The Swedish Prince Book Review

August 29, 2018 / 0 comments

The Swedish Prince Book ReviewThe Swedish Prince by Karina Halle
Published by Self-Published, Tantor Audio on March 22nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: audiobook
Source: Borrowed, Library
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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 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?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I love me a good royal romance and I thought The Swedish Prince was a great one. It kind of reminded me of  the movie “Going To America”,  combined with another hit “Maid In Manhattan”. While there were a  similarities, The Swedish Prince stood out because of its emphasis on family.

The heroine -Maggie McPherson was living a pretty carefree life as a college student across the country when her life is literally turned upside down after a fatal incident. From then on, we witness her sacrifice and hardship as she does her best to raise her siblings.  At first, I didn’t think Maggie would have anything in common with the Crown Prince of Sweden – Viktor but I loved how Karina Halle proved me wrong.

Viktor’s life wasn’t exactly a cakewalk even if he was a prince. He needed someone to stabilize him and Maggie was the perfect fit. I appreciated how she was so much more mature for her age. She had this admirable integrity and always, always, always knew where her loyalties lie. I loved her character. There was a lot of going back and forth between the two which for me was a bit exhausting but I liked how it all worked out in the end.

Stephanie Wyles did a great narration. I thought she reflected Maggie’s personality perfectly. Her voice was everything I imagined Maggie to be. Jeremy York did a satisfactory job as well. I am definitely crossing my fingers that I get to hear his sexy voice again in the next Crown Prince Novel.

The Verdict:


About Karina Halle

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, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

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