Author: Aven Ellis
Narrator: Andrea Emmes
Length: 21 hours and 8 minute
Series: Modern Royals, Book 2
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Released: July 24, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
A modern princess. A charming commoner. Can they hurdle tradition to find true love?
Princess Elizabeth “Liz” of York isn’t interested in a fairy tale life. Determined to use her elite platform to champion children’s causes, she’d much rather raise awareness than find her prince. If only she could stop picturing one certain gardener with vivid hazel eyes….
When the relentless paparazzi invade her space, Liz’s crush comes to her rescue and steals her heart. Tossing aside centuries of tradition for something real, she takes Roman’s calloused hand and braces for the backlash. But after her progressive approach ruffles more than a few feathers, one member of the monarchy vows to keep the princess locked in her stylish but decidedly ivory tower.
Can Liz break through her birthright to find a powerful kind of love?
Aven began her publishing career in 2013 with her debut release, Connectivity. She currently writes hockey and baseball romances as well as a modern royal romance series.
Her books are designed to make readers laugh out loud and fall in love. Happily-ever-after endings and good-boy heroes are guaranteed.
Aven lives in the Dallas area with her family. She is a huge fan of both the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. Aven loves shopping and fashion and can spend hours playing with fragrances in any department store. She can be found chatting it up on social media, eating specialty M&Ms, and crushing on the latest outfit the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing.
Best Selling, Award Winning Audiobook Narrator, Andrea Emmes was born in Hollywood, Florida, grew up in both Tennessee and Rhode Island and started her career in musical theatre. She’s enjoyed an eclectic career as a singer, dancer, Vegas Headliner, Magician’s Assistant, a Recording Artist and a Video Game Designer.
A total book nerd, Andrea, now enjoys narrating all genres of audiobooks, especially YA, LitRPG, Mystery, Romance, and NonFictionat her professional home studio in San Jose, CA.
Her wide range of character voices and dynamic/emotionally invested performances has reviewers and listeners alike commenting on how she effortlessly pulls listeners in and has versatility and charisma.
Fun Facts: Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design; was a game designer for Disney Interactive; and gets her gamer-geek on playing games of all kinds!
The drizzle stops by the time I pull my Range Rover into the car park at the Cheltham House estate. The wind gusts, blowing golden leaves from the trees in the park across the street, sending them up and down in dips and swirls as they are taken on a new journey. I exhale as I turn off the engine. I watch a solitary leaf dance in the wind, passing my windshield and, as if drawn to it with a magnet, heading in the direction of Cheltham House. Hmm. Symbolism. I feel like that leaf, being drawn and pulled in a direction of somewhere new. The wind represents fate, pushing me where I need to be in this moment. I laugh out loud at my deep, philosophical thoughts. All without my usual cuppa, Twinings Earl Grey tea with a splash of milk, which is how I always start my day. I’m ritualistic that way. Cup of tea, always in a fun mug, sitting at my table and reviewing my notes for my appointments for the day. Except for today. I was too nervous for tea this morning.
Who would willingly want to be a princess?! Princesses are extravagant. They are of the utmost beauty. They are wealthy. They can make changes. That all sounds wonderful and quite fascinating, but at the same time, princesses born into royalty are…utterly lonely. You would think that they would have all of the attention that they could ever want, but when it comes down to it…living in the limelight all of the time is very lonely and no one can ever really see underneath the title. The public will see the princess and royalty, but do they really see what makes them happy or what their deepest and darkest secrets are? No, not really unless they flaunt it openly to the public. Ellis has a magical and swoon-worthy romantic comedy that will leave readers earnestly awaiting the next royal character’s love story.
Princess Elizabeth of York is quite wonderful to all except the queen. She is a champion for children’s causes, she is kind and follows the rules exceptionally well…that is until one sexy gardener catches her eye. Not being of royal title, Liz knows that she would be taking a chance if she let him take her heart. While she isn’t too thrilled to plunge into a romance, knowing that Roman may reject her flat out once the paparazzi sinks their claws into him, there is a connection that she desperately wants to explore. And if that isn’t enough to turn him away from her, her family will quite surely do the remaining honors. She just knows that there is absolutely no love worth that torment, but there is that inkling in the back of her mind that hopes beyond a sliver of a doubt that just maybe, she is worth that fight. Can their love for each other be that powerful?
Ellis has a magical and funny royal romance that readers will just eat right up! The characters are well developed. Most of them are quirky, imperfect, charming and loveable, allowing readers to truly relate to and understand their personalities and insecurities. Will he/she love me for who I am? Will he/she care what my family thinks of him/her? Will I be enough? Most of the aspects within this standalone are common fears, but have been heightened to accommodate nobility risks. Ellis ties everything in together at a steady pace; however, Emmes’ vocal relay is magnificent. She is able to draw readers in to each scene using clear and on-point accents along with lively character vocal differentiation throughout her storytelling. The Princess Pose is the second installment within the Modern Royals Series; however, each book can be read as a standalone since they focus on different characters within the royal family instead of a continuous story of one character. If you love romantic comedies and chick lit, this may be something that you’ll want to give a try.
An audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating to The Princess Pose by Aven Ellis.
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BOOK 2- THE PRINCESS POSE
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