How Not To Marry a Prince by Megan Derr is a very sweet fantasy romance, very typical of Derr in terms of location and types of characters.
I found myself delighted by the main character, Prince Amador, his love of numbers, and, romance. Amador is such a kind, sweet endearing person. That makes the idea of people drawn to his personality and warmth understandable. And the romance that follows believable.
The thing that throws the book and entire story off is that the beginning chapter has been placed at the end of the novel.
Now whether this is by choice or accident I have no idea. But it’s highly annoying. You miss Prince Amador’s arrival into the kingdom and all sorts of important information.
So if you’re going to read this story, go to the back of the book, read the first chapter there, then proceed with the rest of the story.
It’s really why it didn’t get a higher rating.
If a book is for sale, and this is a accidental format issue, fix it. If this is on purpose, well, I found it irritating.
Still a sweet story.
At the ancient, doddering age of thirty, it’s long past time Prince Amador married, at least according to his domineering family. Determined to see the matter attended at last, they have issued an ultimatum: find a betrothed before the year is out, or he’ll be sent off to marry Prince Ottokar, Crown Prince of their oldest enemy, a man Amador has hated and feared for nearly all his life.
Desperate to avoid that fate, he has one last chance: to win the affections of Prince Nazaire, who has notoriously turned away every single suitor barely before they make their introduction. When he arrives, though, Amador finds not a snooty prince impossible to please, but a castle so brimming with secrets and romantic pining that the whole mess would be worthy of a bard’s tale.
If there’s one thing Amador loves more than mischief, it’s romance. He won’t ever be happy in his own marriage, but here’s a chance to see that others will be happy in theirs—and if he’s lucky, they’ll all be so pleased with the results that the quiet, handsome King Sohan will insist that he remain to help with other matters.
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