Romance readers who appreciate more psychological depth and social commentary than most typical love stories will find much different - and much to like - in The Prince's Plan."
~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Singer Danny is a typical musician: an addict who has been with many women, ruined many lives through his self-centered inattention, and who is trying to redeem his soiled past by locating and making amends to a particular young woman whom he'd once abandoned. Marnie's a lot like him - a recovering addict - only she's looking for love and waiting for her life to begin. Neither suspected a new focus would be introduced by the other - but, it happens. When Marnie accepts a job with Danny, working as his personal assistant, a kettle of fish evolves as her job embraces exes, controversy, and publicity. Add the attentions of an unwelcome suitor to an already-complicated situation for a story line that is exquisitely fraught with tension. The fact that both characters are flawed in similar ways, and that they come together against a backdrop of unusual circumstances, creates a tale that is inviting and intriguing. There are no pat solutions or approaches to their relationship as Danny struggles with addiction, enabling behavior patterns, and forging a different kind of relationship with Marnie: "He resisted the urge to pat her head and tell her everything would be okay. Sympathy would kill her. How many times had his family hugged him and given him another chance, which he had abused by using behind their backs? She didn't need him to be nice. "Do you even want to change your life around?" Many such moments of insight are presented throughout The Prince's Plan, solidifying its plot and the human strengths and weaknesses of two characters who must find their own individual revised paths in life before coming together as a couple. Readers who look for love stories firmly centered in realistic scenarios and protagonists who are not only imperfect, but broken, will find The Prince's Plan weaves a solid tale spiced by family drama, permeated with mood swings, and complicated by patterns of the past and an effort to build a different future: "All she ever wanted since Paul turned her life upside down through alcohol and drugs, was to go somewhere where no one knew her as a whore or a victim." Romance readers who appreciate more psychological depth and social commentary than most typical love stories hold will find much different - and much to like - in The Prince's Plan. D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review