{Review+Giveaway} Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond @Pamela_DuMond

September 23, 2014 Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 6 ★★★½

{Review+Giveaway} Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond @Pamela_DuMond

{Review+Giveaway} Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond @Pamela_DuMondPart-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond
Pages: 314
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on July 28, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Humor, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: ecopy from Author

Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she’s an imposter…

Hold tight to your tiara, grab your scepter and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.

Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?

In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.

The goal?

To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.

But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.

Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What's an imposter girl to do?Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.

The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.

When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?

A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:

Sexual innuendo. /Hot Guys. /Hot Guys who are Princes. /Flirting./Romance. /The occasional naughty word. /The occasional naughty royal fantasy./The occasional naughty deed.Romance./Castles./Ladies-in-Waiting./Parties! /Cocktails./A puppy./Gowns./Intrigue./Chocolate./Champagne/ A Royal Wedding! /Comedy. /Sexiness. /More Romance.
And—a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)

NA Review My Thoughts

Part-Time Princess is a romantic comedy that is part Princess Diaries and part imposter story, (an example is slipping my mind). It was a very cute, very funny and overall very fun read. It is just the kind of light read that you can escape into for a couple of hours and come out the other end feeling happy. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a lot of fun. And sometimes that is just what I am looking for in a book.

I loved the main character, Lucy! Flat out loved the heck out of her. She was nice and funny and spunky. She made the story for me. She is falling on hard times, having just lost her job and only way to pay for the mental health care her uncle needs. She has had to grow up quickly, so when this mysterious job offer comes around, she can’t say no. She was not given a whole lot of information to go on, and that kind of bugged me. She was told that she would be impersonating a lady of Fredonia (made up country) for 10 days while the real Lady Elizabeth goes on a secret mission of some kind. But she wasn’t given much else. Keep some prince interested in her and don’t sleep with him. That was it. I thought they should have prepared her much better. It was like they were setting her up to fail. But through trial and error, which was the fun part anyway, she ended up being a wonderful lady. I loved that she became known as the lady with a heart.

The romance in the book was cute, but you really don’t know where it is going until the very end. Partly because the summary says that the happy ending is an unexpected one, and partly because Pamela DuMond throws tons of curveballs at the reader to keep them on their toes. I liked that I didn’t know what was going to happen until I turned the page. The actual romance was lacking a bit something to make me go from like to swoony. I liked their chemistry, but I didn’t feel it 100%. It wasn’t rushed or insta-love, but rather I think the issue was that there just weren’t that many opportunities in the book for Lucy and her guy (I purposely don’t want to use a name) to gain a good basis for falling in love because there was so much else going on. In the end, what they had was really cute and because I loved Lucy (and the guy really) so much that it didn’t bother me. I just didn’t swoon completely over them. But never fear, there is so much to love about Part-Time Princess. The whole cast of characters are great. I adored Lucy and her ladies in waiting. This book really has a little something for everyone. It was a really fun read.

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About Pamela DuMond

Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

6 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond @Pamela_DuMond”

  1. Giselle

    This sounds like a super cute read and a lot of fun, too! I like how the romance sounds unpredictable, even if it wasn’t overly swoony. I do like that it avoids tropes like love triangles and insta love though! Great review, Michelle! 🙂

  2. biochemgirl

    This book looks awesome. I can’t wait to pick it up. I also really enjoyed the content on the Hit or Miss Book Blog. Thanks for the link and giveaway.

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