Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

Prince Charming
by Rachel Hawkins

Publisher: Penguin Books
Date: 2019
Pages: 296
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Contemporary
Days to Read: 5
Purchase Locations: Amazon and Kindle Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself. 

Prince Charming follows Daisy Winters the sister to Ellie Winters who is engaged to the prince of Scotland. This puts Daisy in the spotlight even though she is the opposite of a royal. This leads to Daisy needing to go to Scotland before the big day so that the royal family can control how the media portrays Daisy. Daisy is not happy at all about this arrangement.

I really felt for Daisy throughout the book. She definitely had some grumpy teenager vibes but I could also see her point of view when it came to having to work around what her sister needs. It was interesting to see how each character saw themselves as the ones having to compromise and how they dealt with the feelings that came along with it, including feeling resentful towards each other.

I’ve recently discovered my love of the hate to love trope! This was probably one of the first books I’ve read in recent times that include that trope where it didn’t make me mad. I enjoyed seeing the conversations between Miles and Daisy from their first encounter.

The royal aspect as well as the Scottish country side setting gave be winter in Europe vibes that honestly just added to the story. I enjoyed being immersed in this story and feeling like I was in Scotland with all the autumn vibes.

Overall Prince Charming is a lovely contemporary that I really enjoyed while I read it. I wouldn’t say its particularly memorable but I loved it all the same.

Plot: 6/10
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 6/10
World Building: 6/10
Quality of Writing: 6/10
Stars: 3/5

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