and approved with great reluctance by Lord “Protocol is Protocol. Stop Being a Pain About It” Todd):
1. He brought a curse upon himself and now bears the skin of a snake.
2. He can’t take his eyes off the injured thief recovering in the castle.
3. Friendships born from lying and insisting the other person wears a blindfold can blossom into true love—which he needs to break the curse.
Taking this story with a grain of salt, I thought it was really cute. Obviously, nothing made sense, worldwise. There was no mail or cars but there were cell phones and Twitter. But, if you forgave the time period craziness, it was a fun story about a Prince who was cursed and a common man who fell in love with him anyway.
This read like a fable to me. It was set in a village with a castle and a king and queen and prince and there was a moral. But this was somewhat modernized, which made it fun, and there were some really witty lines that I laughed at.