Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Waiting For Prince Harry - by Aven Ellis

Original Cover
My own copy
The blurb:

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..

My Opinion:

*Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

I don’t even know where to begin, cause I have so many thoughts in my head and I feel like there are not enough words to describe how I feel about this amazing story.
First of all I’d like to thank Aven for sending me an ARC for her second novel. I was dancing and screaming around the house when I got your email dear, thank you, for everything xxx

Let’s start with this gorgeous cover, I absolutely adore it. The flag on top melting into the skyline of Dallas, the hockey player, the girl, the colours... WOW 

The first few words and I was already deep into this story and loving it. Kylie is such a charismatic and lovely character.  She reminded me of myself in some ways and that made it so easy to relate to her.
Her biggest dream is to become a fashion designer and she works for a store called Boutique Dallas in Highland Park doing their visual displays.
Now she just has to find her Prince Harry and I mean who hasn’t been thinking about their personal one, I certainly have.

The story is set in Dallas, I really liked reading about this city, I think I have to go there and visit now.

At her brother’s wedding she is really bored and goes to the hotel bar and there she accidentally falls into Harrison Flynn’s lap. I so loved this moment and the way the two of them got to know each other is just so sweet.

Harrison Flynn is a famous hockey player of the Dallas Demons and me as a huge hockey fan was so happy that sport was included in this novel. Harrison is gorgeous and sexy with his green eyes and ginger hair. The connection between him and Kylie was there the first second and I couldn’t wait for their story to continue.

It’s so great how he finds her again and just stands in front of her when she’s working. Aven described all their scenes in such detail and with so much heart. It was funny, flirty and really refreshing.
The way their relationship develops after that is so adorable, with some unexpected situations which made me never want to leave the story again. I was shocked at one time and then relieved again, let’s say I went through a big range of emotions and was so hooked! I couldn’t put the book down.

Harrison is the perfect man, oh my… He’s so attentive, caring, passionate, sexy, gorgeous, clever, and intelligent… Can I have him please?! ;)

I loved reading about their dates. All their scenes were so adorable, cute and sexy. They are the perfect match and that really comes across all the time. The way they treat each other and want to be there for each other all the time, so cute.
Kylie wants to find HER Prince Harry and it’s great to read about her feelings developing for Harrison and realising that he might be it. I laughed so much in the scene where Harrison sees that Kylie has Prince Harry as a screensaver on her phone, LOL.

Life isn’t perfect though and they soon have to deal with her family, the decisions they made in the past and most of all his life in the tabloids. He wants to protect her from this, which made me love him even more. The question was whether Kylie was really ok with the media and her sudden stamp of being his girlfriend in the press.

Aven has a real gift to make a story feel so real, authentic and vivid. To say it in Harrison’s words: This novel is WICKED!!! I felt like being part of this wonderful story and seeing it as a movie in my head. Isn’t that what reading is all about?

Both characters still have to learn things about life and it’s great how they help each other see that light. The road to get there is rocky, but eventually they find it. Both Kylie and Harrison are so passionate for both their dreams to come true and they fight for it together.
There is still enough drama to make this story even more gripping, fascinating and absorbing.

This novel shows that you can do anything in life when you found your “Prince Harry” to share it with. Believe in your dreams and make them happen.

Every single scene was unique and special, described in detail and with so much heart and emotion.
There is also a lot of flirting involved, which made this story so bubbly, sexy and passionate.

The epilogue is so charming, I need more Kylie and Harrison, please!!!

Each chapter started with a pop quiz question describing the content of the chapter. That’s such a great idea :)

British royals are also mentioned in this novel, yay!!! ;)

Brilliant job Aven! This novel is amazing! You’re writing is perfect  This story is an awesome summer read, you’re in for a real treat!


WICKED , to say it in Harrison’s words. ♥ ♥  ♥ ♥  


My possible cast:

Kylie: Nina Dobrev

Harrison: Eddie Redmayne

Aven Ellis on Twitter: @AvenEllis


Waiting For Prince Harry - Amazon UK - Amazon US

Aven Ellis wrote a guest post on her inspiration for this book: Aven Ellis Guest Post

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