Spotlight Review: HE'S NOT PRINCE CHARMING by LuAnn McLane
HE’S NO PRINCE CHARMING - LuAnn McLane
Tennessee - The Present
Former Pop Princess Dakota Dunn is fed up with the bright lights and big city of Los Angeles. No longer the cute little America’s sweetheart, twenty-five year-old Dakota needs a fresh start. She owns a fishing retreat in Tennessee and plans to go there to have some peace and quiet in order to write music and work on becoming a country singer.
Trace Coleman, the new manager of Dakota’s marina, is a former bull-riding champion who was badly injured and is now retired from rodeos. Dakota’s arrival is hardly good news to him; he figures she’s a princess who will make things difficult. But he’s hardly prepared for the gorgeous woman who immediately makes an impression on him. Will she make demands on him, or will she threaten the job he enjoys? Trace quickly puts up a barrier around him that Dakota finds confusing.
Slightly klutzy, Dakota sets out to get her life in order. If only the mice and spiders would go away! They have caused a few uncharacteristic moments for her involving Trace. Dakota soon makes friends with the marina’s cook, Sierra, who wants to be more sophisticated, while Dakota is trying to be less big city girl. They decide to help each other accomplish their goals. If only Dakota can get Trace to stop treating her like a princess!
HE’S NO PRINCE CHARMING is a quirky chick-lit tale that is filled with laughs. Each of the characters has a past he or she is trying to leave behind, and a future goal to strive for. Romance sizzles amid the piney lakeside resort. There are lots of slapstick events early on, and plenty of fun, too.