how to catch a prince book coverReviewed by Meg Massey

American heiress and journalist Corina Del Rey is still mourning the loss of her twin brother Carlos, who died while at war in Afghanistan. There are mysteries surrounding her brother’s death that have destroyed her once tight-knit family. The one person that could answer her questions about her brother’s death is Prince Stephen of Brighton, to whom she was once secretly married. That is why, after five years, she is stunned to come face to face with him when he travels to Florida to find her.

Prince Stephen has tried desperately to forget his time at war, and his grief and guilt over the loss of his friend Carlos. He has thrown himself into his life as a professional rugby player. Prince Stephen is also constantly remorseful about pushing away the only woman he ever loved. But then he receives notice that his marriage to Corina was never annulled. If he wants the marriage to be over before his coronation, Corina must agree to sign annulment papers. But when he encounters Corina, she has stipulations for signing the papers; she wants Prince Stephen to reveal what he’s hiding about her brother’s death.

Meanwhile, Corina’s editor is trying to discover the connection between Prince Stephen and Corina, so she sends Corina to Brighton to cover a movie premiere. Will this bring Prince Stephen and Corina closer? Or will the secret that plagues Prince Stephen rip them apart forever?

How to Catch a Prince, the third installment in author Rachel Hauck’s Royal Wedding Series, is a fine continuation of the story of Brighton. The story of Corina and Stephen is a complicated one. Readers will be heartbroken at the current state of their relationship, especially as the author provides flashbacks to the beginning of their relationship. Despite the difficulty of the situation, readers will be uplifted by Hauck’s beautifully weaved love stories, her enchanting characters and a suitable ending for all.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Zondervan. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.