Part-time Princess

Part-time Princess

by Pamela DuMond

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BN ID: 2940150761582
Publisher: Pamela DuMond
Publication date: 08/11/2014
Series: Royally Wed Romantic Comedy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 205,750
File size: 744 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Pamela DuMond can’t pick between writing swoony romance, dark romance, and books that make people laugh. Therefore, she writes them all.

Pam pitched the ERIN BROCKOVICH story to 'Hollywood.’ Her books have been adapted into mobile games by Chapters Interactive Stories, optioned for film /TV, and featured in Glamour UK. A Midwestern girl at heart, Pam lives in So Cal where she’s busy reading, writing, and being bossed around by two cute, opinionated cats. Sign up for Pamela DuMond’s newsletter and get the news first.

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Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
TheBookNookBlog More than 1 year ago
Lucy Trabbicio recently lost her job and is searching for a new occupation to help keep her beloved uncle in Assisted Living. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to secretly impersonate her for a few days and keep the attention of Cristoph, the prince of Fredonia. After a beauty makeover and extensive training, Lucy travels to Fredonia as Lady Billinglsey. During the flight overseas she encounters a gorgeous man who has a romantic history with Elizabeth. Little does she know that he is Nick, the other prince of Fredonia! Lucy does her best to act as Elizabeth and struggles to balance her new love life between the two princes. She soon develops feelings for Nick, the man she cannot have and battles between her heart and her head. Can Lucy complete her secret mission, or will she be exposed for fraud and leave broken hearts in her midst? "Part-time Princess" was a romantic comedy with a fairy tale ending. The hilarious character dynamics, plot twists, and gorgeous princes made for a great love story. As a reader, I enjoyed the variety of personalities that the characters had and the variety of scenarios the Lucy encountered while on her adventure. I cannot wait to read more about Lucy's fairy tale!
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
When you life falls apart and you hit rock bottom with others depending on you to take care of them what will you be willing to do to make that happen? Lucy had to ask herself that question she finds she does have limits as she crosses off one ad after another until one catches her eye, she applies and is given the job. It sounds so easy but as we know things never come easy for Lucy it is no different. She is pulled into a world wind of royalty, lies and deceit which add tons of humor that will make you laugh out loud along with a few OH MY’s. One man chases her, another wants to marry her but neither know she is impersonating Lady Elizabeth. One wants her for what she brings to the table the other wants her because he is attracted to her. Only one can win the hand of the lovely Lady Elizabeth or maybe neither. First Lucy must get through this mess for a week or two until Elizabeth comes home. One week adds to another and then another until you have one big mess that leads to a wedding you don’t want to miss. The narrator does a good job at narration, at times she does seem child like. When Lucy is in character I would have thought she would have had the airs and tones of Elizbeth but when she is talking she has her own voice which was a little confusing at first. She does have great character voices, once I got past Lucy keeping her voice I always knew who was talking and what they were feeling. Her male voices were as nice as her female ones. Her tones and emotions were pretty good it didn’t take you long to start laughing as Lucy got into one mess and then another. The narrator really bought this to light giving a good listen. There are no background noises, no repeating of words and if any breaks were taken I could not tell. She did have me hook as she portrayed Lucy and her mixed emotions of being Elizabeth trying to be more like her but slipping up and being herself. All in all she made the listen enjoyable and kept me smiling and laughing. The author gives you a delightful tale of mixed feelings, uneasiness as one women takes on a nation trying to be their princess. She fools so many but at the same time they know something is different. It isn’t easy to lie to so many you have come to love. I thought the author really put some time and thought into this story giving a compelling listen that holds your attention and keeps you laughing and at times on edge. There are a few heart stopping moments as danger comes near. The twists and turns are a delight but at times I thought it was a little long. She does keep the story interesting and at times your heartbreaks why at other times your throat is in your mouth waiting to see the outcome. First one prince pulls her in and then another. I did enjoy the mystery of Nick the handsome hunk who is a big flirt. I loved the scenes on the plan and in the park. I will tell you this one you will fall deeply in love with one man who wants Elizabeth and not so much with the other one. I really enjoyed the many different characters they add so much to the story. It was well worth your time and is totally enjoyable. The ending is heartbreaking and then the author twists it around making you smile big and loving every bit of it.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
If you can't appreciate a heroine who's got to learn to stop walking like a linebacker, and instead prance like a Princess, you might not appreciate this story. Disclaimer: I'm personally acquainted with the author. This story is light and funny, in the best tradition of chick lit, with a couple of seriously hot Princes, a puppy, and a cadre of Ladies-in-Waiting who rock. I kept laughing through the whole thing, and loved that this faux Princess gets her HEA. Accept no substitutions!!
