Friday, December 28, 2018

Release Day Review ~ His Cursed Prince by Ryan Loveless (Giveaway)

Release Day Review ~ His Cursed Prince by Ryan Loveless

Title: His Cursed Prince
Author: Ryan Loveless

Release Date: December 28, 2018

Category: Fantasy
Pages: 98

Three facts about Tuckington Belle:
1. Given the choice between illegally scaling the royal castle’s walls to steal flowers for a client at his family’s dress shop or going on a date with a girl his brother set him up with (“He’s fertile, and he can sew!”), Tuck will scale the wall like a spider after a fly.
2. If, upon knocking himself unconscious when he falls off the wall, Tuck wakes up bruised, blindfolded, and inside the castle, where—based on the unearthly wails heard nightly—the prince no one has seen in ten years is probably a ghost, Tuck would still choose this over a date with a girl.
3. Tuck thinks it’s time to admit he’s gay.
Three facts about Prince Frederick George Deor (Read and approved with great reluctance by Lord “Protocol is Protocol. Stop Being a Pain About It” Todd):
1. He brought a curse upon himself and now bears the skin of a snake.
2. He can’t take his eyes off the injured thief recovering in the castle.
3. Friendships born from lying and insisting the other person wears a blindfold can blossom into true love—which he needs to break the curse.

4 Stars!

As soon as I read the blurb of this book, I just knew I had to ask to review it and I'm very happy I did. His Cursed Prince is a modern fairytale, a retelling of The Beauty and the Beast with some twists and a witty, entertaining plot.

Tuck is sweet and kind and a bit naïve and Prince Frederick seemed nice, if a tad annoying in some parts with his explosive, childlike temper, but overall, they seemed to fit well together. This is instalove, which is understandable. What fairytale isn't? But it worked and it was fun and adorable.

Todd, Prince Frederick's advisor, is a gem in all his stoic glory and I adored Gracie and Sir Michael. While in this case, the sort of villain was Daniel, Tuck's brother, and I really could've done without him, I really enjoyed the rest of the story and I have no trouble recommending it!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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  1. I do love fairy tales, including Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.

  2. I have read some great fairy tales re-imagined like "Cinderfella" which was good.

  3. I enjoy fairytales and I'm particularly interested in MM retellings. There are several on my TBR.

  4. Like them. Beauty and the Beast is a fave.

  5. I like both type. Interconnected & standalone.

  6. Yes, I enjoy fairy tales. Beauty and the Beast & Cinderfella.