Monday, July 01, 2013
In real life, she’s given up on the fairy tale ending...
After having her heart broken twice, Alicia Dayne has sworn off men, decided to concentrate on her career, and is delighted to win a lucrative contract to make a commercial for Highborn Mattresses.
She could make the most awesome fairytale commercial ever, except for Jonas Highborn, who isn’t exactly thrilled with her Princess and the Pea ideas, and really doesn’t want a prince in tights representing his company.
Though he’s trying to keep his grieving mother happy by letting her have charge of the commercial shoot, and though Alicia’s trying to keep in mind that this annoying guy is her boss for the moment, they can’t seem to keep from clashing.
Throw in an overly-handsome prince, a matchmaking mama, and a stunning rose garden, and maybe, just maybe, Alicia can be convinced they have a chance at something real.
Because while she might not be a real princess, sometimes an ordinary girl’s got to take a chance, even when it seems too good to be true.
When did Happily Ever After become so complicated?
This was a really cute novella. The writing was better than most and the point of view was clearly defined. I loved the characters' inner thoughts and how they started out with sparks flying--not the good kind--which then it turned into more, but in a believable and natural way. Their fears of emotional intimacy were well grounded-- especially on Alicia's end. I loved how their communication was handled, with honesty being the ultimate bond that drew them closer. The point system on their date and the reward of a kiss at the end was cute, too. This is a nice, sweet love story with just enough sizzle to make me smile, but without going overboard. I found everything to be likable in this story.