Part-Time Princess (Review & Giveaway!)

Part-Time Princess (Review & Giveaway!)

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Title: Part-Time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting #1)
Author:  Pamela DuMond
Publisher:  Self-published
Published Date:  28th July 2014

Rating: 4.5 Stars

*Thank you to the author for the review copy*

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

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

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:
Romance.
Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
Flirting.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
Castles.
Ladies-in-Waiting.
Parties!
Cocktails.
A puppy.
Gowns.
Intrigue.
A Killer.
Chocolate.
Champagne.
A Royal Wedding!
Comedy.
Sexiness.
And—a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)

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.

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.

Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What’s an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth
insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts
Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but
continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny
glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.

The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners
Ladies-in-Waiting.

When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never
returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her
deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit
without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and
oblivion?

A modern day, sexy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few
tears and an empowering ending.

Review: If I
had to compare this book to one other, it would definitely be the Princess
Diaries by Meg Cabot… but then again, I like this book more than those!

At first I found it hard to get into the style of
writing. The book was written very much through the voice of the main
character, called Lucy. And well, she seemed at first to have a childish way of
thinking, but it was not so much childish as outgoing. She also had a right to
be astounded by all the things happening to her because she was going to a new
country and taking on a pretty difficult job if you ask me. Either way, within
ten percent of the book I was used to the writing style and loving Lucy’s character,
and that was basically the only thing I could find wrong with this book.

The characters were very well done. I loved Lucy who
seemed like someone who was just trying to make everyone happy, and would do
anything for her friends. She was pretending to be a princess in replacement of
someone else, but she couldn’t help loving the life and the people she got to
know through it. She cared for the people there, her family and friends back
home, and still was someone who often saw the happy side to life. I really
liked who she was. I also really liked the character Phillip, who was basically
her support throughout the whole novel, along with her ladies-in-waiting.

The two love interests, Nick and Christoph, do make the
novel include a love triangle. This love triangle didn’t bother me because it
seemed like something that made sense. Lucy was supposed to be keeping the
interest of one guy as her job qualifications demanded, but she can’t help but
personally be attracted to someone else. It wasn’t so much a pitiful girl
throwing herself between two men, but more so the choice of job over happiness.
I liked that.

This was ultimately a fun book. It was a joy and a breeze
to read – I managed it in one day alone because it had me smiling at parts and
I fell in love with the characters. Even though it’s a nice, light read there
was still a significant plot twist which always left me wondering what choices
Lucy was going to make, and how it would affect what was happening around her.
In my opinion this is something you should definitely read.

I can’t wait for the sequel, and I wonder what it will
bring!
 

Author Bio: Pamela
DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it
would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’. 

Her romantic YA time travel novel, The Messenger
(Mortal Beloved, Book 1), was recently optioned for film and TV.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, YA, and
New Adult romance including romantic comedy! (Comedy and Romance are kind of
her thing…)

Her novel The Story of You and Me was a
Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance. Cupcakes,
Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice, Reign,
and Outlander! The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon
— not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them.

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a
chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out,
movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She likes her coffee strong, her
cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good
giggle. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

Sign up for Pam’s newsletter for info on
upcoming books and special events on her website at www.pameladumond.com.

Giveaway: Open internationally! Enter to win either a paperback copy of Part-Time Princess, one of two ebook copies, an ebook copy of The Story of You and Me (also by Pamela) or an ebook copy of The Messenger (also by Pamela!)

Olivia’s Question: If you were a princess, what would be
the first thing you would do?
Olivia-Savannah x



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