Monday, May 8, 2017

Book Review - Falling for the Rebel by Ellie Darkins

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Review by Suze
 
Charlie is a princess. Her mother is the Queen of Afland, which means Charlie is constantly in the spotlight, but she isn't interested in being royalty. She's left her family behind to make it in the music business. She's successful at signing bands and does everything it takes to convince musicians to work with her. When she meets Joe it's clear there's plenty of chemistry between them. Charlie's supposed to charm him enough to make sure he chooses the label she works for. However, while partying in Las Vegas they signed something very different and the result is that they are now husband and wife.
 
Charlie and Joe got married after only knowing each other for a couple of hours. It's a great publicity stunt, but is that all there is? Have they said 'I do' just for commercial purposes or is there something more going on? Will they be able to convince the world they're madly in love or will this prove to be too difficult because they only barely know one another? Have they made a stupid decision or a wise one?
 
Falling for the Rebel Princess is a charming romantic story. I immediately loved Charlie. She's fierce, she's determined and she works hard to achieve her goals. She's also kindhearted and sweet. She's struggling with something serious and that means she makes impulsive decisions from time to time to help her forget. My heart ached for her and I kept hoping she'd find understanding and happiness. Joe is a wonderful man, but he has built a big wall around his heart, because someone badly hurt him when he was still young and naïve. He's perfect for Charlie, they're both passionate people and they have their love for music in common. There are fiery sparks between them and I loved that they are slowly becoming friends as well. I'm a big fan of stories about love at first sight and Falling for the Rebel Princess is definitely a good one.
 
Ellie Darkins has written a fabulous story about fame, expectations and true love. Falling for the Rebel Princess is a quick and entertaining read, but it also has several emotional scenes. Ellie Darkins writes about difficult topics with empathy and honesty, which is something I liked a lot. It gives the story a nice layer of depth and that balances the fun impulsiveness of getting married just hours after meeting. I loved the combination of being reckless and serious and think Falling for the Rebel Princess is a fantastic enchanting love story.
 
Advice
 
If you love romantic stories with gorgeous famous main characters you will certainly like Falling for the Rebel.

13 comments:

  1. Looks good, thanks for the review!

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  2. Classic fun premise!

    --Trix

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  3. Love unfolding for a princess sounds fantastic. I love reading this type of books time to time.

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  4. I love this scenario. Sounds like flirty fun to me:)

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  5. I love to read fake marriage trope in romance,this book sounds great! :)

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  6. Sounds lovely - a Princess who wants to live in a life of a music :) Cute.

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  7. Thanks for the introduction to this author.

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  8. I love those quickie wedding romances.

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  9. Sounds like an adult version of The Princess Diaries. Very interesting!

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  10. Reminds me of Princess Stephanie of Monaco during her 'rebel' phase!

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  11. without your review i wouldn't have given this book a second glance now i must say i'm quite curious and the characters sound very attaching. thank for the discovery

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  12. This sounds fun. Thank you for the recommendation.

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