A MelanieM Release Day Review: Fake Dating the Prince by Ashlyn Kane

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A royal deception. An accidental romance.


When fast-living flight attendant Brayden Wood agrees to accompany a first-class passenger to a swanky charity ball, he discovers his date—“Call me Flip”—is actually His Royal Highness Prince Antoine-Philipe. And he wants Brayden to pretend to be his boyfriend.


Being Europe’s only prince of Indian descent—and its only openly gay one—has led Flip to select “appropriate” men first and worry about attraction later. Still, flirty, irreverent Brayden captivates him right away, and Flip needs a date to survive the ball without being match-made.


Before Flip can pursue Brayden in earnest, the paparazzi forces his hand, and the charade is extended for the remainder of Brayden’s vacation.


Posh, gorgeous, thoughtful Prince Flip is way out of Brayden’s league. If Brayden survives three weeks of platonically sharing a bed with him during the romantic holiday season, going home afterward might break his heart….

Sometimes a story and a reader just mesh.  The romance has just the right combination of sweet comedy, heady falling in love, and deeper relationship  issues to make it all work and bring it alive.  Your face grins continually and your heart feels warm.

That’s what Fake Dating the Prince by Ashlyn Kane is to me.  It’s that sparkling, sweet romance you remember and will reread when you need a lift.  The characters that actually dance across a ballroom and into your heart! With parents you love to boor!

l adore it when a story exceeds your expectations.  I always enjoy the Dreamspun Desires line from Dreamspinner Press.  One that started out giving a M/M twist to the older romance tropes we typically read about.  Fake marriages, fake boyfriends, mistaken identities, you name the trope and the authors give it a fresh new LGBT twist.

Here of course, it’s the fake boyfriend and fiance.  From the small European country no one has ever heard of .  Considering the novels and movies where that occurs, must be a zillion of them. The country, the family, and everything about this story made me grin like mad!  Made my heart happy and everything outside their road to happiness and HEA a blank .

And isn’t that what a light-hearted romance is supposed to do?  There’s no real angst here, no great problems.  Just two lovely men looking for love and finding it in each other. In a small place no one has ever heard of.  Plus we get two, not one but two great families.  Really, I could have had much more of them both.If the author is listening.  we need a sequel and a wedding.

If you love contemporary romance and are looking for your next sweet story?  Here is one I highly recommend.  I just adore it.

Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza.  Great cover, that is the personification of Flip!

Sales Links:   Amazon, Dreamspinner, Barnes & Noble, Indigo Books, Target

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, Dreamspun Desires #84, 212 pages
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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