Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Review ~ "Royal Date" by Sariah Wilson

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the Author to Review
Genre: Contemporary Fairy Tale Romance

Book Description:  This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin. 

HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.

Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?

My thoughts: I read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down! This is the second book that I have read of Sariah Wilson.  I loved them both. She has a wonderful writing style that drew me in and didn't let me go. (Snarky Sarcasm) She is an author that I will watch for in the future.

Kat is with her friend on vacation at a ski resort when she meets and attractive man she shows no interest in, even though she finds him very attractive. The next time she meets him she is careening down the mountain out of control and he saves her. Not only is he attractive, but he is now her rescuer.

Turns out he is a prince. She recovers in his palace! (Most girls childhood fantasy)

While she is recovering her best friend, Lemon comes up with a plan to help the small country with tourism. Kat needs to date the Prince and then write about her experiences. They will use this forum to market tourism. It is a great plan, other than Kat doesn't want to be come involved with any man. She has a plan for her future, romance is not a part of that plan.

I loved the characters in this story. Kat, Prince Nico, Lemon, the Prince's sisters, the rest of the royal family, were all great characters. They took a girl who had a rough upbringing and made her feel accepted and a part of a family.

This story is a rags to riches story. Kat grew up with a mother who was addicted to crystal meth. She didn't have a family life. She worked for everything that she accomplished. Because of this she is a well rounded and admirable woman. She looked at the life of her mother and tried to do the opposite. Prince Nico was able to see beyond the outer layer and see the woman within.

While the book doesn't have sex in it, there is quite a bit of innuendo and teasing about waiting for marriage  I would recommend to the New Adult age group.

Purchase a copy for $3.49

About the Author (taken from Amazon):  Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters--which is why she writes romance. She has published five happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

Her website is

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