Friday 21 May 2021

How to find a princess by Alyssa Cole

Narrated by: Karen Chilton

Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins

Release date: 05-25-21

Publisher: HarperAudio

Contemporary romance

To review

The narrator did a good job, I felt her voices were distinct and it was easy listening to. It is someone I would listen to again.

Bez is looking for an heir to the throne of Ibarania, and comes to investigate Makeda.

Ok, so first, wouldn't it be better to investigate her maybe grandfather? Who knows who he might have married and gotten kids with after this. But ok for the story it is Makeda (her gran had a fling with a maybe prince and thinks Makeda should go for it since there is this whole Become our Prince/Princess and get some cash).

Makeda used to be a doormat, no more. So FU Bez. Makeda is going nowhere. She insults Bez, Bez tries to win her over.

Then came to meh part, the journey they take. It was SO long. And nothing happens, and everything happens in the last 5%. I would have wanted more there.

I did like that it takes time for them to fall for each other, as it should. And it gives Makeda time to wok on herself and not be such a pushover. And I liked how Bez was just so warrior!

I enjoyed it (though maybe less ship next time).

Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she's in the mood for is to rehash the story of her grandmother's infamous summer fling with a runaway prince from Ibarania, or the investigator from the World Federation of Monarchies tasked with searching for Ibarania's missing heir.

Yet when Beznaria Chetchevaliere crashes into her life, the sleek and sexy investigator exudes exactly the kind of chaos that organized and efficient Makeda finds irresistible, even if Bez is determined to drag her into a world of royal duty Makeda wants nothing to do with.

When a threat to her grandmother's livelihood pushes Makeda to agree to return to Ibarania, Bez takes her on a transatlantic adventure with a crew of lovable weirdos, a fake marriage, and one-bed hijinks on the high seas. When they finally make it to Ibarania, they realize there's more at stake than just cash and crown, and Makeda must learn what it means to fight for what she desires and not what she feels bound to by duty.


  1. I'm curious about this one. I've wanted to read more Alyssa Cole, so though it sounds like not you didn't quite enjoy it as much, it definitely piqued my interest more.

    1. Good parts, and sadly very boring parts. Not the Cole to start with

  2. I like this series but good to know it's more about the journey and the romance is slower.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. Although a bit too slow on that ship, ugh ships

  3. I haven't read it but glad you enjoyed it for the most part.

  4. Nice to hear you enjoyed this overall, even with some issues with pacing.

    1. I would more put it to that ship, nothing fun happens on a ship

  5. I do like stories where we see the character grow like that, and refuse to be a doormat any longer.

  6. This one was a huge let down for me. I really wanted to like, but it was boring and I didn't like Bez much at all.

    1. I liked parts, I could totally have skipped the WHOLE ship and I wanted a longer ending

  7. I really want to read this author and was curious about this one. It sounds like it would be worth a read.



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