An enchanting new royal romance from NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck
Daffodil Caron is not a princess, even though she once dreamed of being one. After all, she grew up as a playmate to royal princes, running through the halls of Perrigwynn Palace in the North Sea's Lauchtenland. But the day she stumbled upon a royal secret, everything changed.
Flash forward eighteen years, and Daffy's living a sweet, non-royal life. A skilled art curator for the Royal Trust, she has friends, a flat in the heart of the capital city, and a handsome, successful boyfriend. The last person on her mind is Gus, the prince she once called her best mate.
HRH Prince Augustus is no longer "Prince Pudgy," as caricatured by the press—he's charming and gorgeous, possessing a world-famous smile. But after he's jilted at the altar, then dumped by his second fianceé, the spare heir to Lauchtenland's ancient House of Blue finds solace on a Florida beach.
A year as a regular bloke allows him to rethink his purpose. He's half decided his calling is to pour pints at a tiki bar rather than serve his country and the Family.
But a wild Frisbee toss down the beach changes his destiny.
Despite his long hair and beard, Daffy recognizes her prince. She reminds Gus of his heritage and assures him that he's needed in Lauchtenland.
When Daffy and Gus find themselves on assignment at Hadsby Castle in preparation for his brother's wedding ball, their friendship blooms into affection.
Then secrets are exposed, and Gus must choose between his past hurts and his future hope. And Daffy must trust her heart to forever love a prince.
"To Love a Prince is breathtaking and enchanting! Rachel Hauck is the queen of inspirational royal romance." – Teri Wilson, bestselling author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Christmas Charms
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I wanted to start the book again as soon as I finished!
I absolutely love this book. It’s so original. I will definitely be reading this book many more times! Amazing job, Rachel. You did it again!
You won’t fall if you look ahead.....
I am sure most little girls and even some little boys dream about becoming a princess or a prince. That was certainly true for Daffy, who grew up in the palace since her mother worked there and spent her childhood playing with royalty. Of course, these dreams don’t really come true, do they?
Questionable choices seem to run in the family. Queen Catherine has a secret due to a decision made many years earlier - one she feels she should share, but just cannot bring herself to do it. Prince Gus has been very unlucky or perhaps unfortunate in his choices for a partner in life. He feels that he is totally undeserving of love. His childhood friend, Daffy, encourages him with these sage words of advice - Begin to see yourself as a man worthy of love. Can the bonding agent of love repair the cracks in their hearts?
A dress made many years earlier has a story to tell. It was made for a princess and also for one who needs to feel like a princess. But how can that be, since the designer died many years earlier. Perhaps with the help of Emmanuel and His assistant Adelaide, more things are possible than any of them think.
This ARC was received through Hauck House and CelebrateLit. The comments and impressions are my own and were in no way solicited.