Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Coggs. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours.
PUBLISHER: Swoon Reads
DATE PUBLISHED: 16th May 2017
Chin up, Princess, or the crown will slip.
A theme park princess must put her life back together after her happily ever after falls apart in this contemporary YA romance from Karole Cozzo, author of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall and How to Say I Love You Out Loud.
Everything was supposed to be perfect. Alyssa has a job she loves, working as Cinderella at her favorite theme park; a fantastic group of friends; and a boyfriend who will no longer be long distance. But as the summer progresses, her prince becomes less charming and more distant, and Alyssa’s perfect summer falls apart.
Forced to acknowledge that life is not always a fairy tale, Alyssa starts working to pull her herself back together. Fortunately, she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her friend Miller’s support, she’s determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty princess. And with his help, maybe she’s finally ready for something better than dreams. Maybe she’s ready for something real.
A cute and fun summer contemporary novel with some important themes. Alyssa is the living the life of a quintessential princess in her character of Cinderella, but happens when happily ever after does not go the way she wants?
I was really disappointed in Alyssa’s character in the beginning. How she was so focused on Jake after what happened between them. As the book developed I began enjoying Alyssa’s character more as she came to realise that the Cinderella happily ever after she wanted is not the one she needed. The commentary on weight and body image is an important one in our current climate and I liked that this was touched upon in the novel.
I have always wanted to go to Disneyworld and have not been able to so far. Reading this book feels like the next best thing. I love that this book is based at a theme park similar to Disneyworld. The juxtaposition of the women in this book to the princesses they play at the park was a nice touch.
The friends to romance relationship between Alyssa and Miller was too sweet. I loved how he supported her and helped her work through what was happening in her life. I loved how this relationship developed.
A fun summer contemporary with important themes of body image, the setting was amazing and the relationship swoon-worthy. This is a novel for all those lovers of fairytale princesses.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karole lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her loving husband, exuberant little girl, and smiley little boy. She adores YA Romance, because it would be awesome if life in general had a requisite feel-good happy ending rule. Vices include obscene Haribo gummy consumption, addiction to Starbucks NF vanilla lattes, and tendency to hoard Bath and Body Works 3-wick candles.
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Print copy of The Truth About Happily Ever After
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Keep Calm and Read On,