Zoe May: How (Not) To Date A Prince


Today I’m delighted to be part of the anniversary blog tour for How (Not) To Date A Prince. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.


‘A must-read modern fairytale!’ Lisa Dickenson on Perfect Match

Surely fairy tales don’t happen in real life?

After being jilted at the altar, high-flying journalist Sam doesn’t believe in love any more – and she certainly doesn’t believe in fairy tales! So, when she’s asked to cover the Royal Wedding, it’s the last thing she wants to do.

And when she crashes into a ridiculously handsome stranger,  Anders, later that day, things are going from bad to worse. But as the big day draws closer, Sam finds herself being swept up in the excitement – as well as swept off her feet by Anders!

But there’s something that Anders is hiding from her – and when he finally reveals his secret, might Sam just have the happy-ever-after she never thought she wanted…?


I’m not a massive fan of weddings (especially Royal ones) but May did plenty in How (Not) To Date A Prince to (almost) change my mind. As Sam begins her research for her articles on Holly and Isaac’s wedding, she tries on dresses, samples wedding cake and looks at flower arrangements  The descriptions are so clear that I found myself completely swept up in wedding fever, able to see, taste and smell all the delights that the occasion had in store.

The central character  Sam, is incredibly easy to relate to, in fact, she could be me. She’s a little nerdy, not entirely comfortable with glitz and glamour, and even hails from the same area in which I grew up. This made it impossible for me not to hope for the best for Sam, and hope that she would eventually be happy. She does get herself in some interesting situations, which give the book its humour, often in the form of laugh out loud moments.

Whilst How (Not) To Date A Prince is full of humour  there are also some serious moments that May uses to address some important issues. Sam’s work with tbe Phoenix Centre highlights the difficulties faced by those experiencing poverty, homelessness and issues with drug and alcohol abuse. These are important issues in today’s world and I am glad that May uses this opportunity to explore them in more detail.

How (Not) To Date A Prince is available from Amazon.

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