Once Upon a Princess

Narrated by: Fleur Strange
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Can true love be their crowning glory? Olivia Charlton is a princess who believes in love - not a high priority in a royal family hung up on tradition and duty.  

Meanwhile, village sweetheart Rosie Perkins has no time for affairs of the heart - she's just struggling to keep her cafe and life afloat.  

When Olivia heads to Cornwall to escape her royal duties for a few weeks, the two meet and sparks fly. But can a cafe owner and a princess truly end up with their own happily ever after when all the odds are stacked against them?  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss (P)2018 Tantor

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So cute!

Such a perfect romantic comedy book! Loved all the characters & the plot was cheesy but in the best, premium aged Gruyére kind of way. Really happy I found this last night. Worst panic attack in two years made me need a book such as this.

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Oh the looovvvveeee!!!!

I always am a sucker for a romance novel. Especially if it’s about princesses… Hint hint… Maybe there’s another one? The storyline moved very well… The narration was spot on… It was great...

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Feels like a Hallmark movie in all the best ways

A fun listen with interesting characters and all the romantic tropes you get in a hallmark movie but with two women in love, which is something I've been looking for for a long while.

Narrator really seemed to be enjoying herself too, which was nice.

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The Commoner Mets Her Princess

Rosie Perkins runs the Village Cafe and works hard to keep it going. Then a woman namer Charlie comes into her life. A fun and sweet romance with a spot on narration. Fun a sexy. Recommend.

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Just Amazing

I kept passing this book up when searching for my next book and that was a mistake. it is adorable and I want more.

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wonderful story!

I enjoyed this story. narrator gave each character a personality. two accomplished writers joining forces! nice work!

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A fun romance in desperate need of some whimsy

While this story is overall pretty fun, it suffers from what I deemed, 'a lack of whimsy'
the story is intentionally fairytale-esque yet it constantly tries to be realistic, with down to earth dialogue and rational characters.
while that is an interesting way to write a love story, it loses some element of 'fun' when it tried to dip it's toes into more fluffy aspects of it's romance.
a bit more of an appeal to emotion rather than logic could have bumped this story from a 3 star to a four star.

on a more positive note I loved the LGBT representation. The awkwardness was believable and I loved how the two leads danced around each other trying to probe for information on the others sexuality. that was funny and believable.
I also liked how the femenine gaze, a lot of the desire coming from them touching each other's biceps and sharing food.

overall a very sweet story that could have used 30% more whimsy.

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A wonderful journey

Brilliant and cute love story! Claire and Harper created a happy ever after for modern times that hits all the rights spots. Some laugh out loud comedy mixed with two amazing lead characters that will leave you satisfied!

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Cute!!!

Overall, good book. I enjoyed listening to it and exploring the characters as they went through their trials and tribulations. I felt the chemistry between the main characters and was just elated with them as they found their ways! The narrator was also good as well. She made the story come alive , allowing you to feel some of the emotions conveyed. I;d def recommend it!

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Very Good, but wanted more...

With 2 authors like Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss I expected soo much. they've written some amazing books (especially Bliss' "French Kissing" series!!!). Once Upon a Princess was still a very good listen...I just wasn't as happy with it as I had hoped. maybe I'm getting tired of the princess thing? also, the narration was great, but I wished Olivia's voice was a bit sexier...

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  • Lesley
  • 04-16-20

Absolutely wonderful!

I love Harpers books! I've read most of them but listening to them brings a totally different perspective. I recommend all of her books to my friends!

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  • Nanook
  • 12-30-19

Not half bad

The book suffers a little from ‘why use one word when 15 or 16 will do.’
Aside from that it’s an entertaining listen, and the narrator is largely inoffensive. Enjoyable.

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  • Chris Stoica
  • 11-25-19

Good story made confusing by narration

A nice and sweet story, romantic and a bit unrealistic, but that what makes it a nice book :-). BUT very confusing at times as the narrator keeps almost exactly the same rhythm and voice for ALL of the characters - at times I had to listen to certain parts 3 times in order to understand who said what. I would have loved it and rated it 5 starts if the narrator was Angela Dawn for example, this narrator has ONLY the British accent going for her.

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  • NGOC
  • 10-18-18

Just what I wanted

Felt in the mood for some lesbian romance lately and this was just that. Character development and dialogue could have been a little less cliche since the plot was mostly transparent though