I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
This story is based loosely on the Cinderella tale that we all know well. A journalist (Jill) is trying to find out the truth behind Prince Kellan and Princess Ava’s “happily-ever-after”. Is the story really as it seems, as Princess Ava is saying? Or are there things going on in the background that nobody knows. Jill is determined to find out the truth for the magazine article.
I loved the idea for this story. To find out that even couples who seem to have it all on the outside are often struggling privately makes them seem more real and relatable, like Ava and Kellan. Ava is desperately trying to cling to a fantasy world where romance books are giving her unrealistic views on what her husband should be doing to romance her. Kellan is spending most of his time working on his charity and ignoring his wife. The King and Queen have dementia, and Agnes, the Fairy Godmother, is completely different to how the famous tale goes. I really liked the idea of Kent being the Prince in disguise, as it proved that Ava wanted him for who he was and not for his wealth.
The story was well written, and there were next to no spelling mistakes. The story flowed along at a nice pace, and after a few chapters, it was easy to tell which was the present day Ava who was obsessed with keeping up appearances, and which was the past Ava, the one who told us exactly what had happened, and the events that led to her meeting the Prince.
I rate this book 4/ 5 stars!