The Swedish Prince, an all-new emotional standalone by Karina Halle is now LIVE!
The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I never believed in fairy-tales.
Never held out for Prince Charming.
Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.
Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my dusty doorstep.
At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.
But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.
Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.
He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.
Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.
I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.
When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?
Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?
The Swedish Prince is a standalone romance inspired by Roman Holiday.
4 ‘Always more, never less’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
I am really into light, sexy, almost no-drama romances and Karina surely delivered that with The Swedish Prince! I was really excited to see how she would develop this theme of the royalty world colliding with the normal world and I have to say I quite enjoyed it. Also, did I mention Karina does give us lots of heat? Yep, this book has a lot of that too and I am not complaining.
So, The Swedish Prince is Karina Halle’s newest release and it is a standalone contemporary romance. The story focuses on Sweden’s Crown Prince Viktor of House Nordin and how his life has changed after his brother’s death. Now everything (his parents, the royalty, rich people, the media..) is interested in him. He feels lost and his parents give him an escape for four weeks in America. Well, his life turns upside down even more when he meets Maggie McPherson, a poor woman also lost after the loss of her parents and now care taker of her siblings. Everything changes when they fall in love and they have to fight to keep that connection alive (especially when the distance is longer between them).
“I’m sorry I walked in on you naked.”
“You are?” he asks, tilting his head ever so slightly to study me through his long lashes. “I could have sworn you enjoyed that.”
Karina Halle just created a great group of characters in this novel and I do hope we get more stories about them (I mean who is not curious about Magnus?!). But let’s center our thoughts to the sexy Swedish prince now. This couple has one hell of a first meeting (you’ll see what I mean!) and nothing will be the same after that that is for sure. Even though there are some little lies at the start between them, the connection between Viktor and Maggie cannot be stopped. They fall in love almost instantly and holy moly, that chemistry! The sparks between these two will sure burn your Kindles!
I’ve minded my manners, I’ve stayed noble, but when it comes to taking her in the bedroom, all of that is gone. I won’t be royal. I’ll be a savage instead.
Also, these two characters are struggling. They don’t feel ready for what’s ahead of them, Viktor on becoming the Crown Prince and Maggie on taking care of her family on every aspect. I loved that they become stronger together and they fight to take care of everything and also to keep their connection. However, I do have to say one thing. I loved the heat and I enjoyed how this couple grows though the book but it took me a little bit of time for me to connect with them and their relationship. I don’t know exactly why. Maybe because these book is very drama-free. My last read by Karina Halle was extremely emotional and I kind of missed that in here, I think. Also, I found the ending a little bit rushed. Adorable but rushed. Still, I really enjoyed this reading experience as a whole, specially the sexy times and getting to know these characters!
“You have shaken me to my very soul, rattled the bars around my heart, and I am yours, Maggie, I am yours.”
Therefore, I am rating The Swedish Prince with 4 STARS because I do believe Karina has written another adorable and super sexy love story! Yeah it took me a little bit of time to love these characters but I definitely did at the end. Maggie and Viktor have an awesome connection and I really enjoyed them as a couple, their relationship with their families and, of course, the heat! I do hope Karina writes Magnus’ story because I am so curious about him! So, if you want to read a sweet and sexy royal love story, check this one out, guys!
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.