Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Italian's Runaway Princess - ARC Review

Is life outside the palace walls…

…everything she dreamed of?

When billionaire Gio Grassi rescued a beautiful stranger on the streets of Florence, he never imagined she’d be royalty! Princess Luciana’s innocence compels Gio to protect her, and her vivacity intrigues him. But Gio’s been betrayed before and he can’t let it happen again. With Luciana’s arranged royal wedding only weeks away, can this chance encounter change the course of these two lives—forever?

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Luci has been trapped her whole life in the role of a princess, meaning, she gets no say over her life. Finally the last straw is when her father is going to marry her off to an older king that she doesn't love. So she runs away for three weeks in order to have her grand adventure... only a handsome man named Gio messes everything up, in the best possible way.

The writing flowed smoothly, the character development was fine, on par with any romance novel out there. It's just... I'm a dialogue person, and most of this wasn't dialogue, it was inside the character's mind and all that is great, again, it was done wonderfully, it's just not my cup of tea. More talking if these people are going to fall in love would make more sense in my mind. 

That being said, it was cute, sweet, and very short. You could plow through this baby in a day and be left feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. I loved watching Luci grow in such a short amount of time, it's rather amazing, her finally sticking up for herself and not allowing herself to be a pawn. Gio opening up again was also something I enjoyed reading. It even has some humor in it which I adored because I can always use more humor in my life right now.

Overall, it was a heartwarming read and I did enjoy it, just wanted more talky-talky between our leads. 

*Thanks to NetGalley for this title in exchange for an honest review*