Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Book Review ~ To Love A Prince by Rachel Hauck


Title:  To Love A Prince by Rachel Hauck
Series:  True Blue Royal #1
Pages:  352
Date Published:  August 11, 2020
Publisher:  Hauck House


Daffodil Caron is not a princess, even though she once dreamed of being one. After all, she grew up as a playmate to royal princes, running through the halls of Perrigwynn Palace and dining with the queen. But the day she stumbled upon a royal secret, everything changed.

Flash forward eighteen years, and Daffy’s living a sweet, non-royal life. A skilled art curator for the Royal Trust, she has friends, a flat in the heart of the city, and a handsome, successful fiancée. The last person on her mind is Gus, a prince she once called her best mate.

HRH Prince Augustus is no longer “Prince Pudgy,” as caricaturized by the press, he’s charming and gorgeous, possessing a world-famous smile. But when he’s jilted at the altar by an American heiress as millions of people around the world watched, the spare heir to Lauchtenland’s ancient House of Blue escapes, finding solace on a Florida beach.

A year as a regular bloke allows him to rethink his purpose. He’s half decided his calling is to pour pints at a tiki bar, rather than serving his country and the Family.

Until an accident on the beach with a Frisbee changes his course.

Despite his long hair and beard, Daffy recognizes her prince, and their childhood friendship is renewed. She assures Gus Lauchtenland needs him, giving him the courage to return home.

When Daffy and Gus find themselves on assignment to Hadsby Castle in preparation for his brother’s wedding, their friendship blooms into affection.

But Gus cannot, will not, trust his heart again. Daffy’s engaged. And she also remains a royal family outcast because she knows the Queen’s secret.

When affection grows into love and secrets are exposed, trust is destroyed. Gus must choose which is stronger: the lies of his past or the hope of his future. And Daffy must face every fear to prove she will forever love a prince.
My Thoughts:
I'm not really sure where I want to start with this review.  I guess, I'll start by mentioning that this book is "almost" a sequel to "The Fifth Avenue Story Society" which I loved.  It tells the story of Prince Gus, the man Coral left standing at the alter.

I enjoyed the storyline of this novel but for some reason it fell a little flat in the middle.  Daffy and Gus had already professed their love for one another and I just wondered where else the story could possibly go.

From there it became more about the House of Blue than Daffy and Gus.  Secrets where told and conflict did arise but not quite enough for me.  Maybe I was just in the mood for more suspense.

Emmanuel and Adelaide were fun characters in the story as well as Ernst with his abbreviated English.  

I'm glad I read this story but I'm not sure if I'll continue with the series.

I downloaded this book from Kindle Unlimited.

Onto the next book!


  1. Oh no, I hate to hear that it fell flat in the middle. This is one I plan on reading. Have a great weekend!

    1. I was still a good read. Might have just been my mood :)


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