Review: The Secret Life of Prince Charming

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Author: Deb Caletti
Published: April 7, 2009
Publisher:Simon Pulse
336 pages (Ebook)

Maybe it was wrong, or maybe impossible, but I wanted the truth to be one thing. One solid thing.

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist -- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.

It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy...but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.


The Secret Life of Prince Charming—fancy title, isn’t it? You would think that this book might be about the “secret life” of Prince Charming but it’s not. The book is mostly about the struggles of different women in love. This book will taught you that finding “true love” ain’t an easy task to do. You will experience a lot of heartbreaks in the process before you will find your “the one”.

As a teenager who had zero experience with love—yeah, you read that right, I’ve got no boyfriend since birth—anyways, I’ve learned a lot of lesson about life and love because of this book. It’s nice to take a breather with all those Dystopian and paranormal books that I’ve been reading lately. Though, there are times that I would get annoyed while reading this book because of the main character, Quinn, since she kept on pushing herself to a place where she isn’t wanted because she wants to feel the love of her father. Also, I like how the author wrote the scenes of Jake and Quinn. You really could feel their oozing chemistry and I love how they first met (admit it, it’s hilarious and cute!).

Generally speaking, this book will make you realize that we all do crazy and foolish things for love. You’re willing to do everything even if it’s making the impossible to possible but that doesn’t give you an excuse of not loving yourself. Don’t give it all, left some for yourself.

For all those girls who had their hearts broken and trampled on by what you once called your Prince Charming, this book is the right one for you. Remember, be careful in handing over your hearts and choose your Prince Charming wisely.

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