Monday, December 5, 2016

His Royal Highness Prince Overprotective Brother // Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway

I went into Christmas at the Castle, looking for something cute and fluffy, which is pretty much what I got. Despite a couple issues I had with the novel, I enjoyed it overall.

Synopsis & Details:


A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union. A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the read more... bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?


Title: Christmas at the Castle (Ever After #3)
Author: Melissa McClone
Series: Ever After
Publication Date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: I received an arc through H.C.L. Author Services, this in no way affected my review, cross my heart.

The romance kind of comes out of nowhere, I'd seen the build up, but then it appeared a tad early.


In my opinion, it could have used a few more pages to develop.

Some parts of this book felt really cliche, and not in the good way (like with Kasie West's P.S. I Like You), but in a cringy-ish way.

At first Gill really annoyed me, his reasons for disliking Kat just seemed extremely immature.


90% of the notes I made while reading, were just me being a 100% annoyed, with Gill, thinking about how Kat, was a gold (royal) digger.

However he really began turning around towards the second half of the book, his POV quickly became my favorite after that.


As for Kat, I never felt like her character really developed, she felt a bit flat.

Christmas at the Castle had a couple really humorous moments, and the second half of the book was definitely better than the first. If you're looking for something cute to wave in the winter holiday season, then this one might be up your alley.

Rating: 3/ 5 Stars


What are you looking foward to this winter season? Are you anticipating any book releases?
About Melissa McClone
Melissa McClone’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University led her to a job with a major airline where she travelled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over twenty-five romance novels with Harlequin and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim and soccer practices, 4-H meetings and dog shows. She also supports deployed service members through Soldiers’ Angels and fosters cats through a local non-kill rescue shelter. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.

Blog Tour Schedule
December 4th
December 5th
December 6th
December 7th
December 8th
December 9th
December 10th