The highlight of the story is, of course, Corina and Stephen. These two love each other so well! Especially Corina. While they were both in denial in the beginning, it doesn't take long for Corina to realize that her feelings won't be ignored. And so she proceeds to do all she can to convince Stephen of the same. With the help of a couple mysterious characters (who I loved!), she bombards his heart again and again. I loved how she was so determined to love him regardless of anything! But Stephen has a few secrets he doesn't want to share and it requires Corina to decide what she's willing to sacrifice for the sake of love. As they stumble and make mistakes, yet pick themselves back up and try again, these two characters slowly find their way through all the circumstances thrown their way and come out victorious. Because we know the end result in these types of stories, but it's the journey to the happy ever after that makes for so much fun!
The story feels like a fairytale in all the best ways. As I mentioned above, there's a couple characters who inexplicably show up at all the right moments and inspire Corina every time she gets discouraged. Of course, there's the castle and the handsome prince. And the sweet romantic moments. Yet at the same time, it feels like something that could happen in real life. (Because as we all know, commoners can marry princes these days! :) Being able to combine both elements in one story is pretty clever actually. It's a skill that Ms. Hauck definitely uses wonderfully.
This is a lovely story well worth your time! I highly recommend that you add this one to your library. Because I know you're just dying to be swept away into a swoony romance with a lot of heart and sweetness! :D
*I received this book for free from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Between helping Mark step into his director role, and preparing for the premier and the interview with Clive, Corina had not organized the personal side of her trip very well. What friends did she want to see? If any at all? What memory lanes to stroll down? More important, when and how did she contact Stephen? What would she say to him when she did?
Hey dude, I came to love well. Whatever that means. You game?