Tuesday, October 6, 2015

review || COURTED { blog tour } by Jennifer Chance

Fans of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries will enjoy COURTED, a New Adult Contemporary Romance with a modern royals flair, about a young woman about to give up on her dreams … and the prince whose dreams she could help make come true.

Elewyn Publishing | October 6, 2015 | New Adult Romance
Gowns & Crowns, book 1


Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of music. A year ago, she deferred entering a prestigious graduate program to help her parents recover from a devastating accident. Now the deferment is expiring, but her parents still need her. Worse, every time she plays her audition piece, she mangles it. Is it too late to be the musician she'd always dreamed of? Should she even try?

Determined to get clarity, Emmaline accepts a friend's offer for a whirlwind European vacation. First Stop: a real live fantasy kingdom—the perfect place to sort wishes from reality.

Prince Kristos Andris was a respected captain in his nation’s military… Was. In the wake of the tragic death of his elder brother, he's managed to avoid his duties as the new Crown Prince of Garronia for months. But now he must accept his responsibilities and leave his troops behind. Outraged at the restrictions of his new royal position, he'll do anything for one last adventure. So when opportunity suddenly lands in his arms in the form of a dreamy-eyed American girl, he embraces it (and her) for all he's worth. What's the harm in a quick fling, after all? It won’t change what he knows he must do…

Only this is Garronia in the summertime, where passion has a way of ruining even the most sensible of plans.

{ about karen ferry } .

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series as well as the modern royals Gowns & Crowns series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio. In addition to her work in romance, she is also Jenn Stark, urban fantasy author of the Immortal Vegas series, and Jennifer McGowan, YA author of the Elizabethan spy series The Maids of Honor. She is truly NOT trying to become 27 Jennifers, but it’s getting a little dicey.

You can find her online at JenniferChance.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/authorJenniferChance and on Twitter at @Jenn_Chance.

{ review } .

COURTED is a cute, sweet, modern fairy tale -- very much a Cinderella, Snow White, Tangled-esque story, where the young girl meets a prince, and a week later, they're engaged.

Yes, it goes that quickly.

But the between stuff, from when Kristos first sees Em on the beach in her red swimsuit after nearly plowing her down, then warning her of the undercurrent and eventually saving her, to the end when he announces he loves her and wants her to be his princess... Well, it was cute and well-written.

Kristos wasn't supposed to be the son taking over the throne, but when his brother died in an accident, Kristos was appointed the next to sit. He was given a year to get his living done and out of the way, and with that time, he chose to train in the Garronian army. Now, his time is up and he's being whisked into a role that for his entire life, he never imagined he'd fulfill.

The writing was well done and I enjoyed both Kristos and Emmaline's characters. I also loved Em's friends, and am curious to see how their stories will unfold. This book was very much Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets Monte Carlo meets any and every Disney princess. I feel that the high school romance reader would be the perfect audience for this sweet, cute new adult fairy tale series, but anyone looking to get away from the real life will enjoy this!

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