Fake Dating the Prince (Dreamspun Desires #84)
Title: Fake Dating the Prince (Dreamspun Desires Book 84)
Author: Ashlyn Kane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 212
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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I'm surprised just how much I enjoyed this light fairy tale romance between the Crown Prince of the fictional country of Lyngria (think someplace like Monaco) and a Canadian flight attendant.
Brayden is looking forward to his upcoming three-week winter vacation in Lyngria, so when Flip, Brayden's favorite first class passenger on his regular Toronto-Paris route, invites Brayden to be his escort at a fancy charity ball in Lyngria, he's intrigued. He's equally fascinated to learn that Flip is really a prince, the result of a happy marriage between his mother Queen Constance and father Irfan who used to be a Bollywood movie star (or as Irfan quips: "I'm like Grace Kelly").
We get sweet behind-the-scene glimpses of Flip's life with his family and the way Brayden feels embraced by their kindness and "normal-ness." I really loved the royal events like the Night of a Thousand Lights ball, where former dance instructor Brayden and Flip dance the Vienna waltz in a scene that reads like something straight out of a Hollywood movie. And as their relationship moves from a pretend one to real, and they enter into a nicely steamy sexual relationship, I was totally on board.
The only things that don't totally work for me was Brayden's backstory showing why he has been unwilling to get into a relationship, and a huge miscommunication episode. Otherwise, I immensely liked this fun, light story of a sweet romance between the crown prince and a nice Canadian boy! 4.5 stars.