Review: No Prince Charming (Secrets of Stone) by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue

No Prince Charming
(Secrets of Stone #1)
by Angel Payne & Victoria Blue

Once upon a time, there was a girl who dressed up and went to a big party at the palace. When she was there, she met a prince. They danced and fell in love…

Damn good line. Too bad I don’t believe a word of it anymore.

My name is Claire Montgomery, and I’m not a princess. I’m a fighter. I worked hard to earn my place on the emergency image repair team for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. We’ve been called to the renowned Chicago headquarters of Stone Global Corporation, where it’s our job to clean up a heap of the Stone family’s filthiest laundry. Our success will be the biggest victory of my career. I’m on my game. I’m ready.

Why doesn’t ready include a contingency plan for Killian Stone?

Loosely based off the Cinderella story, where the princess gets her happily ever after, No Prince Charming promises an alluring love spectacle between Killian Stone, who could be as stoic and hard as his name implies, and Claire Montgomery, lonely and afraid that her secret might destroy the life she’d been building with her dad.

Secrets of Stone is a beautiful series that I have had the opportunity to begin with No Prince Charming. Although I have to admit that I didn’t feel the Cinderella vibes at all in this book. (Except for Margaux, the evil stepsister). I loved how Claire and Killian’s story began and flourished. Killian’s hot and cold demeanor made him irrevocably hot and untouchable to my taste. I have to agree with Claire though, Killian Stone is nerve-numbing, bone-melting Alpha male and he lives up to that reputation. Claire, on the other hand, needed a little more push to the darker side. The PR Team that Claire was working with consisted of interesting characters, while the stepmom and stepdaughter definitely portrayed their roles magnificently.

And then there’s Lance and Trey, the other Stone brothers who’s got dirty tricks up their sleeves. Definitely worth knowing them in the next books!

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