Review: Prince in Disguise
Title: Prince in Disguise
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Published: 23 October 2018
Format: Paperback, owned, autographed
Rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.
Prince in Disguise was quite the royal treat (haha). I was not expecting to enjoy this fun contemporary as much as I did, especially because of the reality tv element. However, there was so much more going on than just Dylan and her family being on tv for her sister’s wedding.
There’s humor, family drama, Dylan’s conflicting relationship with her sister, and the ever-delightful Jamie (he’s the first love interest I’ve read about in a long time that actually is likable, truly charming, and hilariously quirky).
While some readers might find Dylan to be a bit “wound up” about everything, I think her character is realistically written. How many people would actually be happy about uprooting their lives for 3 weeks to be on reality tv for a wedding on Christmas Eve? Especially when you’ve always lived in your sister’s shadow?
Honestly, I would be a bit of a grouch too.
Everything about this book was wonderful and sweet. It was the perfect quarantine-pick-me up that I would happily read again and again.
Also, I met Stephanie Kate Strohm at YALL FEST a couple of years ago and she is so lovely and sweet. I can’t wait to pick up the rest of her books.
If you’re looking for a binge worthy read that is like eating a chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven, then pick up Prince in Disguise. You should totally eat warm cookies while reading it too.