Posted on December 7, 2020
With the holidays upon us, I thought I’d choose a Christmas romance this week. I decided to go with an audiobook because I’m also in the process of decluttering and having an audiobook on in the background makes the task less boring.
Heading to Audible, I did a search of new romance releases scanning for holiday books. There were several potential options, including one by Christina Lauren that sounded like Groundhog Day only at Christmas.
Ultimately, I settled on A Princess for Christmas because I remembered nearly buying it when I saw it in the bookstore. The premise is a princess takes a cab ride and ultimately hires the driver for her stay in New York.
Leo Ricci’s already handling all he can, between taking care of his little sister Gabby, driving a cab, and being the super of his apartment building in the Bronx. But when Gabby spots a “princess” in a gown outside of the UN trying to hail a cab, she begs her brother to stop and help. Before he knows it, he’s got a real-life damsel in distress in the backseat of his car.
Princess Marie of Eldovia shouldn’t be hailing a cab, or even be out and about. But after her mother’s death, her father has plunged into a devastating depression and the fate of her small Alpine country has fallen on Marie’s shoulders. She’s taken aback by the gruff but devastatingly handsome driver who shows her more kindness than she’s seen in a long time.
When Marie asks Leo to be her driver for the rest of her trip, he agrees, thinking he’ll squire a rich miss around for a while and make more money than he has in months. He doesn’t expect to like and start longing for the unpredictable Marie. And when he and Gabby end up in Eldovia for Christmas, he discovers the princess who is all wrong for him is also the woman who is his perfect match.
What really had me choosing A Princess for Christmas was when I read the reviews, there were several not so great ones that complained the book was like a Hallmark movie except with swearing and sex. As much as I love romance, I’m not a fan of Hallmark movies because there just isn’t enough kissing, so a book that’s like a Hallmark movie but with all the sizzle I want seemed like a good choice.
Have you read A Princess for Christmas? Do you have other holiday romances you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.