Friday, 2 May 2014

Waiting for Prince Harry - Aven Ellis

It's a pleasure to be part of the blog Tour for 'Waiting for Prince Harry' by Aven Ellis.  As ever Shaz Goodwin  at Fiction Addiction Book Tours has organised another seamless tour.

About the book...

Publisher Soul Mate
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...
About the author...
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency. 

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night.  Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published this year.

Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.
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My thoughts....
Having just read several gritty, thrillers back to back Waiting for Prince Harry was just what the doctor ordered. A light, feel good book that just melted my heart and made me sigh and smile with happiness.

The story begins at the wedding of Kylie's brother to Candace - picture perfection and indulgence in every possible way and that's what this wedding was like.  None of it is really Kylie's style and she just wants to melt into the background and dream about her fantasy romance with Prince Harry.  She does her best to blend into the background escaping the main wedding hall for a bit of quiet time in another bar only to end up spending the evening chatting and laughing with a 'Prince Harry' lookalike.

Harrison and Kylie were so perfectly matched I was disappointed when the evening ended and they went their separate ways. Aven didn't make us wait too long though, the next day he turned up, just like Prince Charming to Kylie's place of work and so the romance begins.

This was a delightful read.  In Kylie and Harrison Aven gave us a match made in heaven.  I loved the way their attraction literally pulsed off the page, they were a classic case of ying and yang - each complimenting the other confident yet reticent in equal measures. Life isn't all plain sailing everyday problems, family and life get in the way but I loved how many of these situations was overcome with humour - the light hearted bantering between the two was a real plus for me - a sure sign they were meant to be together.

I read this book almost in one evening, not just because I'm a fairly quick reader but because the words just flowed making for a relaxed evening of smiles and sighs.  Don't get me wrong it's not all hearts and flowers - throw family, friends, the press and obsessive fans into the mix and you're bound to have a few issues to work through.

Watching Kylie emerge as a beautiful butterfly gaining confidence as she grew under the  protective wing of her Prince was heart warming to read. Thank you Aven for the antidote to all the dark things I've read lately - this book was just what the doctor ordered for me at this time. I'd highly recommend it to anyone wanting a feel good book with a good mix of hearts and flowers along with family life and your very own Prince Charming to dream about - sheer heaven.

I gave this book 4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. As I said on Twitter earlier Dawn, glad Waiting for Prince Harry came along at a time when you needed the 'feel good' focus.

    Fabulous review. Thank you for supporting Aven on tour.