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
What's a girl to do when a man is being an asshat? She dumps a pitcher of beer over his head, of course. But when you are a waitress and do that to a customer, you are suddenly not a waitress anymore. Lucy, the ex-waitress, needed money to keep her uncle in an assisted living center so she took a part-time job impersonating Lady Elizabeth Billingsley of Fedonia. Lady Elizabeth had to be away on urgent private business. Not wanting anybody to know, she hired Lucy to fill in for her. Lucy also had to keep Prince Cristoph interested in Elizabeth which was no easy task when the Prince was known as The Playboy Prince for good reason. This job was only for 10 days, so, needing the money, Lucy agreed to do it. Besides, she got a free makeover and two of Elizabeth's staff would be with Lucy to advise her at all times. But things didn't go according to plan. I enjoyed this romantic fairy tale. It was fun watching Lucy be transformed into a Lady. She had to learn to walk and act properly. I chuckled when she practiced her royal wave on people. Her Ladies-in-Waiting were great. They were strong, smart women who were a tremendous help to Lucy. As was Mr. Phillips. Even with all these people in her corner, things didn't always go well for Lucy. Like when someone tried to kill her (Elizabeth). Then there were the two Princes. Lucy was falling for Nick but she was supposed to be interested in Cristoph - or Elizabeth was because she was promised to him at birth. This is a funny story but it has a lot of troubling scenes, too. The terrific ending helped to make this a winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, well written, very good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet and sassy royal romance. The book was a good read with unexpected twists. Likeable down-to-earth woman meets handsome princes. I will definitely read other books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps getting stuck on different pages I have to jump ahead a page or two to get it to work only for it to get stuck again. Was able to get To page 27 before I gave up. Seems like a good story but don't feel like missing have of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*3.5 stars* Part-time princess can be pretty entertaining as long as you don't overthink it. If you put too much thought into it you'll start wondering how it's possible that not even her own family realizes it's not really Elizabeth and many details might not make total sense, but don't let it bug you. There is a whole other side to the book that makes up for it. It is just not meant to be realistic or deep but rather a light, humorous story.  I liked the ending but I would've liked to know more about what happened with the real Elizabeth. Perhaps that is something that will be covered in the next book. I have so many questions about her and her family and what ended up happening to Fredonia.  As far as the characters goes, I really loved Nick. Cristoph on the other hand, I thoroughly disliked -but I still wanted to know more about him. So maybe we'll just need to wait for the next book to get more answers. Overall, a pretty funny and enjoyable read! *I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Loved it! This is a predictable story of an unemployed cocktail waitress that takes a job as a part time princess. Two princes vie for her attention - one she should want and one she really wants. While this follows a predictable pattern, it is so well written that I just couldn't put it down. It was a fun and funny story that made me smile. It's just a wonderful and feel good story. I enjoyed it so much that I am going to look for more by this author. She is now on my must read authors list. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Lucy! I loved her determination and her willingness to go the extra mile. This book is like Ms. Congeniality meets Bridesmaids! The romance was swoony and the Ladies-in-Waiting were hilarious! Loved it!
Karens_Book_Haven More than 1 year ago
I was in the mood for a fun light read and this fit the bill completely. I love how sassy Lucy is. She’s had a rough trot during her childhood and now she’s desperate for a job since she tipped crappy Margueritas on a patrons head. She just didn’t think she’d land the job of her dreams – to be a part time princess for when the real princess needs a stand in. Can’t be too hard can it?  The offer of a makeover and wardrobe expenses is all Lucy needs to hear to convince herself to take on the job … that is until she finds out what’s involved. She’s on a mission to become princess ready and worthy.  The blurb states ‘A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending’ and I couldn’t have written that better myself. I was snickering out loud, willing Lucy on to make the right decision. This is a flirty fun read and is best suited to teens. I was provided a copy of this novel for my honest opinion. Getting this for free did not sway my thoughts in any way.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About 240 pages
TheUndomesticFangirl More than 1 year ago
