25 Mar 2019

ARC #Review: JUST ONE OF THE ROYALS by Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper


Author: Leah Rooper and Kate Rooper
Series: The Chicago Falcons #2
Source: eARC via Publisher
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: June 4, 2018
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Star hockey player Daniel Sacachelli wants only two things: 1) for the Falcons to win next season, and 2) for his secret — the fact he’s actually the prince of Eldonia — to never make its way to Chicago. But if Daniel keeps avoiding his crown, their family will lose their kingdom forever.

Madison Myong can’t believe that her will-they-or-won’t-they best friend Daniel is really a prince! He’s always seemed more rebel than royal. But now, he needs to clean up his image, fast. Posing as his long-time girlfriend, Madison accompanies him back to Eldonia, intending to give Daniel a makeover fit for a king.

Only, the more royal Daniel becomes, the more Madison misses her best friend. And if she does her job right, she’ll lose him forever...

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

This was a cute contemporary novel that was a short, quick, and easy read at midnight when I couldn't sleep. I have a select few people I would recommend this to because of the story and the writing style, but it was cute! I have a weakness for secret princes, ballroom scenes, and fake relationships, and this had all three, so I was loving that! However, I felt like the writing was a bit choppy and could have used another round of edits before even getting to the ARC stage.

I really liked Daniel and Madison's relationship. I liked that they were best friends and really had each other's backs. I almost wished that they didn't get together in the end though because it was nice to see a healthy male-female best friend relationship - you don't get that very often in YA books. But they were cute and supportive.

I thought the plot was very rushed though. IT felt like there were lulls and build up to ... nothing. It was obvious what the solution was and I felt like it was ridiculous that no one had thought of it sooner. Usually it is okay if a plot is obvious and I can predict what will happen because typically how it happens is different, unique, interesting, etc. But that wasn't really the case here. It felt pretty typical story that I've read a bunch of times before.

If you like hockey players, fake relationships, and secret princes, this is probably the book for you! If not, try something else instead.

1 comment:

  1. I do like hockey players, and secret princes, but I'm not sure about this one. Maybe I'll try reading it after it's already published and hopefully cleaned up more. Great review!


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