When author Kimberly King offered to give me a copy of her new young adult book to review, I went to read the synopsis to see if it seemed to fit the books I like to read and share on my blog. And guess what? It is a great fit!
I will be reading and reviewing it in the next couple of months but didn’t want to wait to share this excerpt with you.
The Trouble with Prince CharmingSeries: Magical Troubles #2
by Kimberly King, Debbie DeSpain
Publication Date March 16, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Clean Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Main Character Ages: 15-18
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Nikki Baker finally has everything she’s always wanted: confidence, popularity, and the hottest guy at Forest Hills High. Thanks to her fairy godmother’s help, happily ever after is hers for the taking. But being at the top of the food chain is a dangerous place to be. Gossip, lies and betrayal lurk at every corner while she struggles holding onto a boyfriend everyone wants for themselves. Expectations run high with a guy who’s used to getting what he wants, but Nikki’s not so sure she’s ready to meet his demands. She must decide whether to trust her own heart, or rely on the fairy godmother who got her there in the first place.
“I have a small problem, Nikki Baker.”
I turned around, thrilled at hearing Ryker say my name for the third time that day.
“What sort of problem?” I asked with a tiny smile. A thousand possibilities swam in my mind, all of them good.
“Well, my good pal Evan thinks you and I are dating, and I’d hate for people to think I’m a liar.”
A huge grin overtook my face, making me feel like the Cheshire cat. “That is a problem.”
He laughed at my response. “How about helping a guy out?”
“What did you have in mind?” My insides jumped and screamed, but I calmly turned around and traded out my folders.
“I don’t know. How about a date, say, Wednesday night?”
I turned back to look at him. His face, normally so calm and confident, had a shadow of worry that I might turn him down. I wanted to tease him, but I didn’t know how much longer I could put on this fake act. “I’d like that. I’d hate for people to think you were a liar.”
His face exploded into a huge smile. “I knew I could count on you. How does six o’clock sound?”
“Don’t stand me up,” he teased with a wink.
“Don’t do anything dumb, and I won’t,” I said with a smirk.
“I’ll hold you to that,” he said as he walked off, leaving me with another adorable salute.
I floated about ten feet from the ground. I could not believe Ryker Stone just asked me on a date. Now, if only I could keep up the façade that I was flirty, fun and worth his time.