His Royal Princess by Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaire Boys Club #3.5
Also in this series: Beauty and the Billionaire, Once Upon a Billionaire, The Wrong Billionaire's Bed, Romancing the Billionaire, One Night With A Billionaire, Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding
Publication Date: April 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Their romance led to a royal wedding in Once Upon a Billionaire. Now see how it all began for Princess Alexandra of Bellissime and American actor Luke Houston in this novella from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare.
As heir to the throne of Bellissime, Princess Alexandra is supposed to be cool and calm...not crushing on a movie star. When she hears that Luke Houston is filming a scene for his next movie in her tiny country, however, she can’t resist sneaking onto set to get a glimpse of the Hollywood hunk.
When Alex is almost caught on set by the press, she ducks into the first available hiding place—only to find herself in Luke’s private trailer, and getting much more than just a glimpse of him. It’s an up close and personal encounter that sets her heart aflutter, and sets her mind on some very unladylike plans to get to know him better...
Alex is the heir apparent to the Crown of Bellissime but she’s also a woman who has a crush on an actor. She’s seen all of Luke Houston’s movies and when they start shooting a movie in Bellissime and he’s the star, Alex is anxious to meet him. She heads to the warehouse their working out of and when she gets the chance to meet Luke he ends up mistaking her for a hooker. (Not that she’s dressed like one but he assumed that the recently single director would send one to him.) When the cast and director are invited to the palace for dinner Luke isn’t thrilled but when he sees Alex he just laughs – realizing what a blunder he made. Luke is intrigued by Alex and they soon start dating – even though privacy is an issue because of who they are. And love soon follows but other people and their places in life might keep them apart.
This was a very cute and very sweet novella. I really liked Alex and Luke both separately and together. They were well written characters and for as short as the novella was I thought that Jessica Clare brought a lot of information into it. Though we didn’t get as much info about Luke (he came from a trailer park in Texas) we got a lot about Alex. She had been raised to be a princess – third in line for the throne. After her father passed away her mother decided to abdicate that made Alex next in line for the throne, which was fine with her. But taking care of her princess duties and being sheltered she hadn’t ever been kissed until Luke. She was a pretty buttoned up girl overall and wasn’t sure about how to do some things – like get a guy to notice her. She ended up just telling Luke that she was there so he could ask her out. Luke did, of course, but being the proper princess she was Alex had no idea what to wear. She ended up asking her mother (who was decidedly not straight-laced) what to wear. Her mother suggested jeans and Alex’s reply was…
“Mother, I don’t own any jeans.” The palace thought they were improper attire for a princess. Far too casual!
Her mother’s eyes twinkled. “It’s a good thing that I have a few pairs and we’re the same size. Come on. Let’s go to my suite.”
“You have jeans?” What was next, handcuffs and weed? Good lord.
snort That made me laugh! She was a far cry from Hollywood but Luke loved that about her and that made me like him even more. He didn’t love her because she was a princess – he loved her in spite of the fact that she was a princess. Good man.
The story was a good one and a great addition to the series. It was fun, funny and romantic and I loved almost everything about it. I definitely recommend it.
Rating: 4 out of 5