Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: How to Catch a Prince

How to Catch a Prince
How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Corina Del Ray is an American heiress whose family has fallen apart after the death of her twin brother in Afghanistan. Unbeknownst to anyone but her, her secret marriage to Prince Stephen of the Brighton Kingdom also fell apart due to her brother's death. Now, 5 years later, Prince Stephen learns that the marriage was never annulled. Because he is still suffering from the effects of the war that killed his friend and his wife's brother, he seeks out Corina to get the papers signed to finalize the annulment. The survivor's guilt he feels that caused him to break up with her in the first place still plagues him and he assumes Corina has moved on. When Corina finds out that she is still married to the man she will always love she decides to fight for him and their marriage.

This book definitely has some deeper subject matters and is not as lighthearted as the first two. The author did a good job of addressing things like PTSD, the loss of a loved one, survivor's guilt and questioning God. Stephan and Corina both have to learn to let go of the past in order to learn to love again. I loved the chemistry between them and the story of their whirlwind courtship and marriage. But there were also parts of the story that seemed to be choppy and didn't flow well for me.

(MAY BE A SPOILER) I also didn't care for the whole mystery building thing. I don't mind having angelic beings helping someone (in fact I loved the two in this book) but to have Corina staying in a building that's not even there was a little over the top in my opinion. (END SPOILER)

*Thanks to Zondervan and NetGalley for providing me with a free e-book copy in exchange for my honest opinion & review.*

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