How to Catch a Prince

Chester Falls, Book 1
Narrated by: Nick Hudson
Series: Chester Falls, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Romance
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Publisher's Summary

When you’re faking a relationship, the last thing you should do is fall in love...especially with a prince.

Charlie is back in his hometown of Chester Falls for his sister's wedding. What he needs is a date to keep him away from the wandering hands of his ex.

Prince Kristof of Lydovia, or simply Kris, needs an escape from the latest press scandal. Hiding away in an American small town doesn't mean he can't pretend to not be royal or be someone's boyfriend. Especially when that someone keeps falling all over him, literally.

Intense chemistry. A family wedding. Too many secrets.

When their fake relationship starts to feel very real, and the press closes in, how will Kris and Charlie handle the fallout? And when the truth comes out, will Charlie catch his prince, or will he let him go?

 Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends, lots of feels, and a happily ever after. 

This is book one in the Chester Falls series. How to Catch a Prince is a sweet and steamy MM romance novel with no cliff-hanger and a guaranteed HEA.

©2019 Ana Ashley (P)2020 Ana Ashley

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I'm not crying, you're crying!!

This book was epic and pulled all the right heart strings. Can I also just take a second to gush over Nick Hudon's voice, wow, just wow, he did such a good job with both Charlie and Kris's voice! Please read this book over and over and over again, especially on a gloomy day when you need copious amounts of heart barf moments! The end was beautiful! I haven't yet found another book with an HEA that leaves me in a moment of swoon, sigh and tears after finishing the book. This was so damn good! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Insta like

If you like no angst and instalove then this is the book for you. It’s so sweet and mushy that it’ll hurt your teeth. Great narration. Overall I recommend it.

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Wonderful story and awesome narrator!!!

Nick Hudon's voice was so wonderful he did such a awesome job with both Charlie and Kris's voice!

Charlie is an every day fellow and is attending his sister's wedding and because he wants to avoid his ex he needs a fake boyfriend. In steps Kris who is hiding out in Chester Falls who helps Charlie out with being his fake boyfriend.

The characters are well defined, funny and very kind. I really enjoyed listening to this story! I definitely recommend this audiobook!

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Fluffy fare

I think this book was fluffier than my quite-possibly cold, black heart is capable of being. I think if you're someone who likes over-the-top modern fairy tale insta-love romance with lots of earnest declarations of adoration and undying love within days of meeting, as well as inner monologues full of such flowery romance, then this is totally the book for you. I don't know if two grown men are capable of feeling & expressing themselves in this way, but what do I know? I suppose there are such creatures out in the world.
The narration was okay - the accents given to characters seemed inconsistent; there was an attempt to give Kris a vague Eastern European accent, which wasn't entirely necessary, as it was made clear that he had attended Harvard & it was said that he did not have an accent, but accents do help to differentiate voices. I wasn't sure about the other accents of characters, but they seemed to be...something. and it didn't always seem to be the same. However, the pacing was good & the emotion expressed was quite good.
All in all, if you're looking for a really light read & you're willing to extend your suspension of disbelief for schmaltz, it could be what you're looking for.

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They were so cute, I smiled through it all.

I was unable to put it down. Kris is a Prince in hiding thanks to his ex. Charlie is an every day fellow attending his sister's wedding trying to avoid his ex. So, Kris is going to be Charlie's fake boyfriend only he doesn't know Kris is royalty. The characters are well defined, funny, kind and strongly attracted to each other. Charlie's family is warm, helpful, accepting and very close. When they are outed by the press, they both have to do some fancy footwork. I am looking forward to the next book.

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loved it!

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes
Was there anything that didn't work for me? nope - thoroughly enjoyed myself !
What did I like about the story? Delightfully entertaining story with good pace and likeable characters - I loved Charlie's awkwardness and Kris depth of character... and everyone needs a best friend like Tom !

This is my first narration with Nick Hudson and it won't be my last. I enjoyed his performance and think he's done a great job narrating How to Catch a Prince. I had no problem distinguishing characters and the rhythm, inflections and intonations all worked to bring the book to life.

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Already hooked from book 1

The only bad thing I can say is that I have to wait for Book 2, not a cliff hanger but I am so in love with this family of characters I want to know all of their stories. Loved the couple so sweet so cute!

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Very Enjoyable

Adorably sweet. This is a make you feel good story. Prince Kristof hides out in Chester Falls only to met Charlie and the two literally fell over each other. Kris helps out Charlie in being his fake boyfriend at his sister's wedding only somewhere along the line their relationship turned very real. And after meeting some of the other characters I'm ready for more love from Chester Falls.
Narrator Nick Hudson does a fabulous job. You can really tell he loves what he does. There's a happiness in his voice that comes across in his narrations.

