Guest Post: When Prince Charming is too good to be True?
Continuing our NZ spotlight today with Toni Strawn.
When Prince Charming is too good to be True?
Chances are, he probably is.
I mean, how many times do we see it? The beautiful princess meets the man of her dreams, the handsome hero who sweeps her off her feet. In other words, Prince Perfect. And then he turns out to have some nasty, conniving step-mother, or he is only after her wealth, despite the fact she’s smokin’ hot and totally in love with him. It’s usually only when the good guy comes along that our princess can see true love for what it really is.
This is the premise for Momentary Lapse, when the beautiful Madison St James goes searching for answers after her Prince Charming accidentally butt dials her when he’s with his mistress. Instead of answers she finds rough and ready Cole Langford who shows her what it means to be with a real man. And like all good heroines, Madison is going to have to fight to keep him.
Fairy tales are full of stories with such warnings—beware the handsome Prince who turns out to be rotten to the core. Here is my pick of the top 5 dastardly Princes’, who seemed like they were too good to be true…because they were.
#5 Prince of Darkness
To start my list I couldn’t go past the Prince of Darkness, Count Dracula. Okay, he never purports to be anything other than the blood sucking vampire that he is, but he uses his sexy wiles and woo-woo eyes to beguile those among us that should know better. Even knowing this, I can’t think of many women who wouldn’t offer up their necks for a crack at winning the Count and a chance at immortality.
#4 Prince Edward.
No. Not the real Prince Edward. Prince Edward from the movie Enchanted. Giselle steps from an animated fairy tale into the real world and falls in love with Patrick Dempsey – can’t blame a girl for that. While Prince Edward isn’t particularly evil, he is the epitome of blonde and brainless, and he has the ultimate in evil stepmothers, Narissa. For that reason, Prince Edward ends up on my list.
#3 Prince Hans, from the movie Frozen.
Our beautiful heroine meets handsome Prince Hans at a party and immediately falls in love. He is witty, charming and seems smitten by the popsicle Princess. But Anna’s sister, Elsa can see right through the Prince and refuses to let them marry. Not to be outdone, Hans claims Elsa has killed her sister with her new frozen icicle powers and tries to sentence her to death. He claims he has already married Anna and takes over the kingdom, which is what he wanted all along.
#2 King Henry the Eighth.
This guy was no fairy tale and he chopped his wives heads off. Nuff said.
And the number one Prince of Poison…
#1 Prince Charming.
Yes. Okay. There are more than one, but the one I’m thinking of is from the movie, Shrek. Prince Charming is hell-bent on marrying Fiona so he can become king. When he misses out on the awakening kiss he then tricks the ogre princess into believing he is Shrek. But true loves sees through all disguises and Fiona and Shrek are reunited to live happily ever after.
Hopefully this doesn’t put you off meeting your own Prince Charming.
Have you ever come across Prince Cheating? Or when it comes to love, do you prefer to marry the frog? Luckily for Madison St James from Momentary Lapse, Logan the rogue makes her choice easy. Now she just has to convince Cole that he is her knight in shining armour.
Toni J Strawn lives in New Zealand and loves everything romance. With three books written for the One Moment Series with Samhain Publishing, Toni has enjoyed setting up her characters for the ultimate one night stand and turning it into happily ever after. Momentary Lapse and Moment of Weakness are out now, followed by Not for a Moment which is due for release in May 2016.
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When socialite Madison stumbles into his world, self-made millionaire Cole’s first instinct is to ignore her completely—too bad his hands and mouth don’t get the memo.
Description: Any man can get down and dirty. A real man cleans up his own mess.
After her Prince Charming turns out to be Prince Cheating, Madison indulges in a no-holds-barred one-night stand with a sexy stranger. It’s hot. And sensual. And so real, she’s not sure she can return to her superficial life. Except her manipulative mother has everything planned and letting Madison go isn’t part of it.
Cole has been too busy building his own business—and battling his rich family—to indulge his former hobby of seducing rich socialites. But with Madison, Cole can’t resist one tiny bite. And going back for seconds has disaster written all over it.