Friday, September 26, 2014

Part-time Princess by Pamela DuMond - Review

Part-time Princess by Pamela DuMond (Ladies in Waiting #1) 

Publication date: Spring 2014Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance


Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she’s an imposter…
Hold tight to your tiara, grab your scepter and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:
Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
A puppy.
A Royal Wedding!
More Romance.
And—a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)
Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.
Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?
In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.
The goal?
To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.
But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.
Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What’s an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in timefor the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.
The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.
When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?
A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.

My Review

This was such a light hearted, fun filled story. It was so cute from beginning to the end. Lucy is in for the ride of her life as she is hired to impersonate Lady Elizabeth in Fredonia.... Lucy is far from a Lady or Princess and has to learn to act like one. 

Lady Elizabeth tries to coach Lucy on everything she will need to know but one thing she left out was her past relationship with Prince of Fredonia, Nick. I loved Nick from the start. From the moment he came across so strong when he saw her on the plane, how he held her during the turbulence and also when he comes to check on her after the 'incident'. I was curious about what kind of past Nick and Elizabeth had but I was routing for him and Lucy from the start. 

There is also Prince Christoph though.... he is a ladies man, or a playboy we should say! At first I liked Christoph too but then there was one incident which he completely messed up for me. Someone else might not mind but for me I was hoping that Lady Elizabeth/Lucy would open up and see his true colors. The only problem was that she was engaged to Christoph because he was supposed to be who Lady Elizabeth was interested in. 

I couldn't imagine being in that situation. Being in love with one Prince while engaged to his brother, the other prince. I loved the Ladies-in-waiting. Those are like best friends and brought so much fun to the story! 

Overall I thought it was a great story and I wish that there would be a second book so we could see more about Lucy and her future with who she ends up with! 


Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.


  1. Ooh this sounds like a complicated romantic situation to be in! I'm curious what she chooses! and it sounds like a fun ride, too! :) Great review, Beth!

  2. Beth! Thanks for the read and review and for featuring Part-time Princess on your blog. And there will definitely be more books in this series! Who knows what will happen for Lucy and Nick on the way to the royal wedding chapel???