So I’m weirdly starting off my first review in almost a year with a sequel, but here we are. I read the first in this series, published under two different names: Royals or Prince Charming, towards the end of 2019. It was a light, fluffy, fun romp of a young adult-ish romance? No clue where the library would put these: nothing explicit, but still definitely romance and involving teenagers/early 20’s. So something like that. New adult? Somewhere in that range.
Millie is a girl running away from a bad ending to a friends and more relationship in Texas. She’s heading to an elite boarding school in Scotland for her senior year of high school for adventure and more. Flora is a princess of Scotland (the books are based on the premise that the Scottish throne exists currently like the English). Flora is being sent to the same boarding school in order for her to get her act together before her brother marries. They are set up as roommates. All sorts of sparks ensue.
And it was fun, again. It’s wholly unbelievable, because seriously every European royal is just going to love how brash and unpretentious we Americans are all the time? But also it was just silly. And charming. And I am sure, mid-30’s boring me is NOT her target audience. But I enjoyed on the whole, and “enemies” to lovers is definitely not my favorite romance trope. I think Hawkins handled it pretty smoothly. She hit all the romance beats she needed, and included some great best friends in the mix (I always love good, loyal friends that are interesting in their own right).
So if you’re looking for some light, fluffy, fun and skews a little younger romance these should do the trick. I’m now waiting for the next book! C’mon Prince Seb!