Sara's Review: The Soldier Prince (Royals of Stellangård Saga #1) by Aarti V. Raman
APC PUBLISHER: Karou Publishing RELEASED: May 22, 2018 GENRE: contemporary romance, suspense LENGTH: 501 pages FORMAT: ebook
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The Soldier Prince...
Alexander ‘Iceman’ Heinrickson was born a prince. The spare heir to a European principality whose future was set in stone. Until circumstances forced him to abandon his wealthy lifestyle and royal heritage. He chose to become a soldier. After years of seeing needless combat, he works construction in New York city. And craves a normal life. Going back home is not an option for him. But neither is leaving a brave damsel in danger.
...And The Commoner Sasha Ray is an aspiring teacher and a soft touch waitress. Her life is normal. Boring even. She also has a massive crush on the newest Tall, Blond, and Handsome who frequents the New York deli where she works.What she doesn’t know about the stranger called Iceman might get her killed. Or worse. For one, he turns out to be a lethally capable soldier. For another, he is the secret Prince of Stellangård, who is not used to the word no. So, when Alexander sweeps her off on a private jet to his castle nestled in the Swiss Alps for her own protection, she has no choice but to go with him. Falling for a tortured hero like Prince Alexander might be the biggest mistake of her life. But Sasha knows some mistakes are worth risking your heart for.
With an unknown enemy closing in, Sasha and Alexander need to decide if happily ever after is just a fairy tale. Or can a Prince and a commoner find true love in the middle of danger? 4.5 (FIVE) BOUNDLESS STARS
I was asked to read and review The Soldier Prince and give it an honest review. I didn’t know what to expect since this was the first novel I have read by Raman, but I was intrigued by the synopsis This isn’t one of those Cinderella stories, but for a second I thought it would be. I thought I had the story pegged by Raman surprised me in a good way and I was pleasantly surprised the direction the story went. It brought true emotions out in me. There were tears, and laughter and then tears with my laughter, then even more tears. I didn’t ugly cry, but I couldn’t make the tears stop. This book brought back those feelings of love when you feel the butterflies in your stomach, and nervous and excited all at the same time to be near your heart’s desire. The only issue I had with the novel was some of the writing style. I would get a bit confused on who’s perspective we were in when both Alexander and Sasha were both featured in a chapter. I find it is easier if the author sticks to one perspective per chapter then flopping back and forth as the characters speak. It made things confusing, and I would have to go back and reread much of what I just read.