Here we go, my first read of 2019, being reviewed!
Blurb: This book is set in Paris in 1927 and is about a young man, Dinu, who comes to explore his desires and wants, he is set to Paris to try the Bohemia lifestyle by his well off Father, in hopes that he may even perhaps churn out a novel. Well as many of those living the Bohemia life, Dinu finds love, but what happens after Paris?
I have to admit, I read The Prince’s Boy in under three hours, and I enjoyed every moment of it. On Goodreads, I gave it 3/5 but I would say it’s really 3.5 (I seem to really like the number 3.5).
Points I loved about it:
-The romance was poignant and it felt true to how it can feel to be in love. The ups and downs.
– I wasn’t completely sure what sort of ending it would have
-Paul Bailey did a great job in making you feel you were in Paris in 1927.
There are more, but I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone who would like to read it.
I should say now I’m not a huge fan of romance novels in general, so I was unsure of what I would find. However, this was a love story, and it showed.
Why not 5 stars? Well, it had its downfalls, whereas I felt it was written like someone in love going through all the cycles of it, it felt at times like you were disconnected from the main character and there was never enough of the actual ‘Prince’s Boy,’ he felt so alienated to me like the main character could at times and it left an unsatisfied feeling in me when I reflected at the end. It’s no literary masterpiece but a love story of two men who completed each other in all the lovely and sometimes sad ways people do when in love, in a time where their love was at best ignored by the world.