Rescuing the Prince (Royal Secrets)


Adrianne spots a man stranded beside his car on a virtually abandoned road. In  a rush and against her better judgment, she stops to see how she can help. She is shocked when the man pulls his sunglasses down to reveal he is Prince Henry Somerset! Adrianne heads a reading program at the Castlebridge Community Medical Center for underprivileged children who have been hospitalized long term. Without funding, the program will fold. Prince Henry agrees to sponsor the program but gets flack from his royal parents who finally agree he can have a fundraiser for the program. Adrianne is ecstatic and stops looking for other sponsors. Every time Adrianne and Prince Henry touch, they feel electricity up and down their arms. Are the commoner and the prince meant to be? Or is Adrianne just a "flash in the pan" for Prince Henry?

“Rescuing the Prince” has a nice, creative beginning, with a commoner meeting the very prince on whom she has had a crush since she was eight. This is a bright spot in a tale that otherwise drags throughout, with main characters who have little depth or definition. Adrianne has three brothers, but they are mostly just names in the story to give her a family. For example, she talks about how her brothers always want to know where she is, but this is not reflected in the tale.  The dialogue is stilted and does little to move the story forward. Adrianne obsesses too much wondering if the prince remembers her from the past. However, “Rescuing the Prince” is a sweet, light story that royal fans can read in an evening.

Belinda Wilson