Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins is a book about an American girl who ends up following her sister to Scotland after becoming royalty. The main character is snarky and the side characters make the story so much fun. This first book in the Royals series is a light read perfect for anyone looking for a fluffy contemporary.Title: Prince Charming
Series: Royals #1
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Also by this author: The Wife Upstairs
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Prince Charming (ROyals #1) by Rachel Hawkins
This book tells the story of a girl whose sister gets engaged to the prince of Scotland. Fearful that Daisy might cause an international scandal in America, the royal advisors ship her off to Scotland to join her sister. In Scotland, Daisy must learn the rules of being royal and how to behave overseas. I loved the Scottish setting, especially since I have read so few books set there. The posh activities like horse racing intrigued me and created an interesting juxtaposition to Daisy’s carefree personality. I also loved the tabloid articles, since they offer an interesting outside perspective on the story.
❀ Sassy Main Character
Daisy is such a sassy main character. The transition from working at Walmart to hanging out in a castle is a hard one for her, and she handles it with snark. Daisy has a lot of weight on her shoulders since she has to protect not only her image but the image of the entire royal family. However, she has no filter which leads to many awkward encounters. I love a sarcastic main character, and Daisy definitely fit this criteria.
❀ Hilarious Side Characters
There is a hilarious cast of side characters in the book, which was so fun to read. The group has earned the name The Royal Wreckers, and you can imagine the kind of shenanigans they pull. Getting some action from characters like the prince’s rambunctious brother lightens the mood, and there is even a fake dating relationship going on. Overall, the side character make the story that much more entertaining.
❀ An Amusing Story
Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins is an amusing story about an American girl who gets sent to Scotland to learn how to act like royalty. I loved the main character and the group of wild side characters. This book is the perfect pick-me-up that is bound you laugh. Looking forward to the next book in the Royals series.
24 thoughts on “Prince Charming (Royals #1), Rachel Hawkins”
This sounds so cute, like the perfect light summer read! I adore books about royalty, too.
It is a perfect contemporary for summer! 🙂
You liked this one much more than another review I read. I wasn’t sure about reading it. Maybe I will now!
Oh no! I have only heard good things. It is definitely one that will be enjoyable for fans of the genre. I hope that you do enjoy it if you give it a try. 🙂
This looks so cute! Great review!
I want to read this book so badly! Especially now since you liked it so much. I follow Rachel on Twitter and she’s so awesome and funny. Really gotta get my hands on this book.
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I hope that you love it as much as I did. 🙂
I also adored the setting and thought the Wreckers were hilarious!
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Right?! Such a great story. 🙂
I’m glad you liked it!
Great review ☺️
There’s also going to be Royals #2 and I’m really curious if they’re new characters or Daisy and… 😉 yeah.
I don’t even read romance stories or watch/read romance comedies but I really enjoyed Royals. 😂
I am so excited to read the second book! 🙂
I am all for fun books about royalty! The heroine sounds like my kind of girl, as I like to handle everything with snark. 😉 I’m getting Princess Diaries vibes from this, too!!
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Totally like a Princess Diaries kind of story, I hope that you love it if you give it a try. 🙂
This is such a fun read! We also love books with royalty, and we’ve never read a more humourous story like this one, so we’ll definitely be on the lookout for it. Glad you enjoyed it. A really nice review 🙂
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I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
I liked this book, too. So fun and lighthearted. I don’t usually choose books like this, but it was as sweet and refreshing as a summer ice cream cone.
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That is a perfect comparison! 😉
Great review! I’m looking forward to this book and I’m so glad you loved it! It really sounds amazing and I love hilarious side characters. I think I’ll definitely enjoy reading this book! 🙂
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It is such a great start to the series. I hope that you love it. 🙂
I really want to read this one. Great review, I am happy to hear you liked it. I can’t wait to get it now!
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I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂
Not bad, seems like a good book, very nice review by the way. I like the detailed post
Loved your review, as usual. This sounds humorous. I love any book that is set in Scotland.