Part-time Princess by Pamela DuMond | Review

I received this book free from the publisher, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
Description from Goodreads:

Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she’s an imposter…

Hold tight to your tiara, grab your sceptre and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young,  American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.

Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?

In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.

The goal?

To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.

But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy – Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.

I have a bit of a thing for modern day fairytales, when girl meets prince. The little Disney obsessed girl in me fangirls and falls in love every time. Part-time Princess was no exception. 
Lucy is a really fun and likeable character, and I enjoyed reading about her. Although the story line was a little far-fetched I still think that it seemed realistic as Lucy was very down to earth. Lucy’s narrative is full of wit and humour, making me laugh out loud on more than a few occasions. 
I’ve read quite a few modern-day fairytales, and Part-time Princess is definitely up there as one of my favourites. I stayed up all night just so I could finish reading it and find out who Lucy would end up with. Because there was not one, but two princes. How is a girl supposed to cope with that? I commend you for keeping your cool Lucy.
As with any romance book I had a ship, Lucy and Nick all the way. Christopher did absolutely nothing for me, it’s all about the bad-boy, leather jacket wearing, motorbike driving, black haired Nick. How could you refuse a bad-boy? And not just any bad-boy, a prince! A lovely one at that too. 
One of the only negative things I have to say about Part-time Princess, and the reason it didn’t get the fifth star, is that I wanted more Nick and Lucy action. I really enjoyed what was there, I just wanted more. Whether that be middle or end, I’m not too fussed, it would just be nice to see more interaction between the two of them.
Despite that teeny tiny negative, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Part-time Princess. I’ll definitely be reading more of Pamela DuMond’s work, and the rest of the Ladies In Waiting Series! Have you read Part-time Princess? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
‘Part-time Princess’ by Pamela DuMond
4 Stars

Taking Names by Michelle Onuorah | Review

I received this book free from the author, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
Release Date – 7th November 2014
Description from Goodreads:
They took her love … and gained her enmity.

Nicolette Talloway has finally ground happiness. As the only person in the world whose blood can cure any disease, she has managed to give her blood on her own terms without any interference from the government. Sure that she has found a permanent solution, she and the love of her life, Jason, settle into a new beginning together.

That is … until they are found.

There is a new President in charge and a new agenda written for Nicolette’s blood — whether she wants to play ball or not. The problem is: they’ve pushed her too far. And when she finally decides to take matters into her own hands, Nicolette will no longer be running from authorities and giving her blood but will stand her ground and start Taking Names.

Oh WOW. I absolutely LOVED Type N, it’s such an original idea, that one girl’s blood is the cure to all known disease, and I had no idea there was going to be a sequel. But I’m very happy that there is. Taking Names definitely did not disappoint.
Taking Names follows Nicolette’s journey as she runs from the special agents that are after her and her blood. The novel starts in Sri Lanka, one year after the end of Type N, as Nicolette and Jason are getting married. They are such a cute couple and I was so glad that they ended up getting together at the end of the first book. Of course the President decides that he has to ruin their idyllic lives, and sends two CIA agents after them. And then, BOOM. Nicolette’s life is turned upside down.
In Taking Names we get narrative from both Nicolette and special agent Noelle Jackson, this gives us insight into what is happening in team America. The addition of Noelle’s narrative was a brilliant idea, it added greater depth to the story, and also I began to really care for Noelle. I now want to know more about what happens to both Nicolette and Noelle.
Taking Names was a great sequel to Type N, the story developed beautifully and we were allowed a view into what’s happening in the American government. Throughout the novel the story flowed, sometimes dual narratives can feel jumpy, however this was not the case for Michelle Onuorah. The entire thing felt very natural and created very vivid imagery. 
Sure, Taking Names could be longer, but now I can’t wait for the next instalment in the trilogy so I get find out what finally happens to Nicolette.
I think that the feels in this book deserve a special mention. Seriously wow, the end had me in tears! And can I just say, the ending! I won’t say anymore because I really don’t want to spoil it! What I will say is that I highly recommend you read Taking Names, and if you haven’t already, Type N!
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‘Taking Names’ by Michelle N. Onuorah
5 Stars