Princes of the Universe (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Princes of the Universe (Crazy Little Thing #1)
Author: Serene Franklin
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 19th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 212
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5



I’m bad at love. I’m bad at many things, but love is so far down the list that it would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. At twenty-eight years old, I’ve had my fair share of partners, and each hasn’t hesitated to tell me that I’m incapable of loving. I love my dog, though I guess that’s not the same thing. Every woman I’ve dated can’t be wrong, right? So I’ve given up on love and resigned myself to a solitary life.

Everything is going all right until he walks through the door at my office. He’s the one person who knows my deepest secret—I just know everything’s going to change.


I didn’t think I’d ever see him again. It’s been ten years—and I’d long ago given up all hope—though I never forgot about him. The last place I expected to find him was in the ad agency I’m considering for the launch of my bakery, yet here we are. I can’t lie and say I’m not excited at the prospect of working closely with him.

This feels like a second chance, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to earn his trust and find out what happened to him all those years ago.

Hopefully my heart survives in the process.

This was a perfect demi-sexual GFY!

Eli and Bryan met 10 years ago when they both needed extra cash and signed up for a porn scene together. Now their lives have changed and they meet again and start up a friendship. It’s perfect timing because Eli needs a friend, but Bryan wants anything he can get from Eli.

I really enjoyed the characters, including Mac, the roommate/best friend of Bryan. Eli had a ton of back story that was fleshed out at the end, but I would have liked a bit more of it earlier to get a better idea of what he’d been through.

I loved the friendship that started with Star Wars and continued with Prince, the sweet dog that Eli saved. All of the little details that were sprinkled throughout the story like foods that were made, little touches here and there, cute text messages all made the story flow well and added a layer of sweet for me.

I really enjoyed this fun, easy friends to lovers read.

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Galley copy of Princes of the Universe provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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