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A light, laugh out loud book that follows an unlikely pair. Will, a rugged outdoorsman with with own Bear Grylls-esque survival show and Princess Arabella, a pampered royal, commonly perceived as 'delicate'. A series of events see the two pairing up to create some amazing television. Will begrudgingly shepherding the princess through untamed African jungle and Arabella, a liability who is charging along with a point to prove. The two detest each other but they must work together to come out of the other side alive and well. Who knows what adventures and dilemmas they will come across along the way? This book was a lot of fun to read. Quippy dialogue and well-designed characters had me enthralled. Thank you for a well-written and well-edited story.
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I'm a bit sad to leave the Avalonian Royal family behind. I loved the first series with Tess and Arthur and then I've loved joining Will and Arabella in this series. Fortunately, this last book was just as good as the others, with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and of course the romantic end to their story that they enjoyed. In this book, Will and Arabella are trying to balance getting the wedding that they want with what their family and the rest of the kingdom want. It takes them a while to get everything sorted, but by the end, I was certainly left with a smile on my face. I hope that this isn't the last that we'll hear of Arabella and Will. I'd certainly like to see how they are getting on.
This book is part of a book series, and the author makes it quite clear from the start, however can also be read as a stand-alone book, which I did. Follows the well known rom-com formula, so no surprises at the end Quite a bit of funny moments and quite likeable main characters Personally I found the start a bit slow and almost gave up, but I’m glad, overall, I stayed for the ride. Last chapter I found it a bit self serving and unnecessary and there’s a second book coming out, which I’m not sure it’s needed- but may consider buying for a long trip. Would I recommend this book, if you’re looking for a rom com, easy going and probably a bit forgettable, yeah, go for it
This story of Avonia and it’s fictional characters continue. It is not necessary to have read the previous tales, as this is a perfect standalone, but I must add there is a follow on to this pair. That is not a spoiler it’s true. Here we have Arabelle second child of King Winston, who’s total life is full unadventurous and very suffocating. She has the opportunity to escape into an exciting adventure with the very handsome rugged, all action man Will, into the depths of a rainforest to survive and a race against the clock begins. The story is humourus, excellently described. Flows well with enough romance, drama and whimsies to keep the reader on their toes. An excellent escape, as ever by Melanie. I await the further instalment with excitement and anticipation.
I always look forward to a Melanie Summers read. She is a clever writer who With tongue-in-cheek brings contemporary, real bits into her story. This sweet, heart-warming tale is a delightful escapist read. I found myself happily slipping from one chapter into the next, as I followed the adventures & misadventures of Will Banks & Princess Arabella through the jungle. This can be read as a stand alone book. However, treat yourself to the whole series of Paradise Bay romantic comedies by Melanie & you’ll enjoy it even more. I received an advance copy & am delighted to give an honest review of this book. Click “buy now” and treat yourself to a feel-good, happy read.