- File Size: 574 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Publisher: Clean Reads (August 31, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 31, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014QPPQTE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,218,118 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Royal Pain Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The writing was good, pulling me into the story right away. I found some of the character motivations to be slightly unrealistic or over-dramatized and cliche.
I liked both of the main characters. It was a typical "there is no way these two should fall for each other" circumstance, where they felt immediate attraction. I was glad to see them deepen their feelings by having shared interests (namely, the horses).
This "prince falls for commoner" story line has been done many times. I thought having the prince meet someone at a drug rehab center (basically) was an interesting twist to this commonly-used trope. The fact that it was an unusual set-up, at a ranch, piqued and held my interest.
To me, the plot was fairly predictable and the characters weren't always true to who the reader was led to beleive they were. I thought the prince turned himself around rather quickly and easily, which subtracted from my enjoyment of the story. Also, the ex-boyfriend dangers seemed almost to be an added element and since it was so predictable (although his sudden behavior change was rather scary), it subtracted from my enjoyment. I would rather have seen the conflict center on the different backgrounds creating insurmountable odds. In fact, this wasn't given its due consideration.
I won this book in a contest. I'm not sorry I read it, but it isn't the sort of romance I would normally pick up and read. This could have swayed my review to the low end of the scale.
Royal Pain was a great story. It was sweet romantic, with a little twist of suspense that really did the trick. Danielle Doolittle managed to create a world that it can be real; starting from the characters to how the lived they’re lives. I was afraid I was going to read another romance story with the main character a crying girl, who all she can do is day-dream. The author created instead a strong girl, independent, with a mind of her own and a strength that will prove nothing can stand in her way.
Prince Henry Xavier Bartholomew Reginald Fitzgerald it’s a spoiled boy of 25 years-old, and he thinks he is the king of the world and everybody has to do what he says. He is royal indeed, but for the last couple of month his family practically renegaded him because all he does is drink and party. His brother Alexei might have a doing with all this situations. He starts partying again, only this it’s worst. He wakes up in jail, in Iowa- Sweetwater and he doesn’t remember anything. This is time Henry really managed to screw things up, getting caught up driving a red Porsche over one hundred miles per hour, and assaulting a police officer. All Henry can remember is he was drinking, but not so much because he had to pick up Alexei from the airport in Chicago, where he lived…Strange, but what can he do right now?!
After the trial, the judge decided Henry has to stay thirty days in detox at Mount Mercy Rehabilitation and six months at Sweetwater Creek Ranch to get sober. If he doesn’t do all these things he will lose his immunity and go to jail. Even his family decided this is the best thing for him.
Carleigh Philips is a beautiful you woman, with dark red hair, bright green eyes and the post perfect tan. She lives at Sweetwater Creek Ranch with her dad Dr. Graham Philips who is a Psychiatrist for those who come there for treatment. She loves the ranch and the horses. The whole family used to leave down there, taking care of horses and animals, but ever since they passed away, her dad turned it into some kind of therapy house. She is a strong independent woman and she believes she can take care by herself of the ranch.
The day Henry arrives at Sweetwater Creek Ranch she sees Carleigh. The day these two met, the trouble begin and the romance as well. At first, they couldn’t stand each other, that something else was happening, maybe feelings were starting to develop. The problem is Carleigh’s ex-boyfriend Ryan doesn’t know when to quit. Ever since she left him because he was cheating, Ryan won’t leave her alone, he doesn’t like losing to the ladies. Henry likes her, but he is afraid because Carleigh is a girl he won’t possibly stand the chance to leave behind like how he did with the others. Will Henry and Carleigh make it and have a great relationship? Is he going to put aside all his fears?
Give this story a chance and it won’t regret it. It’s funny, romantic and sweet and it’s impossible not to love it. Danielle Doolittle really wrote a wonderful book. I highly recommend this book!
First off, the characters. Wow! I love Carleigh's personality!! Fiery red-head for sure, but in the best kind of way. She's been through difficult experiences and situations, as any good main character has. Henry has as well, and the things in his past were a total shock to me. At first, I didn't like his character at all. However, as we got to know him more, he grew on me, just as he did on Carleigh. I also really loved Graham's character. He's the best kind of dad- strong, supportive, protective, but truly wants his daughter to find love and happiness. He cares about people, and can see past Henry's mistakes to give him a chance at finding a new life.
The overall plot was wonderfully unique. There were several surprises and twists that I didn't see coming, especially in the last quarter of the book. Through part of it, I was completely wide-eyed, biting my nails, almost afraid of what would happen! I'm a sucker for a good prince/princess story, so this book has left me very happy.
Mrs. Doolittle is a very good writer, and I enjoy her style. She portrayed the larger-than-life personalities of both Henry and Carleigh very well, and made them both come to life. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and look forward to reading more from her in the future. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes good romantic comedies.
*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author's publisher (Entranced Publishing), to read in exchange for an honest review.
@Desert Rose Reviews
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