Brenna Tinley has decided to move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, a fairy-tale kingdom just south of France in the Bay of Biscay to escape the recent tragedies in her personal life. The happiest summer she can remember was spent there, in the arms of a handsome, tender rascal who disappeared without a goodbye when Autumn came…
As fate would have it, the Royal House of Vicenza has engaged Brenna Tinley to clear up a public relations mess. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for this small-town American girl, but there’s only one problem. Her new employer, HRH Prince Ronan, aka her mystery summer lover of long ago, seems determined to pick up where they left off. Can Brenna work in the royal palace and not end up with a brand new broken heart?
I think this might be my favorite in the royal fairy tale series.
Because it was somehow the most realistic, with the modern day challenges of the internet and twitter to spread the rumors so fast, hashtag problems, and trending fears. Maybe it is because I currently live in a country where we actually have a Royal family, and years ago, with my former job, I was actually privileged to work events, where the protocol and etiquette was required, so it was easy for me to relate to some of the things happening in the story. The requirements, formalities, customs, and code is not easy to assimilate. Brenna felt the push and pull of the different situations, and grasp it fast. I loved how she stood up for herself, kept her chin up, and didn't let people or situations roll over her. Brenna was really easy to like, to cheer for, and wish her happily ever after.
Ronan was so loyal, knew his responsibility, and stood by his family. He was realistic, honest, and genuine. Together they were explosive, hot, and yet at the same time so sweet. There's a scene in the 'cottage' during the dinner, where he tells Brenna, what he knows about her, that was one of my favorite scenes. So telling about their feelings, history, and perception.
This is a lovely modern day fairy tale, that made me smile, held my interest throughout the story, and made me admire and cheer for the characters. Lovely indeed
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side
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