Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm is all about a reality TV show set in Scotland and contains a likeable main character. I am always a sucker for books about royalty, so I knew I would love this story the moment I saw it. This book makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, making it perfect for the winter.Title: Prince in Disguise
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Also by this author: Love à la Mode
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: December 19, 2017
Someday I want to live in a place where I never hear “You’re Dusty’s sister?” ever again.
Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV.
As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises—including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks Dusty and Dylan’s family isn’t good enough for her only son. At least there’s Jamie, an adorably bookish groomsman who might just be the perfect antidote to all Dylan’s stress . . . if she just can keep TRC from turning her into the next reality show sensation.
❃ 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 in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
This book has such an original concept! The main character’s sister is getting married to a (barely) prince, and the wedding and the planning are all being aired on a reality TV show. Dylan wants nothing to do with the cameras and the fake reactions, but she has to deal with them as her sister’s maid of honour. The plot thickens as the production crew uncovers some of her secrets and turns her life into the subplot of the show. I enjoyed how the book portrayed life as a reality TV star and shows how hard it is to have everything about you shown on screen. I really sympathized with Dylan and her strict contract.
❀ Set in Scotland
Since Dylan’s sister marries Scottish royalty, the wedding is set in Scotland. I haven’t read too many books set there, but I would definitely love to see more. I adored the descriptions of the castle and its secret passageways and the frequent use of Scottish slang. There is also some traditional Scottish dancing and food, which was so interesting to read about. After reading this book, I would definitely like to go visit Scotland.
❀ Dylan is an Enjoyable Character
I enjoyed Dylan’s character in Prince in Disguise. She has a sense of humour and is pretty sarcastic. She also has a strong relationship with her sister, and they stick up for one another. I loved how Dylan wants to make her sister happy on her special day and is supportive of her decisions, even if they aren’t what she would have done. Dylan is just such a relatable character, and reading about her misadventures is so entertaining.
❀ Witty and Adorable
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm is a witty and adorable story set in picturesque Scotland. I loved the main character and the bond between sisters. If you enjoyed books like The Selection, you will love this one!
11 thoughts on “Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm”
Royalty and reality TV are two of my guilty pleasures, so I am so looking forward to this one! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, and I’m glad to see you loved it! Great review!
I love these types of stories, and set in Scotland? Yes! It’s great that the author included so many Scottish elements to keep it realistic. Plus, I love sibling stories so this one is right up my alley 🙂
I can tell this is a wintery book and perfect for this time of year.
There are so many things to love about this one! 🙂
I don’t know what it is about books about royalty but I love them too. This one sounds super cute and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I haven’t heard of it before so I’ll definitely need to add it to my TBR!
Thanks for sharing,
~Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
I hadn’t heard of this until now, but it sounds like such a cute read! I’m definitely going to be looking into this, because it sounds too sweet and fun not to. Great review!
I hope that you love it as well! 🙂
I’ve heard of this book but I didn’t give it much thought. I’m glad you loved it! It really sounds like a cute and fun read. Adding it to my tbr! Thanks for the wonderful review! 🙂
You know, if I had not read the synopsis, I may have passed this one by as well. The cover is not something that really fits well with the book or the genre. Really enjoyable despite that cover. 😉
I can fangirl about this book all day! So ecstatic you enjoyed it. Strohm always brings the funny, and her stories are packed with quirky characters and witty dialog. She never disappoints me.
It really is such a fabulous book! I will need to pick up a few of her other books now, too! 🙂
The two books set at the prep school, It’s Not Me, It’s You and The Date to Save, are both really fun. They are oral histories, so if you don’t like the format, you may not enjoy them, but they are so hilarious and packed with fun and quirky characters.