4 Stars / Contemporary / Review

Review: The Billionaire’s Princess by Ava Ryan

No one melts this ice princess but me.

Friday nights
have a routine.

Drinks with my brothers. Maybe a casual hookup later.

Then the ice princess walks into the bar. And it’s game over for me.

I can’t figure her out. She runs hot and cold. She turns me inside out.

I like to keep my one-night stands cut and dried – my ambitions outweigh my emotions every time. Until she disappears without a trace. And I discover her little secret. She’s an actual princess.

I need more than one night from her. Much more.

A woman like that deserves the whole fairy tale. She deserves a charming prince

Too bad I’m the one that’s going to earn all her happy endings…

Title:The Billionaire’s Princess
Author:Ava Ryan
Series:Fairytale Billionaire Series (Book 1)
Trope(s):Billionaire Romance
One Night Stand
Royal Romance
Point of View:
Location:US / UK
Release Date:27th August, 2020
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A really great billionaire fairytale

This is my first Ava Ryan and if this is any indication of her writing and stories, then it definitely won’t be my last. In fact, I already have my beady little eyes on the next two books in this series.

But onto this book first…

This story is the first in a new series of fairytale retellings (Fairytale Billionaires) – this one taking its cue from Cinderella. (At least, that’s what I thought, anyway!)

Our hero and heroine – Damon and Carly – meet early on and don’t get off to the best start. Damon is instantly interested but Carly is having none of it and shuts him down. He’s not deterred and manages to turn things around culminating in a wild night. Before she disappears…

I immediately liked Damon. He was alpha, in-charge, bossy and knew exactly what he wanted. Carly gave him a run for his money, though, which definitely put him on the back foot. It’s always difficult to portray a strong man who has been laid low by a woman, without making him look weak. Damon never looked weak – just head-over-heels smitten. He was a delight.

Carly was just as good of a character. She was sassy, independent, strong…but… she’s supposed to be British. Well, just her speech, mannerisms – it was clear she wasn’t. Not overtly so, but probably quite obvious to those of us of the British persuasion.

…a hugely enjoyable book with great characters, great banter and a satisfying love story…

And on that note – why do people find it so confusing that the royal family are of the United Kingdom (etc, etc) and not just England? Queen of England? So much nope!

That aside, the writing in this book was engaging and fast paced, probably helped by the fact it’s in first person, present tense and alternates between the viewpoints of both our main characters. You easily get sucked into the story and very quickly start rooting for our main characters. Even the secondary characters, namely Damon’s brothers, Ryker and Griffin, stood out for me. I’m hoping the next two books (The Billionaire’s Beauty and The Billionaire’s Cinderella) will be their stories as we do hear snippets about matches the pair made on the same night Damon met Carly.

This was a hugely enjoyable book with great characters, great banter and a satisfying love story – complete with happily ever after, obviously! I’m so pleased I’ve now been introduced to Ava Ryan and her stories – I can see her becoming a firm favourite of mine in the future. 4 stars from me for this one – and very much recommended.

Ava Ryan is an author of sexy contemporary romance. Her favorite things, in no special order, are animals, her family, cookies, people with great senses of humor and love stories.

Currently in her writer’s cave (ostensibly working hard on her next book while also checking Netflix every few hours to make sure she hasn’t missed a new true crime documentary show), she loves hearing from readers via her website or social media.

If you love billionaire alpha males, the feisty women who snag their hearts and books that end with a happily ever after, you’ve come to the right place.

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