Erryn reviews ‘How to Catch a Prince (Chester Falls Book 1)’ by Ana Ashley. The ebook was published December 20, 2019 and was 201 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Nick Hudson, released February 29, 2020, and is 6 hrs and 3 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m always game to try a new author.
When you’re faking a relationship, the last thing you should do is fall in love…especially with a prince.
Charlie is back in his hometown of Chester Falls for his sister’s wedding. What he needs is a date to keep him away from the wandering hands of his ex.
Prince Kristof of Lydovia, or simply Kris, needs an escape from the latest press scandal. Hiding away in an American small town doesn’t mean he can’t pretend to not be royal or be someone’s boyfriend. Especially when that someone keeps falling all over him, literally.
Intense chemistry. A family wedding. Too many secrets.
When their fake relationship starts to feel very real, and the press closes in, how will Kris and Charlie handle the fallout? And when the truth comes out, will Charlie catch his prince, or will he let him go?
Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends, lots of feels, and a happily ever after.
This is book one in the Chester Falls series. How to Catch a Prince is a sweet and steamy MM romance novel with no cliff-hanger and a guaranteed HEA.
I’m always up for trying a new author and this book sounded like fun. Prince Kristof of Lydovia has been accused of being in a compromising position and his sister, the queen-in-waiting, has exiled him to America until the whole sordid affair has blown over. He heads to see a friend, but his location is soon discovered and he’s shuttled to the small town of Chester Falls where he holes up in an apartment, hoping no one will recognize him.
Charlie has come home to Chester Falls for his beloved sister’s wedding. His ex is hanging around and making noises about them getting back together. The problem for Charlie is two-fold. One, the ex is still in the closet and Charlie’s not willing to live there anymore, and two, Charlie’s no longer interested. He wants to move on with his life.
When he encounters a stranger in the corridor of the apartment building where he’s staying, he’s intrigued. The man is attractive, to be sure. And there is something in his gentle nature that calls to Charlie. Oh, and the guy has a great sense of humor and of adventure. Perhaps too much on occasion. (can we say rock climbing?)
Charlie opens up to Kristof about his dilemma with his ex and Kristof offers a solution – to be Charlie’s fake boyfriend. I always enjoy this trope when it’s done well and it was well-executed this time. All kinds of hijinks result, of course, but all works out in the end. I’m very interested to see future books. I see Charlie’s brother and Kristof’s friend as a potential future couple. Hello, tension anyone?
Nick Hudson is a new narrator to me and I thought he did a good job. Kristof had an accent and Nick was able to maintain it pretty consistently. Overall I enjoyed the book and will be eagerly awaiting the next one.
9/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Avid reader: give me two (or more) guys, plenty of chemistry, some issues to work through and a HEA, and I’m sold!
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