“Meh. I was disappointed.”
Abducted by the Prince is Olivia Drake’s third book in the Cinderella Sisterhood series and can be read as a standalone. I requested this book from Netgalley because I wanted to read about long lost Princes. I was really disappointed, though. Initially, I thought it would be an awesome read and I liked the characters but the story just fell short and did not deliver.
I liked the premise: a bastard who didn’t know that he was a prince and a poor spinster who was abducted by mistake. I thought there would be more action or interaction between Ellie and Damien but there just wasn’t. I liked that Ellie was spirited to an old castle in the middle of the sea (very romantic, right?) but there wasn’t an air or romance around the couple.
Again, the premise is really interesting but I just felt that there was really no conflict other than the abduction itself. I really wanted there to be more.
The villains in the story: Ellie’s uncle and her cousin were good villains BUT we didn’t see much of them at all because the story focused more on Ellie and Damien in the castle. I would have wanted there to be a few scenes where the uncle and her cousin were yelling to each other about the kidnapping. When the twist, in the end, was revealed, it wasn’t as earth shattering as I thought it would be.
This is definitely one of Ms. Drake’s best work and I have read better from her. Unfortunately, I can give this read 2 hearts. I’m sorry but I will not read the other two books in the series.
So dear readers, what are your thoughts about good authors disappointing you? Have you ever read a story by your favorite author that disappointed you?