A Princess For Christmas by Jenny Holiday | Book Review

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A Princess For Christmas by Jenny Holiday | Book ReviewA Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday
Also by this author: Mermaid Inn
Published by HarperCollins on October 13, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Holiday, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062952035
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five-stars

"A perfect combination of sweet and sexy moments makes A Princess for Christmas an unputdownable read!"--Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author
From USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday comes a modern fairy tale just in time for Christmas about a tough New Yorker from the other side of the tracks who falls for a princess from the other side of the world.
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.

A Princess For Christmas by Jenny Holiday completely interested me because it made me think of all those holiday movies about Americans meeting royalty and falling in love. It’s a trope I really enjoy so just knew I had to read this book to help get myself into the spirit of the season. Also, bonus points for the steam factor with this book.

I was not really sure what to expect with A Princess For Christmas, after all I’ve only read one book by Jenny Holiday – Mermaid Inn. Which yes, was super good. A Princess For Christmas starts out in New York City. Leo Ricci is a down on his luck taxi cab driver and also the superintendent of his building. He works his tail off to provide her his sister Gabby, who is in his custody. One day, Leo and Gabby are driving past the UN building and they happen to pick up a beautiful young woman. It turns out that young woman is Princess Marie of Eldovia. Marie should be avoiding cabs, but it’s kind of an emergency. She’s in NYC to help promote her national industry which is luxury watchmaking as well as to advocate for refugees.

Marie ends up hiring Leo to be her driver for the rest of her trip. Leo can’t say no because she’s offering A LOT of money and he needs it to take care of Gabby. What neither Leo nor Marie counted on was falling for each other. And well, all the steam. There’s quite a few scenes where Leo and Marie partake in adult activities and it turns out, test driving the vehicle was a great idea. Eventually, Marie brings Leo and Gabby to Eldovia. What unfolds next is in true Hallmark movie fashion – just way less chaste.


On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does A Princess For Christmas Have?

A Princess For Christmas by Jenny Holiday has royalty from a tiny country in the Alps. There’s a hot chocolate festival. We also see some class differences which are not judged but celebrated. There’s advocating for those who have less than you. I think if you believe the true spirit of Christmas is in giving, you’ll find this book really embodies that spirit. It is a lovely read to get you feeling joy and uplifted, plus those adult scenes are very well written.

five-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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