Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use—when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer…Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry—Kylie’s ideal man. A hot, fun ginger boy would be worth breaking all the rules for, of course. And Kylie is sure Harry just needs the right, centering woman to settle him down. But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.
Or does it?
Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy—yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry—all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present? And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it…
“It’s impossible to remain calm when this gorgeous Ginger Boy is smiling at me.”
This book was fun, plain and simple. I loved the whole Prince Harry concept and that was what originally pulled me towards this book.
I loved Kylie the moment I started reading and we were BFF’s by page 2. She considers herself a strange person because she would rather be at home baking or sewing and that is exactly what I love about her, because for me that is normal. I rarely go on big drunken nights out, instead you can find me curled up on my couch with a book or baking treats full of sugar that I’m not allowed to eat (diabetes sucks!) and none of my family will eat because they are all on diets.
She is crazy organised (me too) and loves planning for her future but is too scared to actually do anything with her plans (I graduated in July and have all these plans for what I want to do but still find myself at home, working for my dads company, too scared to actually take that leap). I found Kylie so easy to relate to because she seams so real to me, which just made this book even more enjoyable for me.
“Sometimes you don’t know what you need until you find it.“
Harrison is another character that has made it onto my long list of book boyfriends! I love this guy. He is an ice hockey player and like a lot of sports characters I read about he hates the paparazzi and all the gossip stories about him and he swears he is different to all the other jocks who cheat on their girlfriends and wives and basically think because they are an athlete then they can do anything they want.
Most of these characters always ended up being wrong and make some big mistake, but Harrison doesn’t. He says that he is different and he truly is. He is kind and thoughtful and gives A LOT to charity, but at the same time he is manly and sexy and oh so hot.
“The only game I’m interested in playing is hockey. I would never play games with you.”
I’m not going to lie, you’ve read this story before. Girl meets boy, they start off as friends, they start dating, everything is going perfect, then something about their lives pulls them apart and we go through a chapter or two of them being apart and totally hating life, and then just like that they realise that they are meant to be together and everyone lived happily ever after.
Yes, it’s predictable. But aren’t all YA books? We read them knowing how they are going to end but theres something different with each one that makes us love them all differently. For me with this one it is Kylie, she is just written so perfectly that I find myself laughing, crying and blushing alongside her the entire way through the book.
“I’ll never let you fall, Kylie,” he says softly, his eyes locked on mine as he holds my hands in his. “I promise you that.“
The other reason I loved this book though was it made me inspired to stop being scared and get on with the things I want to do in my life. There comes a point in this book when Kylie has to decide whether to take the leap and stop waiting for the future to do everything she wants to do. I related to so much of her, and she really inspired me to go for it.
“You will always be my everything.“
I really loved this book, and it was a perfect read for a lazy Sunday afternoon spent on the couch in my pjs! It’s girly and cute with some sweet and steamy romance and a whole load of giggles. I really hope that we get more books with these characters in, but if not I will still definitely be reading more of Aven Ellis who has made my list of awesome authors!
Re-Readability: Yes! Yes! Yes!
I would recommend this book to fans of: NA Romance, books that make you giggle, cute romances, characters who play sports.
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting for Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.
Inspiration Playlist for “Waiting for Prince Harry”
C + C Music Factory, “Gonna Make You Sweat.” This was the first song mentioned in the book
The Zambonis, “Captain.” Dedicated to Harrison, captain of the Dallas Demons hockey team.
Kylie Minogue, “Love At First Sight.” Kylie never believed in this…until she met Harrison.
Muse, “Madness.” Kylie and Harrison both are huge fans of this Muse song.
Lady Gaga, “Paparazzi.” This song features in the book.
will.i.am and Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout.” The reaction most women have to Harrison
Jessie Ware, “Wildest Moments.” Music they listened to on their first date.
Tegan and Sara, “Closer.” Harrison and Kylie’s relationship develops through the book
Sara Bareilles, “Brave.” Both characters have to do so they can grow together.
The Zambonis, “Skate Around The World For You.” Hockey god, skating kind of comes naturally
Shakira, “The One Thing.” Which is how Kylie sees Harrison…
Andy Grammer, “I Choose You.” And I think this title says it all..
Have you read Waiting on Prince Harry?
What is your favourite book in which the main character plays a sport?