Thursday, January 29, 2015

#REVIEW: How To Catch A Prince by Rachel Hauck

Title: How to Catch a Prince
Series: Royal Wedding #3
Author:  Rachel Hauck
Published Date: expected February 24, 2015
Publisher: Zondervan Fiction
Format: ebook
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780310315544
Genre: contemporary romance
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 ½ stars

Synopsis: Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder-if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future.
Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been
But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife's appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ever since I read the first in the Royal Wedding series from Rachel Hauck, I have fallen in love with both the series and the author. In her previous two books, Once Upon a Prince and Princess Ever After, two very American, very normal, everyday women, Susanna and Regina, are turned into princesses with their very own happy ever after’s. They are absolutely wonderful books, and I highly recommend that you read at least one of them, if you haven’t already.
This book though, deals with an American socialite, like one who has hung out with Paris Hilton type socialite….you know, the 0.01% of the world that holds most of the money? Though usually I find characters like these hard to connect with, the author made Corina Del Rey very likeable and empathetic. Though she has more money than God through a trust fund (she drops 10 million on a painting without batting an eyelash), she still holds a day job, and has friends who are your everyday working people.
Prince Stephen, on the other hand, is not only the Prince of Brighton, second in line to the throne, but also a star rugby player in his country of Brighton, playing professionally, until an ankle injury sidelines him. He’s likeable enough, though hard-headed and stubborn, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. There were many times I wanted to take his ankle boot and hit him over the head with it.
In this book, there is a much bigger Christian theme going on, much stronger than the previous two books, with even a supernatural element to it as well, and it helps push the storyline along with a hint of mystery. I think I would have rather seen this more in the previous two books, as a reader could think that God only shows Himself in such ways to the wealthy and privileged.

Overall, the book was another fantastic story from Rachel Hauck. If you haven’t read any of her books, I suggest you go read at least one and introduce yourself to this awesome author!

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