A prince disguises himself to find true love—
Prince Nolan has had enough of Princess Blythe—the woman to whom he has been betrothed since infancy—and her simpering letters. Does the princess truly not have a brain in her head? Never before has he communicated with someone who seemed so childish and spoiled. It was time he met her for himself, to decide if he could actually follow through with this marriage. But to do it right, she must not see how handsome he is. He needs a disguise—something that would show him her true nature.
Nolan asks an old herb woman to transform him into a creature that is disgusting to any female—a frog. The spell will last thirty days unless the princess does the impossible and kisses him. Now the true test begins. Will Blythe prove to be as monstrously annoying as he believes she is, or will he learn to see past his judgments and find a loving princess waiting for him?
Okay, so I like the real Frog Prince story, but this retelling seriously competes with it. The humor, romance, and overall setting of the book was wonderful. I can’t believe I have never read any of Jenni James’s other novels. They all look so good! I mean, a Jane Austen kick off–that is intriguing!
I actually got this on my Kindle for a car ride. Towards the end of our (my three sisters, my mom, and I) trip, we were all getting pretty bored. So, being the weird person I am, I decided to read the book aloud. We were only a few miles from our destination when I started reading so we only got a few chapters in. That meant that we would have to wait until our trip back to finish it. I definitely couldn’t wait to finish it!
On the trip back, we wanted to keep reading and reading to find out what happened. So…my mouth got very sore…very, very sore. I read aloud for like an hour or two straight. Well, it might not have been that long, but it felt like it!
Enough back story. To be honest, I wasn’t particularly fond of the cover. But, it was all right. And, just so you know, there is a scene in the story were Blythe and Nolan (as a frog) talk on the balcony. I think the cover deserves between 2 and 3 stars.
As for the story, it deserves 4 stars! Very intriguing and humorous read!
Title: The Frog Prince
Author: Jenni James
Author’s Website: http://authorjennijames.blogspot.com/
This review is written in my own opinions ands words.