I was born the youngest princess of a tiny country in the Alps, but I've never been any good at being a princess. I'm shy and bookish, and I don't know how to flirt. The only man I'm comfortable around is my best friend, Alex. I used to have a crush on him, but I don't anymore.
I absolutely don't.
Right now, I'm interested in a handsome French millionaire, but I need Alex to help me learn how to be attractive to men. He agrees because he's my friend, but he doesn't seem happy about it.
And I need to remember that Alex is just giving me lessons. He isn't the man I'm trying to win.
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The third story in the Rothman Royals series sees the youngest daughter Lisette realizing that the man of her dreams has been right under her nose her whole life. Best friends with Alex, son of the Rothman's administrator, Lisette laments to him that her shyness will prevent her from ever making a good marriage match. When her mother has a wealthy French family come to visit with an eye to a marriage between Lisette and their son Stefan, Alex offers to help her improve her confidence. But in close quarters, Lisette soon finds herself thinking of Alex as more than just a friend. Will this Princess choose her best friend over a Prince? I am really enjoying this series by Noelle Adams, with its fairy tale like kingdom of Villemont nestled in the Alps. Lisette is a really lovely character, a young woman who is very shy and struggles with the constant public appearances required by her family status. Her friend and confidant Alex is equally likable, a smart young man with a good head on his shoulders who plans to start his own business once he finishes his schooling. It's one of those situations where they've both developed feelings for each other over time, but neither has wanted to admit it to the other. Lisette fears rejection and the loss of her friend, and Alex believes that he isn't of a high enough social class to be an acceptable match for Lisette, from her parents perspective. A tentative approach by Lisette when she was sixteen was rebuffed by Alex so she never tried again, but once she got over the embarrassment, they were able to go back to being best friends. Alex's attempts to help Lisette catch Stefan's attention include giving her conversation advice, some fun shopping (in which Lisette makes some more daring clothing choices than her usual laid back and casual ones), and eventually suggesting that they pretend to be intimately involved to make him jealous. That last bit backfires though, as it sparks flames between Lisette and Alex that can't be easily ignored. They share some sexy scenes together, and make some choices that could end in heartbreak, if not for support from some surprising sources. There is a delightful happy ending for this well matched couple, and a sweet epilogue. If you like lighthearted and sexy novellas with modern twists on royal romances, you'll enjoy this series.
With A Princess In Waiting, Noelle Adams flexes some serious comedic muscle. Lisette is awkward, unsure and sweet. Not necessarily the conventional picture of a princess, but a totally irresistible fit for a heart stealer. Alex is the man of her heart. Best friend, childhood crush and love tutor are all roles he has played in her life, but could the clueless princess be missing out on the man of her dreams? I love to read authors who are always finding new directions to explore and Noelle Adams is always growing. From angst to inspirational and comedic, light hearted fair, I couldn't help but fall for A Princess in Waiting.
This is the third book of the Rothman Royals series, but can be read as a standalone. However, the series is so good that you will want to read them all. Lisette is an introvert princess, very shy and bookishy. She always had a thing with Alex who is an employee of the palace and a longtime friend. They get along great, but Lisette is getting the pressure to assume a more active whole in the family and is introduced to the son of a family friend. From then on begins a sweet story of two friends that turn into lovers. Only Noelle Adams can bring to the table such a wonderful tale of love, friendship which is sexy too! I recommend the series and this book and you will not regret it.