Title: Falling for Prince Charles
Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Published: February 9th, 2016 by Diversion Books
Length: 303 pages (eBook)
Genre: Chick Lit
Source: Publisher via Tasty Book Tours (for honest review)
My Rating: ❤❤
Lauren Baratz-Logsted has mastered the real life fairy tale in her explosive and hilarious Falling for Prince Charles. It’s all here, lovelorn Daisy Silverman flush with cash and high hopes, Prince Charles who can’t resist her, and London in all its splendor. Curl up and get ready to laugh long into the foggy night.” Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE
Daisy Silverman has always been obsessed with His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. When the underachieving 30-something cleaning lady wins a million dollars, she follows her lifelong dream to go to London. Once there, she meets Prince Charles the real Prince Charles. Through a series of misunderstandings, the Royal Family doesn’t realize that Daisy’s Jewish or that she’s spent her life up to the elbows in the wrong kind of toilet water. By the time they do, Daisy is in love with Charles, Charles is in love with Daisy, and the Queen’s white gloves are off. FALLING FOR PRINCE CHARLES is an offbeat alternate-universe romantic comedy showing the heir to the British throne in a light quite unlike any he’s been seen in before.
“Daisy’s madcap adventure is more comedy than romance, and her most unusual and unlikely relationship with Prince Charles will appeal to reads looking for lots of giggles.” -“Publishers Weekly”
I loved the cover right when I saw it. It looks like a cute chick lit book. And the synopsis sounded like the perfect romantic comedy. Plus, the fact that it was about falling for the real Prince Charles was definitely unique, and I was curious as to how it was done. So, I was really excited about this book. I couldn’t wait to read it.
WHAT I LIKED
The premise. I loved the idea of a woman who cleans toilets for a living winning the lottery, going to London, and falling in love with a prince. That sounds awesome! And it sounds like it could be this romantic story with the perfect amount of humor. Unfortunately, the IDEA of the story is pretty much all I liked…
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
The writing. I can’t quite put my finger on it. The writing wasn’t bad. The author clearly knows how to write. Maybe the writing style just wasn’t for me. It felt all over the place. There was way too much description. It seemed like she tried to make very complex, adjective-filled, uniquely-structured sentences when it could’ve been more simple and easier to understand. Throughout the majority of the book, I kept asking myself, “What just happened? What is going on in the story? What am I reading?” I was just completely lost. I had such a hard time staying focused.
Way too many POVs. OMG. I can handle two points of view, maybe three. But there were points of view from almost every single character, even Bill Clinton, who was in the book for like two seconds. It just made the story very disjointed and confusing. It did not work for me. I would’ve liked to just stay in Daisy’s brain. Also, I felt a little uncomfortable being in the minds of real people. More than half of these characters are real people. It just made it weird for me. I don’t know. It’s hard to explain.
I really wanted to like this book. I truly did. I’ve heard good things about this author, so I was really surprised that I didn’t enjoy it. I just felt like the story tried too hard to be funny and romantic when it was neither. It was very hard for me to finish it. I kept reading because I kept hoping it would get better or maybe it was just me and my warped brain not being able to pay attention, but unfortunately, I still ended up disappointed.
2 out of 5 Hearts!
Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens (including The Twin’s Daughter and Little Women and Me), and children (The Sisters 8, a nine-book series she created with her husband and daughter). Before becoming an author, Lauren was an independent bookseller, freelance editor, Publishers Weekly reviewer, sort-of librarian and window washer. She lives with her family in Danbury, CT. Visit her at www.laurenbaratzlogsted.com or follow her @LaurenBaratzL on Twitter.
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