Karina Halle is an amazing writer. She’s written some of my favorite books, and every one of them has made me feel emotional in one way or another. I discovered her a while ago when she wrote a book titled Smut about two college students deciding to make money by writing romance novels together. I fell in love with it and started devouring every book of hers I could get my hands on.
The Swedish Prince came out in late March. It’s already considered a best-seller on Amazon. I’ve been excited about this release for a while so I downloaded it right away and started reading, everything else on my TBR list be damned!
Here are some bad ass quotes to get you started:
“It’s always hard to talk about that because do you really stop being someone’s friend when they’ve died? She’s never stopped being my mother, even though she’s not here anymore.”
“I could kiss you for a thousand days and it still wouldn’t be enough,” he says. “I could gaze at you for a million days and it wouldn’t be enough. I could touch you, taste you, be so deep inside you that you’re fused to my skin, do this forever and it still wouldn’t be enough. Forever with you isn’t enough.”
“I think that’s what love is, always needing someone. Needing doesn’t have to be a bad thing or a weak thing. It’s just part of living. We need air to breathe and food to eat. We need certain people in the same way. In the end, it’s what keeps us alive.”
Maggie McPherson’s life came tumbling down after a devastating phone call. She was ripped from her life, running home to pick up the broken pieces left behind by the death of her parents. A year later, and she’s doing the best she can to raise her siblings with the help of her younger brother. But everything changes the moment she accidentally walks in on a customer naked at the La Quinta. She’s surprised and intrigued by him, but dashes out, thinking she’ll never see him again. She really has no idea what’s in store for her with this handsome stranger.
What I Didn’t Like:
Honestly, there wasn’t much about this novel I didn’t like. Everything about it was so perfect, including the drama of the story.
If I were to name like two, they would be:
- Viktor seemed to use sex as a way to solve their problems multiple times in the story instead of talking it through or saying how he felt. I know it’s common in romance novels for the hero to act that way since men often see sex as intimacy. Women enjoy reading about heroes like that as well since, I assume, we’d like to believe in a fantasy world that problems could just be solved by orgasms.
- Viktor took a very long time to actually tell Maggie how he felt. He wasn’t very brave when it came to her, but I understand why it was terrifying for him, and I think it added to the length of the story.
What I Liked:
- The sex scenes are sexy as hell!! And plentiful. Pretty sure I was on fire during certain scenes, and they were well spread out in the story.
- Viktor is an effing perfect prince. This story is seriously like a modern day fairytale with the way he whisks her away. Cinderella meets Prince Charming 100%.
- Maggie was so sweet and such a kind person. The way her character was written made me truly feel she deserved to be rescued by a prince.
- There was plenty of humor in this novel. The children are so cute, and I loved their interactions and growth throughout the story.
I would definitely recommend this novel. The Swedish Prince is sweet, funny, and romantic. Also, we can’t forget sexy as heck!! Halle did a great job with this one and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next, assuming it’ll have another sexy, foreign hero (that seems to be a theme in her writing).
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Until next time 🙂