Blog Tour : Review, Playlist and Giveaway – Waiting for Prince Harry by Aven Ellis

April 1, 2014 Book review, Giveaway 4 ★★★★

Are you waiting for a contemporary adult fiction that will make your heart swell up with feel good feels?  Then I have just the book for you!

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Thanks to Jess from Lovin’ Los Libros for organising this tour especially for the GWB’s girls.  I have my review, a playlist (that I need to put together as it sounds great!) and a giveaway so you can win your own copy.  And seriously, this book is such a feel good one so stick around for a few minutes while I tell you something about it.

Blog Tour : Review, Playlist and Giveaway – Waiting for Prince Harry by Aven EllisWaiting for Prince Harry by Aven Ellis
Published by self published on 2 April 2014
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Love & Romance, Womens Fiction
Source: Received from Author
Goodreads
four-stars

Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use—when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer...Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry—Kylie’s ideal man. A hot, fun ginger boy would be worth breaking all the rules for, of course.  And Kylie is sure Harry just needs the right, centering woman to settle him down.  But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.

Or does it?

Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy—yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry—all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present?  And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it...

First Line of Waiting for Prince Harry:

“The Pop Quiz Question : You are at a crowded bar. “

My thoughts on Waiting for Prince Harry:

This book just made me smile and smile and then smile some more.  It started off on a fun vibe with a pop quiz question.  Who doesn’t love these!  I can never resist quizzes like this; hence my addiction to buzzfeed.  So seeing the quizzes at the start of every chapter became something I looked forward.  First as a hint to what was happening plot wise but also to answer just for myself and then to torment my husband with to see what he would say!

Kylie Reed is a character I can really identify with.  She is Type A organised (well I don’t identify so much with that bit, I spend too much time reading to be that organised about anything!).  However she is also introverted, happy mooching around at home doing her own thing, quirky and very easy to like.  All those things I get.  And Harrison isn’t too hard on your bookish eyes either.  This well dressed, ginger haired, hockey player made a great first impression on me and from them on, I was a fan.

The chemistry between the two of them is both sweet and sexy.  I do think maybe it was all a little bit too fast, too soon but when a couple are as adorable as this, I can make allowances.  I loved that there was no crazy drama going on in the story and they didn’t go off on crossed wires about stupid things.  They actually showed maturity and talked their problems out.  Finally, I have been waiting for a book couple like this.

One of my favourite things was the atmosphere of the book.  All the descriptions were so detailed; from the clothes they wore to the descriptions of the settings to the scents in the air, I just felt immersed in the book from head to toe.  I got excited every time I opened up  Waiting for Prince Harry as I knew I would get a comfort read that would give me warm fuzzies.  Lots of warm fuzzies.   Hence all those smiles I mentioned at the start.

Overall I loved the characters, the setting is a feast for the senses and the romance is one you have to cheer for.  And when you add in the sense of humour that is littered throughout every chapter, then this is a fool proof formula for an entertaining, feel-good book.

 

Rating Report
Characters
four-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
four-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Waiting for Prince Harry?

A. If you are looking for a fun adult (but not explicit) read
B. If you want a heart-warming romance
C. You like great characters,
D. You want all the above

Then this one is for YOU!  Highly recommended.

Thanks to Aven for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

Bonus Content – Playlist for Waiting for Prince Harry and Aven’s input on why it made the cut:

1.       C + C Music Factory, “Gonna Make You Sweat.”

This was the first song mentioned in the book, in Chapter One.

2.       The Zambonis, “Captain.”

Kylie doesn’t know it, but when she meets Harrison she has actually just met the captain of the Dallas Demons hockey team…

3.       Kylie Minogue, “Love At First Sight.”

Kylie never believed in this…until she met Harrison.

4.       Muse, “Madness.”

Kylie and Harrison both are huge Muse fans, with this being their favorite song.

5.       Lady Gaga, “Paparazzi.”

This song is in the book as well.

6.       will.i.am and Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout.”

This is what women seem to do when they see Hockey God Harrison Flynn in public.

7.       Jessie Ware, “Wildest Moments.”

Some sexy music they listened to on their first date.

8.       Tegan and Sara, “Closer.”

Would you want to be anything else after a fantastic first date?

9.       Sara Bareilles, “Brave.”

This song is symbolic of what both characters have to do so they can grow together.

10.   The Zambonis, “Skate Around The World For You.”

Which is what any Hockey God would do for the woman he loves, right?

11.   Shakira, “The One Thing.”

Which is how Kylie sees Harrison…

12.   Andy Grammer, “I Choose You.”

And I think this title says it all.

four-stars

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4 Responses to “Blog Tour : Review, Playlist and Giveaway – Waiting for Prince Harry by Aven Ellis”

    • trish

      The book is adorbs! And I love the playlist too. As a big Muse fan; I was delighted to see them included 🙂

      Thanks for organising the tour, you did a great job Jess!

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