Waiting For Prince Harry by Aven Ellis
Publication date: April 2nd 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use—when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer…Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry—Kylie’s ideal man. A hot, fun ginger boy would be worth breaking all the rules for, of course. And Kylie is sure Harry just needs the right, centering woman to settle him down. But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.
Or does it?
Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy—yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry—all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present? And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it…
Book Review ~ ‘Waiting for Prince Harry’ by Aven Ellis ~ 5 Stars!
I honestly feel so thankful that I was given the opportunity to be on this blog tour. Being the Brit and Prince Harry lover that I am, I was excited to read this, but I was just blown away when I started reading by how much I loved and connected to this story. Even now writing this review I keep thinking ‘When will I have time to re-read this book again’. That is how much I loved it.
Kylie is just the kind of main character I have been looking for in my recent contemporary romance reads, kind-hearted, cautious, and flawed in a way that many young girls will identify with. I loved that she was a rule-follower and had her whole life planned out in front of her. I identified with this so much because of how society was with me only a few years ago when my whole life had to be planned before I started applying for University. I admired Kylie for not being ashamed of who she was and the future she had planned for herself, and it was great to see how she gently eased herself into becoming a stronger and more confident individual, less afraid of taking the steps of her future and making them real in the present.
Harrison was a wonderful creation of a character. Everything about him had me swooning, and similarly to Kylie, I loved how they made each other better people who were more confident about taking steps to secure a different future to the ones they’d planned. There was a brilliant camaraderie between the two and I loved their transition from friends to lovers, as they complimented each other so well in all aspects of their relationship. Harrison’s kindness and devotion to Kylie had me swooning, and how this unleashed a more confident and flirty Kylie was brilliant to read.
This book didn’t need unnecessary drama to come between the main characters, it showed that all it needed was some realistic character and relationship development, where trust is given cautiously, and old habits have to be fought past to get to a happy ending. I loved how character driven this story was, and I adored how Kylie and Harrison both developed throughout the novel, becoming the best people they can be, not in the hope for love, but because of the love and strength they gave each other to make them want the best for themselves. I adored all the light-hearted moments in this book too. Their meeting was brilliantly written and had me hooked through their flirty exchange and sincerity with each other, and I laughed so much at all the references to Prince Harry. I mean come on? Who wouldn’t want their own Prince Harry?
For anyone who loves meaningful yet fun contemporary romances with realistic characters who drive a brilliant storyline then this is the book for you!
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.
But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.
Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.
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