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Sweet royal romance

The characters in this royal romance were sweet. It had some moments that had a magical realism feel with symbolic plants, cute relationship growth with a fake relationship dynamic that played out without too much angst. I liked that the royal family was accepting of a gay prince. The family members who showed up were well developed and the interactions with paparazzi had a unique twist. The narration was good overall, but there were a few spots where a particular accent didn't work as well for me, still a fun listen though.

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awww so cute

what a beautiful love story!! Kris and Charlie were so wonderful together, they melted my heart in every scene. The side characters were great too and I hope they get their own stories. And I'm super impressed with the narrator, he really brought the characters to life . Bravo!

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  • JCT
  • 05-29-20

a sweet easy listen

I would compare this to something I would watch as a Hallmark movie. PG13 steam.

More interested in book 3 than book 2 so will wait for that.

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  • Alan
  • 05-29-20

Light and fun prince and commoner fairytale!

Prince Kristof of Lydovia goes to ground in the quiet town of Chester Falls, USA, after a huge media scandal in his own country. There he literally falls for Charlie during a clumsy encounter. Both men have been disillusioned by earlier relationships, but develop feelings for each other, although Kristof conceals his identity. There were no surprises here, the light and breezy plot was a very enjoyable read with pleasant characters and playful dialogue. 🎧 The fairytale story was the perfect vehicle for narrator, Nick Hudson, to bring his great sense of fun and his quirky talent for Eastern European accents.

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  • Emma Jane Marie
  • 05-27-20

So adorable!

Kris and Charlie are funny, cute and adorable together. This is my first book by the author and first book by this narrator. I love how Nick Hudson brought these characters to life!

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  • Magnus
  • 05-10-20

Nice

Ana Ashley & Nick Hudson made me want to vistsit Chester Falls. A sweet romance and easy listen with no major upsets in the story. Narration was good but Kris's accent comes and goes thought out the story.

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  • Drew
  • 04-15-20

A lite and fluffy story

Sometimes you crave an easy listening story without too much angst and over complicated plot lines. If you’re in that kind of mood, then this book is for you.

Basically, it’s man trips over another man, they become friends. Kris, who happens to be a prince hiding in rural America from the press while a scandal dies down, volunteers himself to be a fake date for Charlie, an artist who is currently working as a department manager and had to go back to his home town to attend a family wedding but doesn’t want any attention from his ex-boyfriend who will also be there.

The writing was good, the MC’s engaging and even a bit lovable. I enjoyed the narration, even the dodgy accent that I can only assume is generic eastern European.

The trope maybe an old one, but it’s a classic for a reason. Afterall, who doesn’t want to meet their prince charming?

All in all, don’t miss out on this delightful story.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my own request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • choccygrl
  • 04-04-20

Charming

A sweet, charming tale.
Fake boyfriends. Undercover prince. Small town romance.
A low angst, easy love story.
The narrator did a great job.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 03-29-20

My fair prince :)

A sweet, mild angst fake boyfriend story set in 2 countries.
Kris and Charlie are interesting characters - though I wished Charlie had a bit more backbone. There is a lot of chemistry between the 2 MCs and their romance progresses nicely - until untruths are revealed. The secondary characters are interesting; hope to see a couple of pairings in future books.
Nick Hudson is new to me. He gives a very memorable performance, distinguishing between characters, some with a bit of an accent (all well done). I would definitely look for more from both author and narrator :)

I received a copy of this book at my request. My review/opinions are my own and voluntarily submitted.

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  • Cassi
  • 03-28-20

Sweet low angst

This was a sweet easy listen. Perfect for what I needed right now, it gave me all the warm fuzzies but still kept me interested. The narrator was new to me but I enjoyed him and thought he portrayed the characters well.

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  • Leah jane
  • 03-27-20

good story

this is an interesting story. loved this book and am looking forward to reading the next book. I loved Kris as a prince and the whole m

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  • MaryD
  • 03-27-20

Sweet and lovely

Lovely mix of fake boyfriend and royal romance. So easy to listen to and enjoy. Just perfect for when you don’t want an emotionally heavy story. The author has a wonderful sense of humour, with one of the characters called Tom Jones and the throw away line of it’s not unusual.
Nick Hudson does justice to the characters giving them personality. I especially liked the Kristof’s accent.