Prince in Disguise

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 19 Dec 2017

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When I want to read something that is fun, I know I cannot go wrong with a book by Stephanie Kate Strohm. Once again, Strohm delivered a charming and witty rom-com, which left me in a sunshine day mood. •Pro: Strohm is the queen of banter. The dialog was witty and filled with the perfect pop culture references. I swear, there were moments I felt as though I was in an episode of Gilmore Girls (which is my gold standard for whip smart verbal exchanges). •Pro: This book is filled with some really awesome and quirky characters. I absolutely could not wait to see what they would do next. •Pro: Dylan was so fabulous! She had just the right amount of snark and heart to make you adore...

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Grade: C An e-galley was provided by Disney-Hyperion via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I haven't really enjoyed Stephanie Kate Strohm's past books, but this one's premise was too good to pass up. It was a good guilty pleasure read, but it wasn't one of my favorite books. I appreciated the character growth for Dusty and the girls' mom, but Dylan really doesn't change at all. She doesn't gain new perspective on her father (not that she should), nor does she still thinks reality TV is ridiculous (it kind of is). Her best friend, Heaven, is surface-level, her relationship with Dusty was cliche, and her relationship with Jamie was predictable...

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Dylan is tired of being forced into situations unsuited by her big sister's fame, but now the situation has climaxed because her sister is attending a reality show called Prince in Disguise and found that she has been able to snatch the heart of the noble Ronan and they will all go to the UK for the wedding of the year under the watchful eye of millions of fans. Dylan has no choice but to go and it's in that hour when it appears the sweet knight in shining armor Jamie, one of Ronan's groomsmen who takes her to his destination. The book tells the story of Dylan in the chaos of wedding preparations with an unbearable mother-in-law, cameras everywhere, new friends and many adventures in the...

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Dylan finds herself swept off the Scotland for her sister's destination wedding. Her sister Dusty won Scottish laird Ronan's hand on the Prince in Disguise, a reality show, and now they will be filming all that leads up to the wedding. Nothing could make camera-shy Dylan less happy. Of course being left at the train station by the best man and rescued by cute Jamie gives her adventure quite a start. Dylan and Jamie become good friends as they both try to avoid the cameras. Dylan was a great character. She loves her sister and mother as much as she hates being part of a reality TV show. She really doesn't want her budding romance with Jamie to become a plot thread on the program but she...

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While this book was definitely cheesy, it was so cute and fun! A great Christmasy romance for this time of year :) Longer review to come on my blog.
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Full disclosure: I’m already a big fan of author Stephanie Kate Strohm, so when the publishers and NetGalley (thank you both!) provided a review copy in exchange for my honest feedback, I already knew I was in for a treat. Prince in Disguise is a joy to read. From the moment we meet Dylan (powering through a saltine-eating challenge while her best friend “coaches” her Lombardi-style), I already knew she was my kinda girl. Dylan is goofy and awkward, sure – but also self-possessed, smart, funny, and not at all self-pitying about growing up in the shadow of a stunning sister, who, through the magic of reality television, has fallen in love with a Scottish Laird and is dragging the whole...

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*Thanks so much to the publisher for sending me an e-ARC via Netgalley!!* Okay, this book was adorable and fun AND HAD THE BEST DISNEY REFERENCES. I was dying with each witty Disney reference/comment that was made, and Strohm definitely has confirmed that she is a master of adorable, cheesey goodness - my favorite contemporary kind of novel. This story did drag in a few parts, and I started to get really bored - however it was cute for the most part. The best part of this story was the comedy and wit. I read Strohm's previous novel, It's Not Me, It's You, and I actually laughed out loud quite a bit in this one - it was the same case for this one. She just has a wit to her that seems...

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I think the nBook has a cute premise. Unfortunately I had a hard time enjoying this book.
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An Adorable Holiday Slump-buster! ISBN: 9781484768174 Life is real enough for Dylan—especially as the ordinary younger sister of Dusty, former Miss Mississippi and the most perfect, popular girl in Tupelo. But when Dusty wins the hand of the handsome Scottish laird-to-be Ronan on the TRC television network’s crown jewel, Prince in Disguise, Dylan has to face a different kind of reality: reality TV. As the camera crew whisks them off to Scotland to film the lead-up to the wedding, camera-shy Dylan is front and center as Dusty’s maid of honor. The producers are full of surprises—including old family secrets, long-lost relatives, and a hostile future mother-in-law who thinks...

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This was delightful. It was exactly what I needed when I needed it. I was wanting extremely charming pure fluff and that's 100% what this book is, it's beautiful. I laughed out loud multiple times and I was just so happy during the entire read. I really liked the individual characters and all of their interactions - (just about) everyone is more than their stereotype and I really liked the many layers of each character and their many relationships. idk, this was just a delight. I read it from start to finish with only a break to watch an episode of Brooklyn 99, I didn't wanna put it down and I didn't really want it to end. I would definitely recommend it for fans of Kasie West and anyone...

