Book Review: In Search of a Prince
I interrupt my reviews of suspense and romantic suspense to bring you a romance novel. I rarely read straight romance, mostly because I find them predictable. The girl gets the guy in the end. No plot twist that keeps you guessing. No heart in your throat moment. No racing pulse.
And sometimes that's just fine. My anxiety levels over the last few weeks needed a little less racing pulse and a little more sweet predictability mixed with excellent writing.
My review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Cons: I can't find any unless, as previously stated, the predictability isn't what you're looking for.
Pros: Toni Shiloh creates a beautiful character in Bri. She has a heart of gold without coming off as too much or unrelatable. Although, let's be honest, can any of us really relate to a woman who has to decide whether or not to step into the role of queen of an African country? We all have, however, had to make hard decisions that will forever alter the path of our lives. Decisions that require us to make sacrifices. Bri struggles with who she once was and who she must become. Toni grows Bri into her role until we cannot imagine her as anything but a queen, if only the council will allow her to fully step into the role.
My review: Think Princess Diaries meets The Bachelorette set in Africa. Brielle Adebayo, a middle school teacher, discovers her father, who died before she was born, was actually an African prince. His father, king of Ọlọrọ Ilé, is dying from lung cancer with Brielle the only heir to the throne. Brielle flies to the island off the coast of Africa to meet her grandfather and learn about the country she's being asked to lead.
She agrees to stay for one month to decide whether or not she wants to assume the throne or abdicate. She soon falls in love with the country and its people, but not everyone is happy to see Bri become Queen Brielle Adebayo, the first female monarch in the country's history.
Brielle soon discovers that giving up her U.S citizenship may not be the biggest sacrifice she'll make for her new country. Can she prioritize the country's needs and find love at the same time?
Okay, so maybe the book has a little mystery. 😜
If you're looking for a sweet read that will leave you feeling warm and mushy, give this one a go.