REVIEW: Courted by Jennifer Chance


Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of music. A year ago, she deferred entering a prestigious graduate program to help her parents recover from a devastating accident. Now the deferment is expiring, but her parents still need her. Worse, every time she plays her audition piece, she mangles it. Is it too late to be the musician she'd always dreamed of? Should she even try?

Determined to get clarity, Emmaline accepts a friend's offer for a whirlwind European vacation. First Stop: a real live fantasy kingdom--the perfect place to sort wishes from reality.

Prince Kristos Andris was a respected captain in his nation's military... Was. In the wake of the tragic death of his elder brother, he's managed to avoid his duties as the new Crown Prince of Garronia for months. But now he must accept his responsibilities and leave his troops behind. Outraged at the restrictions of his new royal position, he'll do anything for one last adventure. So when opportunity suddenly lands in his arms in the form of a dreamy-eyed American girl, he embraces it (and her) for all he's worth. What's the harm in a quick fling, after all? It won't change what he knows he must do...

Only this is Garronia in the summertime, where passion has a way of ruining even the most sensible of plans.

Title:  Courted
Series:  Gowns & Crowns
Book #: 1
Author:  Jennifer Chance
Approximate Book Length:  227 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This is only book one, but I have to say I like it better than the Rule Breakers series already. It's great too, don't get me wrong, but I just love the fairy tale setting and the whole scenario was just fun. It was pretty light hearted while still getting you invested in the characters and their trials and I appreciate that immensely. The story itself was pretty predictable, but not in a boring way.

Kristos was a walking contradiction, which I loved, and Emmaline was a little neurotic and just so normal and relatable that I absolutely adored her. I would have liked maybe a little more honest communication between them though, I think it would have helped them, but they got where they needed to go. I can't wait for the next books!

Bottom Line:

Courted is a book that I completely got lost in and that left me wanting more in the best way. Pick it up for an awesome contemporary, romantic, real world fairy tale read!