Title: A Princess for Christmas
Author: Jenny Holiday
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
Page Count: 396
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
From USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday comes a modern fairy tale just in time for Christmas about a tough New Yorker from the other side of the tracks who falls for a princess from the other side of the world.
Leo Ricci’s already handling all he can, between taking care of his little sister Gabby, driving a cab, and being the super of his apartment building in the Bronx. But when Gabby spots a “princess” in a gown outside of the UN trying to hail a cab, she begs her brother to stop and help. Before he knows it, he’s got a real-life damsel in distress in the backseat of his car.
Princess Marie of Eldovia shouldn’t be hailing a cab, or even be out and about. But after her mother’s death, her father has plunged into a devastating depression and the fate of her small Alpine country has fallen on Marie’s shoulders. She’s taken aback by the gruff but devastatingly handsome driver who shows her more kindness than she’s seen in a long time.
When Marie asks Leo to be her driver for the rest of her trip, he agrees, thinking he’ll squire a rich miss around for a while and make more money than he has in months. He doesn’t expect to like and start longing for the unpredictable Marie. And when he and Gabby end up in Eldovia for Christmas, he discovers the princess who is all wrong for him is also the woman who is his perfect match.
A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday is a contemporary romance that is set at the Christmas holiday season. On the outside this one looks to be a sweet holiday romance however I would warn to those who would not be expecting it that things do get to be quite steamy in this one.
Leo Ricci works hard to take care of his little sister, Gabby, and would normally be happy to do anything for her. However, when Leo is off duty in his cab with Gabby in tow she sees a lady trying to hail a cab that Gabby claims looks just like a princess and wants to pick up. Leo hesitates but then decides to go ahead and give the woman a ride.
Princess Marie of Eldovia isn’t normally out trying to hail cabs on her own with the fate of her small country left in her hands so she is thankful when Leo does stop. Marie decides that what she needs is to hire Leo for the rest of her trip but what neither expected was to be attracted to one another. Before Leo knows it he and Gabby are headed to Eldovia for Christmas with the princess.
The story in A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday isn’t exactly one that is new as I have seen others that are very similar myself. This one almost felt like it could be another Hallmark movie for the most part with just some extra spice with all the nice. The characters are likable with little sis Gabby sometimes stealing the show and that made me like Leo all the more for taking care of her. In the end this is definitely an author I’d come back to in the future.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Jenny Holiday is a USA Today-bestselling and RITA®-nominated author whose books have been featured in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio. She grew up in Minnesota and started writing at age nine when her fourth-grade teacher gave her a notebook to fill with stories. When she’s not working on her next book, she likes to hang out with her family, watch other people sing karaoke, and throw theme parties. A member of the House of Slytherin, Jenny lives in London, Ontario, Canada. Twitter: @jennyholi Instagram: @holymolyjennyholi Newsletter: jennyholiday.com/newsletter Facebook reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northernheat
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