Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Royally Lost
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Royally Lost(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Nikolai is sick of being a prince, he wants to do away with the royal family, but for now he’ll make do with running away from home for a while.
Becca doesn’t really want to visit lots of old churches on holiday with her family, and Nikolai is a welcome distraction.
Can Nikolai and Becca’s relationship last though? And how long before the paparazzi and Nikolai’s father catches up with them?

This was a fairly harmless, easy read, which totally reminded me of ‘The Lizzie Maguire Movie’.

Nikolai and Becca were both okay characters. Nikolai certainly didn’t hold back from telling his parents exactly what he thought about being a prince, and rather rashly ran off on his own with very little money and only a change of clothes. Becca did seem to give more thought to her parents, but was also happy to ditch them on a fairly frequent basis.

The storyline was okay, if utterly predictable. It really did remind me of ‘The Lizzie Maguire Movie’ though, with the only real difference being that in this the love interest was a prince rather than a pop star.
There was some romance, but it didn’t really interest me to be honest. It was all very bland really.
The ending was okay, although I did expect it to have a little more of a ‘happily ever after’ feel than it did.
Overall; a light, easy read.
6 out of 10.

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