Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: Harper Collins
This was like an old fairy tale played out in modern times. The prince falls in love with a commoner, and they are ripped apart. Only this was worse, because it was happening…
Who doesn’t want a real fairy tale?
Becca didn’t want to go to Europe, but her father insisted on it, thinking the vacation would make them all closer and be like a family. She wanted an escape though, she had been dumped, humiliated and betrayed by her boyfriend and best friend. But this was far out from her mind, being stuck with her father, steph mother and her brother Dylan. Then she meets Nicolai, a handsome man with an air of mystery. She didn’t know that she was spending time with a prince.
Nicolai may have everything a guy could hope for, except for one thing: FREEDOM, and he wanted to be free. Badly. He didn’t want to be crowned-prince anymore. Monarchy, for him, had long been gone. When he couldn’t have his parents listen to his cries, he decided to run away and experience the one thing he craved the most. He wanted to find himself, but he found someone else: BECCA. She had a poor-sense of direction, with a tinge of innocence that took his breath away. What’s more interesting is that, she didn’t know him.
Sparks flew as the make their way throughout Europe, making one adventure after another, trying to avoid the royal guards and of course, the media. However, Becca’s vacation will soon be over. What happens then? Will he go back becoming the crowned-prince, and her becoming a college student?
The ending – I didn’t see it coming, especially with Becca. I thought differently, but I was glad she made a decision of what she will do after her vacation. And as for Nikolai, things were finally starting to change with their parents, and compromises were drawn.
Royally Lost reminds me of a movie that I have loved so much when I was in my teens (yay) Prince & Me. But this time, instead of the prince coming to America, Becca was the one who went to Europe for a tour with her family. And readers are in for a grand tour in one of the most historically rich and beautiful continent in the planet. This book is an adventure you wouldn’t want to miss. No need of back packs, maps and passports because Becca and Nicolai will bring us to places we’ve seen in post cards and internet sites. Angie Stanton had vividly described each places as if I was passing through them. I loved the turns they make, and the places they visited.
This book reminds me of the feeling of being young and falling in love unexpectedly. It’s clean, sweet, romantic and one great adventure.
Angie Stanton never planned on writing books; she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural Wisconsin, with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history.
Angie is the author of six books including Royally Lost, Rock and a Hard Place, and Snapshot. She graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, and is a proud double finalist of the National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em.