The story starts when Lucy, a young hard-working American (perfectly ordinary), was fired from her job and was luckily employed by Elizabeth, who is coincidentally a real-life Princess. Lucy will have to be Elizabeth for 10 days. But then, days became weeks and weeks became months. What will happen next? Especially if Lucy learns that Elizabeth’s not returning to Fredonia. She will have to pick between two gorgeous Princes. I know right? What an unfortunate situation she’s in. Not. But I must agree that she needs to make a hard decision. The only thing I disliked about this was the impersonation thing. It’s a bit tacky that Lucy and Elizabeth look so much alike (without any surgery and stuff) that Lucy was never suspected to be an impostor. I absolutely adored Lucy Trabbicio. She didn’t automatically think of Nick’s physical appearance when they first met. She doesn’t judge a person by their looks. When she saw a gorgeous guy, she didn’t describe him as such. She described him as a pervert riding first class in British Airways. She was also hilarious. Her character flawlessly executed quirky scenes. It had me laughing at the right time. Also, there’s an invisible relationship between Lucy and Elizabeth. They were helping each other without really intending to. The love triangle in this story has a historical/regency romance feel to it. She was promised to another man but fell in love with the other. The romance was just right. So right that it was difficult to pick between Nick and Cristoph. Good thing Lucy picked for us. Ha! A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance  ,twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending. It sure is! Readers of swoon romance, romantic comedy and modern day fairytale will surely love the first installment of the Ladies In Waiting series! Part-Time Princess is a perfect combination of Pamela’s take to Princess Diaries and Princess and The Pauper.
OldVictorianQuill More than 1 year ago
‘Part-time Princess’ is the perfect feel-good book! There was just something about it that ticked all the boxes for the perfect fun, exciting and intriguing New Adult book, and I honestly felt so light after finishing it, that it was like I was walking on air for a week after, as I kept thinking about the book and smiling from the memories of the great story and the loveable characters. Lucy was the best heroine for this book. I loved how we were introduced to her life before she was taken on her unforgettable journey, because it really made me sympathise with her and really root for her to get the best she could out of life. When she is offered the job by Elizabeth to impersonate her, I could feel myself groaning even as I was laughing and rolling my eyes, as I just knew this had to be the most ludicrous plan Elizabeth could have come up with, which made the story all that more fun and exciting as Lucy begins her training and eventual move to Elizabeth’s homeland. In everything I’ve read by Pamela DuMond she always does a wonderful job of so beautifully entwining the fun and humour in the book with the emotional and heart-aching aspects. I really felt this way when I saw how Lucy was struggling, and how she was determined to keep strong even after she was treated badly in her last job. What really made this book the gem that it was, was the addition of the amazing side characters like the ladies-in-waiting, who always cracked me up and had me dying to be part of their group, and Mr Phillip Phillips, whose proper ways and sudden disk surgery on his back always added a little humour, even in serious circumstances. I loved the protectiveness he had for Lucy, even though he didn’t show it in the most traditional of ways. And no book is complete without two princes vying for the heroine’s affections! And oh boy was this fun to read! We first meet Nick when Lucy is travelling under the guise of Elizabeth, and immediately I loved his cocky ways and bad boy persona, and couldn’t wait to get to know him better, and to see how Lucy was going to fend him off. Prince Cristoph just had me rolling my eyes at how immature he could really be. I was rooting for Nick immediately, but I couldn’t help but laugh at all of Cristoph’s scenes with Lucy because he was just so bad at seducing her and obviously didn’t comprehend that there was anything wrong with him seeing other girls. This was the most amazing, fun and exhilarating book that I have read for a long time, and I can’t wait to see where the Ladies-in-Waiting series will take me next (but hopefully it will show me a little bit more of Nick!) If you are looking for a rom-com with a little something extra, then look no further! 5 Stars!
BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
Lucy is now out of a job after being fired from her cocktail waitress gig at Mad Dog's biker bar. After combing through the help wanted ads she accepts a part-time gig to impersonate Lady Bilingsly who is being pursued by a prince only for political reasons. While she tries so hard to pull of this epic switcheroo and keep her true identity a secret, she meets someone and falls in love. Unfortunately he isn't the man "she" is supposed to marry. Now she's in over her head and her employer isn't coming to her rescue. This is a fun, light read with lots of humor and a prince and the pauper like feel. Lucy and the ladies-in-waiting will have you laughing out loud while the real Elizabeth and Zara will have you ready to wring someone's neck. I thought the romance needed a bit more development. There didn't seem to be enough time spent together to get Lucy and her man where they were at the end of the story. The rest of the characters were awesome and very well developed. And, there's no cliffhanger! *I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Lucy Trabbicio. She was down on her luck and really needed a job. You see, Lucy didn't take kindly to obnoxious men in a bar and dumped a pitch of water down drinks on a specifically nasty piece of works head. Leaving her in a quite a predicament. When a once in a lifetime chance comes up to save her financial situation, Lucy reluctantly jumps on board. You'll never guess what her part time job entails and she can't tell you because she's under contract with a gag order...but I'll let you in...she's got to impressionate a princess for 10 days. Part-time Princess was a fun, laugh out loud, story. The characters are outrageously quirky. With my family giving me funny looks for my unprovoked smiling, I rather enjoyed taking a diversion with this lite and humorous reading.  The comedy was spot on but the romance was a little under developed. Guess I was too busy laughing to really feel any character connection. A fun, sexy, story packed with belly laughing humor Part-Time Princess was a very entertaining read.
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