Reign or Shine
by H.J. Welch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The 2nd of the Rossavia Royals books centres on the 2nd son and 2nd in line for the throne, Prince Cassander. It is also a lovely, tropy prince of a guy and a sweet but hesitant commoner - this time from America.
Cassander is the 'responsible' child of the family, the one always picking up the slack and rescuing his brothers. He's the one their parents call to 'fix things'. But Cas is tired of being the go-to guy for when his siblings screw up. He's tired of fixing their mistakes and covering for them. He's tired of being the stand in. So when things get too much he escapes into the city and puts on a hoodie and sunglasses, ditches the royal life and pretends to be a commoner called Cas.
Matty Doyle has never set foot out of NYC but he's come to Rosavia because his sister is sick - fighting a reccurance of breast cancer - and her daughter is an archery prodigy who won a placement in a highly specialized summer program in Rosavia. So Matty stepped in, stepped up and escorted his niece to a foreign country. It also helped him get his mind off a bad break up and his own self doubts and poor sense of self worth.
But their luggage gets lost and his neice doesn't have a bow - or clothes and he's trying so very hard to keep it together. Enter his knight in shining armor - Cas 'Rosavia' to save the day and take Matty under his wing and show him the delights of Rosavia while Matty's neice spends her days hitting targets. Little does Matty know Cas is an actual, honest to god _prince_. Until they're discovered and Matty's Cas is revealed to be Prince Cassander.
This is another love conquers all story and another sweet, funny read. Highly reccomend the whole series. View all my reviews