Review: Susanna Truitt likes plans. She’s not a spontaneous person and is such a planner that she’s religiously stuck with a 12-year plan; one that should have ended with her high school, marine boyfriend asking, will you marry me? Instead he proposes a break-up, leaving Susanna without a plan B. Now she’s nearing thirty, living in the home of her best friend’s aunt and working at her parent’s rib shack restaurant while she attempts to start her fledging landscape architect career. What’s a girl to do? The most natural response is to meet a prince, of course! That’s when Nate Kenneth walks into her life. He is the one hitch in Susanna’s life… and as it turns out, he may be the one person who can change everything.
Heavens! Where to start bringing thoughts to order on the first novel of Rachel’s all-new series, ‘Once Upon a Prince.’ I’d set myself up for a deliciously entertaining read which oftentimes can be a detriment but there were no signs of anything “bad” coming up in the book about halfway through and already I’d given this one a 5-star rating. Turns out, that was warranted. Anyone who knows me knows I am the girl who craves the happily-ever-after and despises the story-teller who breaks my heart; I crave elegant simplicity and sweetness inside the pages of the stories that occupy my time. This and oh-so-much more does Rachel capture in a package that’s as pretty on the outside as it is on the inside. I was enchanted by it. Susanna was the girl-next-door and special despite her misguided calculations about Adam – I couldn’t be too hard on her. It was an honest mistake and she wasn’t the only one in that relationship at fault. Then, in waltzes the dashing Nate. OH. MY. GOSH. I love this hero. He was noble, exceptional and not at all the kind of chap one may envision when concocting an image of royalty. Continue reading “Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck”