Release Date | October 13, 2020
Published by Avon
Genres | Contemporary Romance
Tropes | Royal Romance
Format | ARC, eBook, Audiobook
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon | Audiobook | Indie Bookstore
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.
I’ve been striking out hard with holiday reads, they’re not books I gravitate towards, but every year I want to give them a chance. And this was going to be the year that I called it quits on holiday reads.
However, A Princess for Christmas won me over completely and it wasn’t like some other holiday reads I’ve read before. I’ll be honest, I judged this book hard by its cover, which we all know we shouldn’t do. But I always get a bit skeptical with illustrated covers. As far as holiday reads go, this is definitely the steamiest and that is completely OK with me. I love steam 🙂
So I did a combo of listening to the audiobook and reading the ebook. I loved that Leo was such a grumpy hero, but I was completely intrigued by him. Even with his grumpy demeanor, he always gave into Marie’s charm, and that was downright adorable.
Marie was very much a royal princess type of character that I imagined her to be. But there was nothing to dislike about her.
These two had an instant connection and I just couldn’t wait to see what would come of it despite all the hurdles they’d face.
Definitely my favorite holiday read of the season and can’t wait for more!
Narrator: This was my first time listening to Charlotte North and I truly enjoyed her narrating. Audiobooks have been a huge lifesaver for me, this year, they bring a different type of reading experience that I truly like.