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DescriptionMiss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after.
Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.
Gabriel likes his fiancée, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.
Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.
Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . .
Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . .
Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.
My ReviewAt first this book was really hard to get into, I guess because it felt so predictable. Or maybe I'm burnt out on Historical Romance.
But overall, the book and story were good. I felt like at times the story was moving to slow, but then all would be fine because you needed the extra details. I do like the fairy tale way of telling this story verses it being Historical Romance driven
Kate goes disguised as her(step)sister to meet the Prince, (sister's) fiance's uncle for approval of their marriage. She falls in love with the prince, but he is betrothed to a princesses. But everyone gets their HEA. Of course several people did notice that Kate did NOT look like her sister Victoria.
Kate has tons of personality and that is just awesome. She meets her godmother, after 23 years, and its an instant "match". She adores her godmother and her godmother adores her. Her godmother, Henry, acts like the mother she never had and a true friend.