Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Release Day Blitz: Glass Castle Prince by Nicole Williams

AP new - synopsis.jpg

A glass castle shatters as easily as a glass house—all it takes is one stone.

Prince Edward has known this all of his life, and taken staunch measures to ensure he doesn’t give the public any reason to pick up their rocks. Or torches. Or pitchforks. As a twenty-two-year-old in line to ascend the throne, he lives more like a cloistered monk than his college-aged peers. Restraint is the tone of his life, resilience the theme.

That is, until he meets a young woman who couldn’t care less about his title—unless she’s poking fun at it. Charlotte Everly grew up a stone’s throw away from the royal family’s summer house, but her life was, and is, entirely different from the prince’s.

They clash at each turn, disagree on every topic, and bear a general contempt for one another. Until . . .

One night, accompanied by one proposal, leads to one lapse in judgment . . .

Results in a nationwide scandal neither of them will escape

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

"I live in a glass castle where everyone and anyone throws stones based on hearsay and half-truths. I didn't want the same for you. "

There is a universal fascination for royalty. Although the public adore their prince and princesses, they are also the first ones to eat up the gossip if the royals topple off their thrones.

Charlotte Everly is starting a new position as the off-season house manager for the Royal family's summer home. It's the perfect job for her-her father was the groundskeeper for the Royals when she was growing up. It should be quiet and afford her the chance to reflect on her life and what path she wants to take. She's at a crossroads and is taking a year off from school to figure out what she wants.

Only her quiet is interrupted by a group of rowdy guys who she confuses with burglars. So what does she do? Well, who wouldn't grab a frying pan and bring it down hard on one of them. Of course, these are friends of Prince Edward-the same prince who is laying on the floor with a lump the size of an egg, thanks to Charlotte.

"And that, splayed out on the floor thanks to your skill with kitchenware, is Prince Edward."

Charlotte is not fazed by the Royals, least of all Edward, whom she sees as a playboy with no real regard for hard work. When he wakens, he finds he is intrigued by the sassy house manager who seems to actually dislike him. Oh, yes, he is intrigued.

"You're going to rule this country one day, right? I'm sure you can think of a way to figure out my name." 

Charlotte can't help but be her feisty self with Edward. She sees the man behind the title. But she is someone who is content to stay out of the public's eye. Whoever Edward will be with-that woman will never be anonymous.

"As prince, I wanted to be with you. As king, I'll want to be with you. Nothing will change where our relationship is concerned." 

Charlotte and Edward are perfect for each other. At first glance, how could two people be more different? But they see inside the other, they can be real with each other.

"You see the man, not the crown, and when I look at you, I see the woman I was meant to spend the life with . The woman I want to spend it with." 

AP  new -about the author.jpg

Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.

Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


No comments:

Post a Comment

How to Configure Numbered Page Navigation After installing, you might want to change these default settings: