Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Courted (Gowns & Crowns #1)
by Jennifer Chance

Title: Courted
Author: Jennifer Chance
Publisher: Elewyn Publishing
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Series: Gowns & Crowns #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Length: 222 Pages
ISBN: 9781943768042

Fans of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries will enjoy COURTED, a New Adult Contemporary Romance with a modern royals flair, about a young woman about to give up on her dreams … and the prince whose dreams she could help make come true.

Fans of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries will enjoy COURTED, a New Adult Contemporary Romance with a modern royals flair, about a young woman about to give up on her dreams … and the prince whose dreams she could help make come true.

Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of music. A year ago, she deferred entering a prestigious graduate program to help her parents recover from a devastating accident. Now the deferment is expiring, but her parents still need her. Worse, every time she plays her audition piece, she mangles it. Is it too late to be the musician she'd always dreamed of? Should she even try?

Determined to get clarity, Emmaline accepts a friend's offer for a whirlwind European vacation. First Stop: a real live fantasy kingdom—the perfect place to sort wishes from reality.

Prince Kristos Andris was a respected captain in his nation’s military… Was. In the wake of the tragic death of his elder brother, he's managed to avoid his duties as the new Crown Prince of Garronia for months. But now he must accept his responsibilities and leave his troops behind. Outraged at the restrictions of his new royal position, he'll do anything for one last adventure. So when opportunity suddenly lands in his arms in the form of a dreamy-eyed American girl, he embraces it (and her) for all he's worth. What's the harm in a quick fling, after all? It won’t change what he knows he must do…

Only this is Garronia in the summertime, where passion has a way of ruining even the most sensible of plans.

"An awesomely fun, modern day fairy tale!” – Lori Foster, NYT bestselling author

Add to your TBR List:  Goodreads

  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes

This book was cute! It was a fun story that made me feel like I was living one of my childhood dreams. There were princes, romance, balls, and beautiful palaces. I really enjoyed overall plot of this book. I thought it was really adorable and enjoyable. The royalty theme was perfect for me, because I love reading cute books that involve charming princes. 

There were some things I did not like about this book. One of the major issues I had with this book was the insta-love. I felt like their relationship developed way too quickly, which lead to me rolling my eyes a lot. There physically relationship seemed to develop very quickly, and it took over a lot of the plot. I loved the chemistry the couple had, but I wish there would have been more plot development instead of sex scenes. 

Another issue that I had was that there were so many side characters that I had a really hard time remembering who was who. However, I was able to remember who was who by the end of the book, and I am now excited to see each character get their own book in this series. I also did not like how perfect this trip seemed. I love fairytales, but some of the things that happened in this book were just a little too convenient/perfect. There were also parts of the book that were slow, and I felt like nothing was happening.

There were quite a few things I didn't like about this book, but I still liked the book as a whole. Even though the romance wasn't developed as well as I was hoping, I still thought the couple was cute together. They had some adorable moments, and the prince did make me swoon a few times.

I am excited to read the other books in this series, because I am actually more interested in the other couples. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romances that involve royalty. 

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series as well as the modern royals Gowns & Crowns series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio. In addition to her work in romance, she is also Jenn Stark, urban fantasy author of the Immortal Vegas series, and Jennifer McGowan, YA author of the Elizabethan spy series The Maids of Honor. She is truly NOT trying to become 27 Jennifers, but it’s getting a little dicey.

You can find her online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @Jenn_Chance.

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

Jennifer is offering up some fabulous prizes during her Courted Virtual Tour event. One (1) lucky grand prize winner will receive a $25 Gift Card for Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice) and two (2) runner-ups will win an eBook copy of Rock It, book #1 in Jennifer’s Rule Breakers series! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment