by Pamela DuMond
Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her. Say what? How the heck is that going to happen? In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.
The goal? To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.
But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume. Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What’s an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick.
When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her. The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting. When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?
A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.
Meet Lady Elizabeth Billingsley. 24 years old, beautiful, kind-hearted, hates exercising, engaged to the Prince of Fredonia. Such distinct personality. If only it were all true.
Because Lady Elizabeth Billingsley, the almost princess with a heart doesn’t exist. She’s an imposter. A cocktail waitress. 21 years old. A Chicago native, fitness conscious, sugar-addict, animal lover, funny. And her real name is Lucille “Lucy” Marie Trabbicio.
Hired for a part-time job by Mr. Phillips and the real Lady Billingsley (who, for some reason, had an emergency situation in the USA thus unable to fulfill her duties in her homeland), Lucy was trained on how to act like real princess, had a full makeover (including a Brazilian wax), and familiarized herself with the who’s who in Fredonia. And in ten days or so, she was to be wed to the handsome Prince Cristoph Timmel, playboy extraordinaire and heir to the throne. Lucy believed that she could wing it. She’s the chosen one.. Heck, she’s the fucking one! What could possibly ruin this job?
One word. Nick. Gorgeous, blue-eyed, equally handsome but a better gentleman, Nick.
Oh, and there’s a new stumbling block in the plan – an attempt on the life of Elizabeth. Can Lucy still pull it off?
Oh, this has been a hilariously awesome book. Lucy cracks me up, she might just be the BFF I’m looking for. And her posse, the Ladies-in-Waiting, they’re the company I like to keep to myself. Seriously, I loved every bit of this modern-day romantic royal story. The author, whom I shall fondly call Lady Pamela DuMond can give Meg Cabot a run for her money. She’s a hoot and I love her for that! There are a lot of funny scenes in the book that had me laughing out loud. All the other characters were lovable, including the Labrador Retriever. The love triangle plot may be overrated, (I know I said I am getting tired of love triangles) but this time, I didn’t have a hard time choosing which one is good for Lucy. Because right from the start, I knew which guy deserves her. How they ended up together was really sweet and romantic. I can’t wait to read all the other books written by Lady DuMond.
Pamela DuMond is the writer who discovered and pitched the Erin Brockovich story to ‘Hollywood.’ She is repped for film and TV by Ensemble Entertainment. Her YA Time travel romance, The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One), has been optioned for film/TV. She writes stories with heart, romance, some tears and always giggles.
New Adult: Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1)
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy The Story of You and Me (Driven, #1).
YA: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, #1) a romantic time-travel thriller.
The Assassin (Mortal Beloved, #2) publishes early 2015.
The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, #3) hits shelves fall 2015.
Romantic, comedic mysteries featuring Annie Graceland — a psychic, female amateur sleuth: Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys
Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails – A Novella
Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys
Cupcakes, Paws, and Bad Santa Claus – A Novella
Annie Graceland Cupcakes Mysteries: Boxed Set Cupcakes, Diaries, and Rotten Inquiries (Available now for Pre-order.)
Non-Fiction Health and Beauty: Staying Young
Pamela’s also a chiropractor. She loves the beach, working out, TV, movies, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.
Find more info at www.pameladumond.com.