How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis of the book:

American heiress Corina Del Rey caught her prince once. But the tragedy of war kept her too long in a fog of grief. Now she’s shifting her life forward, reigniting her career as a journalist. Still, nothing can relieve her of the secret and the love she carries in her soul.

Prince Stephen of Brighton is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and a star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life. But his days in Afghanistan with the Royal Air Command have marked him forever. And he can’t seem to shake their dark shadow.

But when his brother, King Nathaniel, confronts him with a document the prince thought long buried and forgotten, Stephen is forced to face the pain of his past and the love he left behind.

With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth. But when the secrets are revealed, can they overcome and find love again?

My review:

So many secrets and regrets. It is no wonder that Corina and Stephen have trouble moving on from their pasts. I really enjoyed revisiting the Kingdom of Brighton and was not disappointed in another good fairy tale of royal proportions.

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Prince Stephen since I didn’t necessarily care for him in the first book of the series, but he managed to sneak his way into my affections as I learned about the ghosts of the past which drove him to be the way he was. He made mistakes, yes, but he was loyal and honorable.

It took me quite a bit of time to connect to Corina, but I have to say that I admired her spunk right from the beginning. As I got to know her more, I really liked her loyalty as well, particularly when it came to her love for Stephen. She just wasn’t going to let go without a fight.

Like the first book in the series, Corina and Stephen are helped along by people who are of a heavenly nature. I didn’t really care for that in the first book, but I did like the way it was handled in this one.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The strong faith message throughout.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Corina’s boss. The parts about her took me out of the story a little bit.

My rating:  3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  I would. It is a very nice fairy tale romance. This is the third book in this series. It can be read as a standalone even though characters from the first book show up in it.

-Loraine Nunley

Note: I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Rachel Hauck, author website

 

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