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I didn't think I'd like this book so much, but I ended up loving it. It was a bit predictable, but still very cute. It was a really quick read. Great to read around the holidays. I'll definitely be recommending it to some of my teens. It's already all set to go on my December New Book list and Board. It will probably make it on to my winter reads list as well.
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Let's get this out the of way first: OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK IS ADORABLE AND I JUST WANT TO SMOOSH DYLAN AND JAIME'S FACES. Right then, moving on. Down to the serious stuff, sort of. What I couldn't get over was just how genuine the characters were. They seemed like real people who end up in situations no one could ever anticipate. The sheer amount of awkwardness radiating from them all was wonderful. Even Dusty the beauty queen had a nice edge with a side of awkwardness. SPOILER ALERT. I really enjoyed how Storhm dealt with the long lost father situation. We got to see three very different relationships with a rather sleazy character: Dusty, Dylan, and their mother. It was nice to not...

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Prince in Disguise centers around tomboy Dylan who is whisked away to Scotland to attend her beautiful older sister's wedding which is being televised on reality tv. This is a hard review for me to write because I'm not sure how I feel about the book. On one hand, the book is funny and charming. There are loads of crazy characters and heartwarming moments. I loved the setting (a castle in Scotland!) and while the plot plays out expectantly, there's enough fun dialog and teen romance (and some angst) to keep me interested. I think fans who love real life fairy tale romances, reality tv with a lot of drama and some crazy over the top characters will really love this book. But on the...

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Prince in Disguise is the story of Dylan, a typical and ordinary teenage girl stuck dealing with some unordinary circumstances. Her sister Dusty, former Miss Mississippi winner has won the heart of Ronan, a Scottish lord, on the reality TV show Prince in Disguise. Because of Dusty, Dylan, and the rest of her family, are carted off to Scotland to film Dusty and Ronan's wedding and the events that lead up to it. However, while over in Scotland, Dylan meets Thomas, one of Ronan's groomsman. He is Dylan's reprieve while in Scotland; someone to distract her from the wedding, the cameras, and the reality show dilemmas all while having a good time. But, will Dylan's budding relationship with...

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Hoo boy. For a good three quarters of this book I was dead-set on giving it a one star rating and never looking at it again. But that last 1/4 brought some redeeming qualities. Prince in Disguise oddly read like a cross between Austenland and The Selection, but in a younger YA kind of way. It was... cute, I guess, and I rather enjoyed all the Disney and musical references, but there were also two main problems for me: I did not like the main character and there was a lot of girl hate going on. First, the main character, Dylan. I hate using the word unlikable to describe female characters because I feel like the word unlikable is used as a crutch by a lot of reviewers to describe...

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This book was a very enjoyable light read. The characters could be shallow at times and the plot was somewhat predictable. However, the overall charm of the book made up for these faults. This is definitely a feel good story, and I found myself wanting more closure at the end. I felt like the story ended somewhat abruptly, and I wish it had explored the characters lives a little more once the plot was resolved.
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Written by Stephanie Kate Strohm, this novel follows Dylan, the sister to a reality TV star and Miss Mississippi. Who is getting, very publicly, married to a Scottish Lord. And of course there is a young gentleman for Dylan as well. This was a sweet story that was a pleasure to read. The characters were odd and mostly shallow, so this isn’t the next great novel, but it was so enjoyable. Very pleasant to read a light-hearted story. A love story appropriate for all ages, I would happily give this to a younger cousin and tell them to look for someone like Jamie, Dylan’s love interest. He is odd, and sweet, and not a jerk. So, those are my short thoughts and who would like this – an all...

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Prince in Disguise is a light romance that takes place in a romantic location: Scotland. Simple Dylan has always grown up hearing "You're Dusty's Sister?" and just once, Dylan wants to be separated from her beauty pageant sister, Dusty. When Dusty announces that the reality show that introduced her to her husband is going to film the entire wedding for a new show, Dylan wonders if she can dodge the cameras, even if she is the maid of honor. When Dylan meets Jamie, a groomsman with a knack for pulling literary references out of thin air, she starts to think that maybe the camera's aren't that big of a deal. With some unexpected twists, the story has just enough to not feel too cliche, but...

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Dylan is the younger, gawkier sister of the beautiful Dusty, a former Miss Missouri. Dusty competes in a reality show and wins the heart of Ronan, a titled Scottish man. Dylan is not thrilled with living her life in the camera’s eye. The wedding of Dusty and Ronan is another season of the show and they are all in Scottland where Dylan meets Jamie, one of Ronan’s good friends who will stand up for him. This is just the cutest story about how Dylan ends up with Jamie, who turns out to be an actual prince and how they will all live happily ever after.
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This book was a cute and quick read. The introverted and extremely private Dylan has the misfortune of having an extremely famous and extroverted sister who has ended up winning the heart of her "prince" on a reality dating show. Now her family and she are stuck in front of the camera at the lead up to her sister's wedding in a Scottish castle. But her meeting with her soon to be brother-in-law's friends/groomsman is not as uneventful as she wishes. Fortunately, Jamie, a friend of the groom, is all to willing to be Dylan's partner-in-crime in escaping the wedding madness and the cameras. The relationship between Dylan and Jamie is sweet but predictable. I easily saw the 'shocking twist'...

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