Back in April, I posted the launch announcement for my friend Nona King’s “sweet and spicy romance” titled My Fair Princess. I promised to review it for the blog and Amazon, but life got a bit distracting shortly afterward, and it took me a while to get back to it.
As a result, I needed to re-read the book to refresh my memory. It was every bit as entertaining and heart-fluttering the second time around. To watch the love bloom between Princess Nia Alaera and Mayor Shamus O’Neill was a welcome change from the types of romance novels I’ve read in the past. Most of the time in this genre, it’s either instant attraction followed by a tumble into bed, or love on one side and some other emotion on the other. It’s all driven by feelings, hormones and pheromones.
Not so with My Fair Princess. Don’t get me wrong; there’s plenty of attraction between the main characters. However, Nona has written something deeper than a dime-store romance novel here. She explores the notion of love and the process of finding true love on a level I don’t usually see in the genre. It makes for some great reading, and the liberal doses of humor throughout keep the story from getting maudlin or melodramatic.
I don’t usually read a book twice in two months, but I can say that with My Fair Princess, it was well worth the return visit.
Up next week: Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee Miller.