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A Princess for Christmas: A Novel (Paperback)
"A perfect combination of sweet and sexy moments makes A Princess for Christmas an unputdownable read!"--Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author
From USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday comes a modern fairy tale just in time for Christmas about a tough New Yorker from the other side of the tracks who falls for a princess from the other side of the world.
Leo Ricci's already handling all he can, between taking care of his little sister Gabby, driving a cab, and being the super of his apartment building in the Bronx. But when Gabby spots a "princess" in a gown outside of the UN trying to hail a cab, she begs her brother to stop and help. Before he knows it, he's got a real-life damsel in distress in the backseat of his car.
Princess Marie of Eldovia shouldn't be hailing a cab, or even be out and about. But after her mother’s death, her father has plunged into a devastating depression and the fate of her small Alpine country has fallen on Marie’s shoulders. She’s taken aback by the gruff but devastatingly handsome driver who shows her more kindness than she’s seen in a long time.
When Marie asks Leo to be her driver for the rest of her trip, he agrees, thinking he’ll squire a rich miss around for a while and make more money than he has in months. He doesn’t expect to like and start longing for the unpredictable Marie. And when he and Gabby end up in Eldovia for Christmas, he discovers the princess who is all wrong for him is also the woman who is his perfect match.
About the Author
Jenny Holiday is a USA Today-bestselling and RITA®-nominated author whose works have been featured in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio. She grew up in Minnesota and started writing at age nine when her fourth-grade teacher gave her a notebook to fill with stories. When she's not working on her next book, she likes to hang out with her family, watch other people sing karaoke, and throw theme parties. A member of the House of Slytherin, Jenny lives in London, Ontario, Canada >>
"A Princess for Christmas is a confection of a holiday plot with more steam than a perfect cup of hot cocoa. Given her surname, Holiday was virtually obligated to write a book like this — and she delivers with a sexy, sugary delight full of her signature delectable banter."
— Entertainment Weekly
“A modern fairy tale that’s perfect for reading with a warm cup of cocoa”
— USA Today Yes Shopper
"In this enchanting story infused with humor, honesty, and heat, Jenny Holiday will make you fall in love with fairy tales all over again."
— Kelly Bowen
"Jenny Holiday has crafted a smart, sexy, hilarious Christmas rom-com that made me laugh, cry, and then sigh with pure contentment. A Princess for Christmas is the perfect holiday treat that readers will want to curl up with and read over and over again."
— Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of Paris is Always a Good Idea
"Opposites attract in this thoroughly charming Christmas romance from Holiday. The snappy prose, charming atmosphere, and Hallmark movie–style plot combine to create a delightful romance, underpinned by strong supporting characters. This Christmas treat, with its intoxicating blend of heat and sweet, is a winner."
— Publishers Weekly
"RITA-nominated Holiday deftly mixes a dash of Hallmark-style holiday movie magic with the fairy-tale charm of Roman Holiday and then deftly layers in her own brand of sensuality and wit to create the perfect Christmas romance."
"Holiday has written a Christmas love story that fizzes with the magic of the holidays while grounding it in two families working through their own heartache and sorrow. With two more books slated to follow, this series should captivate readers who are looking for their Hallmark holiday movies to contain a little more sauce."
— Library Journal
"The novel is charming and self-aware and successfully plays with the conventions of the “commoner falling in love with royalty” script. Sizzling chemistry and witty banter elevate a common Christmas romance premise into a royally entertaining fairy tale.
— Kirkus Reviews
“If you can’t get enough of the royals... read A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday.”
— She Reads
"A perfect combination of sweet and sexy moments makes A Princess for Christmas an unputdownable read!"
— Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man
"A delight! A Princess for Christmas is warm, cozy, hopeful, and so funny! A charming opposites attract romance between a Princess and a cab driver, but what really shines here is Jenny Holiday's magical touch in creating deep, realistic characters who learn that anything is possible."
— Farah Heron, author of The Chai Factor
"A Princess for Christmas is—in all the best ways—a Hallmark Christmas movie with the heat dial nudged deliciously higher. Loaded with wry humor, warmth, and just enough bittersweet emotion... I loved it."
— Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert
“For those obsessed with The Princess Switch: Switched Again, spend a little time with this modern day fairytale about a gritty New Yorker who falls for a princess from Eldovia. In the words of another New Yorker, Liz Lemon, ‘I want to go to there.’”
— Refinery 29