It’s so weird how I have no interest in our actual Royal family, but am immediately drawn to royalty in books – which is why ‘How (Not) To Date A Prince’ was the perfect pick for me – plus the cover is just the prettiest!
This story is a lighthearted romance about a journalist called Sam who no longer believes in love, after being left heartbroken at her very own wedding. Working as a political journalist for a national newspaper is now her number one priority. So, when her boss takes her out of her comfort zone and asks her to cover the Royal wedding of Holly and Isaac – in the hope that she may find love herself, Sam stomps her feet and tells him no; except, she doesn’t have a choice whether she likes it or not.
When Sam meets Anders, a journalist for another paper, he piques her interest and allows her to believe that there is a chance she could be with another man again. However, three years of being alone, Sam has forgotten how to do all the romance shenanigans and finds a way to embarrass herself every time they meet, but they both find amusement out of it and form a connection that neither really talk about, but the sparks are definitely flying. Anders is a very distant and mysterious man who has a lot more to his story then he lets on and there’s a chance that if the truth is revealed, Sam may put a halt on romance for a second time.
How (Not) To Date A Prince is such a lovely read and I whizzed through this book within a day or two. I found so much of me in Sam regarding not being a fan of weddings, having no interest in the royal family, wanting to prioritise her writing and all in all, just having no hope in love – so having a lot in common really had me attached to the character. Ander’s was definitely a fascinating man that I was rooting for Sam to fall in love with… He’s such a genuinely kind-hearted man who cares for people, Sam especially, and the chemistry between the two had my heart fluttering. The two intellectually have so much in common and it was just like they were the female/male versions of each other – which is always a bonus in a relationship! Although Sam is such an intelligent and independent woman, I loved that she finally let her guard down around Anders and allowed herself to fall in love all over again and also still be her own person. That is something I definitely need to learn to do myself, as my wall is as high as the tower Rapunzel lived in!
Zoe’s writing has become one of my favourites with the vivid and humorous details of Sam’s life, which had me laughing to myself quite often. Whilst there was a dose of drama nearing to the end of the book, Zoe doesn’t focus too much on it and keeps it short and sweet, which I loved because I just wanted the happy ending! If you want a melt-your-heart kind of love story to delve in to, this is the one for you!