Book Review: The Secret Prince by Justine Lewis

The Secret Prince by Justine LewisTitle: The Secret Prince
Author: Justine Lewis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: personal shelf
Published: November 4, 2014 by Penguin Australia

Prince Alexander Davros is on the run. From the press, from his bodyguards, and from a secret that threatens his position as heir to his country's throne ...

Journalist Maddie Lawson is determined to prove herself capable of covering hard news. She's fuming when her boss tells her to investigate reports of a European prince holidaying undercover in Sydney. As far as Maddie is concerned, Alexander Davros is a freeloading playboy.

When their accidental meeting results in a media frenzy, Alex is convinced Maddie's just been using him for a story. And Maddie can't believe the cute surfer she kissed was actually royalty. With her professional reputation in tatters, Maddie has no choice but to accept the royal family's offer to travel to Europe to write a profile on the Prince.

While furious that his father has arranged for Maddie to visit, Alex is forced to keep her close or risk having her uncover his secret. And as they spend more time together, the attraction between them grows. But if Maddie discovers the truth, she'll have to choose between the career she's worked so hard for and the man she's just getting to know ...

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I love royalty/commoner tropes, and the fact that Maddie didn’t know Alex is a prince is even better. It reminded me of the movie ‘The Prince and Me’, which I loved. Sadly, I didn’t feel the same way with The Secret Prince. I was going to DNF at 70% because it was taking too long for something to happen between them (other than a couple of kisses). At that point, they're still trying to convince themselves that a relationship wouldn't work. There was too much thinking and over-analyzing. Even when they finally exchanges I love you’s, I wasn’t feeling it.

Brianna’s Rating:
2 Frogs

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