Original title: The Swedish Prince
Year published: 2018
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
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First sentence: “”That is the absolute last time I’m trying online dating” Sam says to me with an exaggerated sigh as she leans back in the couches we’ve taken over in the corner of the bar.”
Plot: I never believed in fairy-tales.
Never held out for Prince Charming.
Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.
Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my doorstep.
At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.
But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.
Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.
He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.
Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.
I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.
When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?
Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?
My thoughts: “My thoughts? My thoughts? Do I even have thoughts? Who the hell knows.
THIS BOOK BLEW MY MIND. So, basically I no longer have a mind which means I don’t have thoughts. Does that suffice in way of review? No? Dang it.”
I wrote the words above in my review of the last Karina Halle book I reviewed, Bad at love. Though I hate repeating myself I know that I do it a lot in my reviews, because usually I’m at a loss for words, and I was this time too. I feel the same as I did then, if not even more mindblown. Y’all may think that I’m biased, but really I’m not. And I’m always honest in my reviews whether I bought the book myself or it’s an ARC. All you are ever going to read on this blog is the truth, and sometimes maybe a bit too much of the truth.
So this book? I don’t even know what to say about this book because it was all kinds of amazing. It was funny, sexy, romantic, sad and maddening at the same time, which Karina’s books usually are in my opinion.
I loved the characters so much and I related to Maggie so much, but that is a story for another time. I loved Viktor and his sassy sexiness. I loved all of Maggie’s siblings and the relationship that she had with them, I wish I was that close with all of my siblings.
I loved that there was Swedish in this because to me that made it even more funny! I laughed so much when I read this book, there were so many funny phrases and misunderstandings and I almost peed myself laughing at times. But I also cried, like ugly cried. It was awful.
This book is a perfect mix of funny and sad and romantic and sexy as fuck. You need this book in your life!
The Swedish Prince is currently available at Amazon and is free in KU! Also check out Karina’s other books!