Bookish Witch

Princess & Prejudice by Alisha Kay

Blurb (as on Amazon):

A not-so-fairy-tale romance!

They say opposites attract, but when Yuvarajkumari Jayshree Singh, Princess of Devgarh, and Dr Aryan Sharma meet, it’s more like opposites combust.

He thinks she is a bratty and entitled princess, while she thinks he is an uptight pain-in-the-ass, who needs to have the stick surgically removed from his rather delectable posterior.

When Aryan’s sister gets engaged to Jessie’s brother, they are forced to declare a reluctant ceasefire.

But the hostilities don’t cease. Instead, they erupt in an unexpected and unlikely gush of desire and longing.

With their families set to merge, Aryan and Jessie need to decide if his prejudice and her pride can be set aside long enough for the love they feel to blossom. Or will they spend eternity wondering if they’d missed their chance at happiness?

Author’s note: Princess & Prejudice is the second book in the Devgarh Royals series.

It is a funny, passionate, second chance Indian romance by the winner of the Amazon KDP Pen to Publish Contest 2020.

Genre: Fiction/Romantic Comedy

Pages: 192

Format: Kindle eBook

Price: ₹99/ $2.99

My Rating: 4.5/5

 Jayshree Singh (aka Jessie) is a privileged princess and Aryan Sharma is a self-made doctor. Despite the differences and their apparent dislike for each other, they can’t seem to avoid crossing paths every now and then. It doesn’t help that their siblings are getting married to each other. To add to it, Jayshree’s fiance and Aryan’s girlfriend are on a crusade of their own. Will Jayshree and Aryan be able to address and accept their attraction toward each other?

What I liked about the book:

  • We get a peek into Nivy and Veer’s life beyond The Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée (Devgarh Royals Book 1)
  • The banter between Jessie (Jayshree) and Aryan is definitely laugh-out-loud-worthy. For that matter, even Jessie’s internal dialogues are a hoot.
  • I absolutely loved how Jessie is not a heroine with conventional drop-dead-gorgeous looks. She is a curvy woman and Aryan finds her all the sexier because of it. These are the kind of heroines we need young readers to be inspired by; heroines who teach about body positivity, self-acceptance, and how all sizes are beautiful.
  • We see Jessie’s character growth from a spoiled privileged princess to someone who stands on her own and learns to accept and love herself the way she is.

What I did not like about the book:

  • The conflicts between Jessie and Aryan felt stretched and repetitive at a few points.
  • Many readers are claiming the book to be standalone but despite having read the first book in the series, I had to pause and recall the incidents that  interspersed. So I would not recommend reading this without having read its prequel.

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