Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Prince's Plan review

The Prince's Plan
By: E.M. Youman

Marnie Ducello is way past second chances. Most days she’s fighting to forget the past and stay sober—a combination she doesn’t always pull off. She’s done waiting for Prince Charming. So when a sexy stranger turns out to be an arrogant, cab-stealing jerk, Marnie isn’t surprised. If only her rash reaction to his rudeness hadn’t resulted in her arrest. . .

Singer Danny Roland is no prince. He has fame, fortune, and a not-so-hidden addiction. He’s running from memories of the lives he’s ruined. Keeping his personal demons under control and out of the tabloids is what Danny wants more than anything. After a simple drug deal goes very wrong, Danny decides to make karmic amends—by finding the woman he abandoned to the police. Marnie’s a recovering addict, too, so he offers her the deal of a lifetime: a job as his personal assistant and a safe space in his home to live in if she stays sober.

Marnie is soon swept up into Danny’s world of prying paparazzi and vengeful exes. She can’t help the burning attraction between them, but she can’t trust Danny—or herself. And when Danny’s brother begins to pursue her, Marnie and Danny must both come to terms with the painful secrets that haunt them. They’re both broken…but maybe together they can be unbreakable.

I received this early release book in exchange for an honest review.

I had a hard time getting into this book from the very beginning. I thought that maybe it would just take some time to sink into the story and that midway through the book I would be engrossed. Unfortunately that didn't happen for me. I found the characters to be unlikeable and their personalities and situations frustrating and unrealistic.

I felt lost quite a few times and had to go back and reread pages thinking that I had missed pages as the story jumped ahead quite quickly in places. There was one point where Danny was all of a sudden head over heels in love with Marnie, seemingly out of nowhere; as he has been treating her poorly and frequently sleeping with a lot of other women, in one case in front of Marnie. It didn't scream 'true love' to me.

When the part with the tiger happened I couldn't figure out where it even came from. Then I was just deeply disappointed, because, really, a tiger?? How silly is that? Out of all possible life or death situations the author chose to write about one that makes absolutely no sense and is beyond far fetched.

All in all I was really disappointed with this book. From reading the synopsis of the book I had been looking forward to reading it. I had thought the idea original and the story had the potential to be very emotional. For a crier, I did not cry a single time during the reading of this book. It shows how disengaged I was.

I did like that the author tackled the severity and seriousness of addiction. The main characters background stories were heartbreaking and their only redeeming factors. The fact that they continued to struggle with sobriety and relapsed more than once added a touch of realism that the book desperately needed. 

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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