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Sep 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Part-time Princess by Pamela DuMond



Title: Part-time Princess (Ladies in Waiting #1)
Author: Pamela DuMond
Publication Date: Spring 2014
Genre: Comedy, New Adult, Romance

Blurb:

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:
Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
Flirting.
Romance.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
Romance.
Castles.
Ladies-in-Waiting.
Parties!
Cocktails.
A puppy.
Gowns.
Intrigue.
Chocolate.
Champagne.
A Royal Wedding!
Comedy.
Sexiness.
More Romance.
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.

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.

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?

Part-time Princess is a modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.

Kayla's Thoughts:

I must start my review by mentioning that this book has the longest blurb I have ever encountered. This is of the reasons, or at least the main reason, I decided to read it. I don't know, I just found the list of things the book entails intriguing. I mean, it was comedic and slightly endearing and just warranted to give this book a chance. Boy am I glad I did.

Honestly, I don't have a clue where to start. The story matches its blurb perfectly. It's spastic, in a good way, random at times, and just downright funny. But more than that, the main character, Lucy, is so real. She's down on her luck and out of work when, after a seemingly unsuccessful part-time job interview with a gentleman named Phillip Phillips, suddenly a woman by the name of Elizabeth is telling she has got the job, much to Mr. Phillips' chagrin. Lucy is then thrust into a crash course of proper behavior and whisked off to a place called Fredonia.

Lucy will definitely earn every cent of her pay, because it seems impersonating Elizabeth will not be as easy a task as she originally thought. A surprise proposal, attempted murder, obnoxious but amazingly loyal bridesmaids, and royal wedding preparations are just the tip of the iceberg for what she must deal with. Not to mention the guilt of fooling people she soon begins to care about over the course of her stay and falling in love with a man she knows she cannot be with.

While there were grammatical errors in the book, ones I could not overlook, it mostly does not take away from the wonderfully romantic, funny, witty, and all-around beautiful story.

AND THE ENDING! Ugh, the ending had me smiling and laughing so hard I ended up with tears in my eyes.

Verdict:

Just read it. That's all I can say. Because it will touch your heart in ways you never thought possible. This book is proof that happy endings can be truly magical, especially when the song "Wild Thang" is playing in the background.

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Author's 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'.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book 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 and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon -- not that other actor guy) make her cry every time she watches them. (Like -- a thousand.)

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 lives in Venice, California, with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.

Links for Author:
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3 comments:

  1. Haha it is a long blurb! It makes it all the more intriguing for me though. I love how entertaining and funny this sounds, too! I love these kinds of books to change the pace after reading a bunch of darker, more series stories. Great review, Kayla!

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  2. Thanks for the read and review and featuring me on the blog, Kayla! I do appreciate it. xo

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