Sunday, 15 November 2015

Inconceivable! – by Tegan Wren

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

A popular, young royal couple can't produce an heir? INCONCEIVABLE!

When Ozarks native Hatty goes “whole hog” during karaoke, she catches the eye of Prince John. He isn’t what she expects the heir to a small European nation to be: he's affable, witty, and isn’t put off by her tell-it-like-it-is demeanor. Their flirtation should be short lived, but a force stronger than fate—Hatty’s newspaper editor—assigns her to cover the royals. After spending time together, she and John soon begin dating, and Hatty finds herself making headlines instead of writing them.

But challenges loom that are even more complicated than figuring out how to mesh Hatty's journalism career with life at Belvoir Palace. Hatty and John soon find themselves embroiled in an unusual sex scandal: they can't produce an heir. Tabloids dub Hatty a “Barren-ess,” and the royals become irate. Hatty politely tells them to shove it. But beneath her confident exterior, she struggles to cope with a heartbreak that invades her most intimate moments with John. Pressured to choose between invasive medical procedures and abandoning John’s claim to the throne, the couple feels trapped until a trip to Ethiopia shows them happy endings sometimes arrive long after saying “I do.”

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for on honest review*

When Tegan contacted me about her debut novel I was really excited! The blurb caught my attention immediately. And can I just say how beautiful that cover is?! AMAZING!

The first chapter in this book is perfect. The way the characters are introduced, the setting and Hatty and John’s first encounter. A beginning can hardly be more gripping and engaging.

So, the story follows Hatty, she is a reporter/journalist to be and does an internship as part of her studies. Her boss wants her to cover the royals, so she sees herself going to all these events. Instead of covering the events though, she spends more and more time with the prince himself. They start dating. I think they had something special from the start and I loved seeing their relationship develop.

You think dating a prince would be sweet and great all the time, but they had to deal with his family from the start and for Hatty it was a big change to adapt to that other kind of lifestyle. That showed how deep and true her feelings for John were from the start. Also John came across really caring and just wonderful, sometimes I even forgot he was a prince.

At the beginning their relationship developed in a good pace, but then I felt it all happened really fast with engagement and marriage. This was the only part of the story that bothered me a little bit, I just kept on thinking that with the royals nowadays it wouldn’t be very realistic. I still enjoyed seeing how they grew stringer as a couple. They shared some very passionate and adorable moments.

With marriage came the pressure to produce an heir to take the throne some day. This tested their love on a whole new level and with John’s father being very difficult it didn’t get easier. Also John’s brother Henri and his situation made it really hard on Hatty.

The story is full of twists, twists and surprises. It makes you wonder of what’s going to happen next and you will probably just see yourself routing for this wonderful couple, never knowing how strong their love really is.

This story will definitely make you wanna dive into this royal world for a while. Tegan has a really unique voice, she adds some great, young, and fun comments in between, which give the story a fresh and sparkly touch. It also made me relate to Hatty even more, because her thoughts were so real, authentic and sometimes I thought exactly what she mentioned right after.

A beautiful debut novel, that while make you smile, cry and more. It’s full of passion, honesty, love and talks about a difficult topic. I am really excited already for Tegan’s next novel.


My possible cast:

Hatty: Sophia Hellqvist

John: Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Tegan on Twitter: @teganwrenwrites


  1. Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Fab review, hun! This looks very interesting. I remember you telling me it's very good when you were reading it. xx

  2. Prince George, especially as he is portrayed in The Prince George Diaries that I read at the weekend!