Published by Self-Published, Tantor Audio on March 22nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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?
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.