An Alisa Release Day Review: The Nerd and the Prince (Small-Town Dreams #1) by B.G. Thomas


Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Prince Charming is the man next door.


Small-town business owner Jason Brewster has big dreams: world travel, adventure, and most of all, a passionate romance worthy of a fairy tale. But he doesn’t believe fantasies can come true….

Until Adam moves in next door.


He’s handsome, cultured, European, and best of all, interested in Jason. It’s like something out of the stories Jason loves.


But Adam—whose real name is Amadeo Montefalcone—has a secret. He’s royalty, prince of the small country of Monterosia. Only he doesn’t want to rule, and especially doesn’t want the loveless marriage waiting for him at home. So he ran away in search of true love. With a man. And with Jason, he finds it.


But Adam can’t run forever. The truth will come out. If Jason can forgive Adam’s deception, they might find their happily ever after.


This was just adorable.  Jason hasn’t really had any luck finding love but he dreams of being swept off his feet.  Amadeo just wants to be able to live his life as himself and finds more than just shelter when he runs away to a small town.


Jason and Amadeo build a quick friendship that they let slowly build into love.  Amadeo is basically Jason’s dream come true and with both of their love of the Greek god and mythology they have a lot of common ground.


I liked how this story really focused on the love between these characters and any “obstacles” were quickly taken care of or settled.  Getting to see both of the characters’ points of view helped with understand them, though for the most part they were quite open.  Amadeo was a genuinely nice man and it came out even more as we went about wooing Jason and how he feared hurting his family.  I loved Jason’s innocence, he knows what he wants but has never found someone to share it with and isn’t scared to let Amadeo be that someone.  I loved that everything turned out in the end with Amadeo’s family, I just wish we knew how they were going to spend their life (stay in Monterosia or in their small town).


The cover art by Alexandria Corza is gives a cute visual of their small town and Amadeo.


Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 264 pages

Published: September 19, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-531-6

Edition Language: English

Series: Dreamspun Desires, Small Town Dreams #1

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