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
4.4 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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  • Lex Buchanan
  • 08-14-20

Not your typical story but excellent all the same

It's not often I find a well done royal/commoner story! I loved the premise of the story, and fake dating trope is one of my absolute favourites. The angst and fluffiness of the story absolutely did me in. The characters were fun and creative. They were lovely and they had such a wonderful friendship that slowly built into something undeniably more. Charlie’s heart made me swoon. And his heartbreak was so painful. I loved every hurt that was then made all better. Ana did an excellent job with this one! Nathan continued doing an excellent job with this series. I really enjoyed his voice for Kris.

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  • Elle Kay
  • 08-07-20

Tremendous performance of a delightful book

Typically I shy away from books featuring royalty but I was determined to enjoy the entire Chester Falls series from its origins . . . so How to Catch a Prince it was. I was pleasantly surprised. The book moved along quickly and was enjoyable throughout. The characters, Charlie and Kris, were, although worlds apart, perfectly suited for one another. The side characters (family and friends of each of the MCs) were amazing (& built beautifully for a series). This was my first Nick Hudson audio, and it certainly won’t be my last. The accents were marvellous, the timing impeccable and the emotional inflections in his voice made this audiobook thoroughly enjoyable. I look forward to book 2 as Chester Falls is a wonderful setting and Ms. Ashley clearly knows how to build a milieu and engaging characters to fill it.

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  • L.D.
  • 08-02-20

Royal Love

How to Catch a Prince is the first book in the Chester Falls series, a contemporary MM romance series set in a small New England town. This book is full of fluff and romance, with enough light angst and low drama to give the plot a little umph. Just like a gay Hallmark movie, Charlie returns home to Chester Falls for his sister’s wedding. Unbeknownst to Charlie, the hot neighbor living next to him in his rented temporary room is Prince Kristof of Lydovia. Kris is in Chester Falls to hide from the press and lay low until he has a chance to attend the U.S. President’s Ball and fix his bad boy image. The last thing Kris expects to happen is to literally bump into the love of his life in a moment of chance. From the instant these two men lock eyes, there is no stopping the attraction and romance that sparks between them. But first they will have to get through obstacles and make hard decisions before they can get their happy ever after. I loved this book. It is the definition of a fluffy read full of improbable possibilities that you find in fairy tales. Kris and Charlie were great characters and their romance was both tender and sweet. I really enjoyed Ana Ashley’s writing style and found the book very easy to read and enjoy. Nick Hudson narrated the audiobook and did a fantastic job. He has a wonderful voice that’s smooth and melodic. He voiced all the characters perfectly and made each character sound distinct and unique so it was easy for me to follow along while listening. I loved the energy Nick put into his performance and I thought it was super cute the little bit of personality he added in the author’s end notes. I will definitely listen to more books by Nick Hudson. This book gets a big recommendation from me, especially if you want some sweet Hallmark-type romance fluff.

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  • PL
  • 07-31-20

Sweet and Romantic

A great start to the Chester Falls series. I adored Kristoff and Charlie - these two were cute together. I enjoyed watching both of them losing their hearts to each other. A romantic story with a fairy tale ending. Narrator was excellent and made the characters stand out.

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  • Bette
  • 06-05-20

Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 Sweet & Entertaining!

I enjoyed this sweet romance, it is an original story that is well written and well told. It grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end. The characters are well developed and easy to like and relate to. After the press releases some scandalous photos and news articial Prince Kristof “Kris” of Lydovia finds himself in hot water with his family. He is told to stay out of the limelight and goes to a small town in America to place where he can hide in plain site. When the 1st plan fails he is taken to Chester Falls and instead of a hotel with loads of amenities he is staying in an apartment in a building that is in the process of being renovated. When he was younger he always wished he could be an ordinary person, no media, no fan faring and special treatment, so he is happy for the opportunity now. Charlie is back in his home town, Chester Falls, for his sister’s wedding. He planned on staying in his childhood home but those plans changed when he found out his ex weaseled his way in, unbeknownst to his parents that they had split up. With not hotel’s available his friend hooked him up with an apartment, he same building where Kris is staying. And Kris fell for him right away, ok what really happened was that he fell on him. The two bonded instantly and liked spending time together. Charlie tells him about his ex and Kris will be his pretend boyfriend and date to his sister’s wedding. Kris does not want to ruin what is building between the two so he does not reveal who he truly is. Things are going great until someone calls him out. I loved how everything plays out in this book, it is greatly plotted and there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, sweet moments, heartfelt moments, some humor and fun times and some steamy romance. Ana Ashley, thank you for this fabulous story. Nick Hudson is a fabulous narrator and voice artist. He does an amazing job portraying the characters, bringing them to life giving each their own voice and personality. He sets the perfect tone for the story and captures the characters emotions, their passion, humor and drama which can be heard in his performance. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this fabulous listen🎧

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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.