A Very Merry Princess by Susan Mallery

A Very Merry Princess

Celebrate the season with this warmhearted charmer from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery...When Princess Bethany’s father, the king, sells one of his best stallions, she insists the animal get the royal treatment. Disguised as Beth Archer, a mere stable hand, she takes him to Happily Inc, California, a quaint wedding destination that’s especially sparkly over the holidays.Rich women have no place on Cade Saunders’s ranch. ...

Details A Very Merry Princess

TitleA Very Merry Princess
Release DateNov 1st, 2017
PublisherHQN Books
GenreRomance, Holiday, Christmas, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Novella

Reviews A Very Merry Princess

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I liked that the fictional country was in the Middle East instead of some vague place between France and Switzerland! That was a refreshing change. But the plot itself was pretty boring and I never got into anything. This was just too short for the amount it tried to cover. And the princess aspect felt super unrealistic. I mean, obviously none of these stories are that realistic... but it just felt like something geared towards tweens at times.
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Sweet & adorable. A short, fairy-tale-ish holiday cowboy-princess-horse romance ☺☺☺ !Connecting an old romance from the Desert Rogue series with the new Happily Inc series.Could've been a bit longer - with a bit more depth and romance...but I really enjoyed reading it. ♡
  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    3.5 starsIt was a nice read. Nothing extraordinary but I did have a good time, and that’s what I was looking for :)
  • Susan Crowe
    This novella, #2.5, was actually better than the first two books.
  • Aly
    I'm not a fan of royal people as protagonist. It probably have to do with the lack of freedom who comes with the title and the out-dated rules. But this novella didn't come with the clichés of the monarchy and I liked the modern aspect. Bethany Archer was born in California. She became the adoptive daughter of the Prince Crown Malik at 9 years old. He became King a couple of years ago and she's the Princess of El Bahar. Malik just sold a preciou...
  • The Book Worm
    A Very Merry Princess is book three in the Happily Inc. series by Susan Mallery, though this third installment is just a Holidays themed novella, not a fully developed book. While I loved both of the previous books (You Say it First and Second Chance Girl), I have mixed feelings about A Very Merry Princess.What I liked: - it's short and sweet, a very quick read. And while it may interest you to find out more about the secondary characters, if you...
  • Quinn's Book Nook
    When I heard about A Very Merry Princess by Susan Mallery, I knew I had to read it. A Christmas-themed story featuring a modern-day princess and written by an author I love. I don't think it's possible for a book to me MORE up my alley. Unfortunately, I had some major issues with this story.A Very Merry Princess is set in Happily Inc, California, the setting of Mallery's newest series. Bethany is the princess in this story, and she loves horses. ...
  • Kristine
    Original review can be found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...I picked this novella up when I was looking for a quick story to get me in the Christmas spirit. A Very Merry Princess is #2.5 in the Happily Inc series but it can be read as a stand alone. I have not read any of the other books in the series and I was able to follow along.This book had a fairy tale feel to it with a King and Queen and of course a Princess. It also had a some...
  • Susan Peterson
    Romantic Christmas story I really enjoyed this Christmas novella! A headstrong princess and a dashing rancher...what’s not to love? Heartwarming and sweet, perfect for the holidays!
  • Quinn's Book Nook
    2.5 stars. This just didn't work for me. Full review soon.
  • Ashley
    Not believable at allI know it's a cheesy Christmas book but it needed a stronger plot and character development. It was a Quick read though.
  • Jana at ThatArtsyReaderGirl.com
  • Leanna Hiner
    This book is a great addition to the Happily Inc series, however it also reads well as a stand-alone. This book is set during Christmas but I would read this anytime of the year. Susan Mallery never disappoints and I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
  • Anna Budziak
    Although with a novella you always would like more (always like to see more of the secondary players)this story still works. There is enough character development of the main protagonists, Bethany and Cade, so that you get to know their underlying problems and see how their personalities mesh. Love, love the relationship between Harry and Rida.
  • La Lawton
    A Worthwhile Quick ReadTotally predictable but an awesome story. Although I have read the previous books in the Happily, Inc series, I love the way Susan Mallery gives you just enough background that if you haven't read the other books you can still be up to pace. Cute story. Can't wait for the next one.
  • Jennie
    Short, and not as holiday-romancy as I wanted, but still cute.
  • Annette
    Bethany works in the stable of her step-father. It just so happens he is king of a Middle Eastern country and she is a princess. He calls her “the daughter of his heart”. Although she was born in America, now she is a princess with all that goes with the position. The king has sold her favorite stallion. She will be the groom that flies with the horse and stays until she is certain the horse is comfortable in his new home. She also has the ki...
  • Marcia Haskell
    A new location, an original Susan MalloryThis book revolves around a young woman whose mother married a king, and her adoption made her a princess. Beth had not had the chance to live an ordinary life since she was 6. As she grew up, she retreated from life outside her family because she had been used (or rather abused) by people who wanted to make money or power from a relationship with her. She loved animals and especially horses, but felt she ...
  • Gwen S.
    Princess Bethany and Cade! 3.25*****A sweet, short novella, that has you admiring Princess Beth for her hard working ethics, while by omission trying to protect her previously bruised heart by friends and lovers’ . She arrived incognito, as Beth, from El Bahar, as the King’s stable groomer for Rida, the Arabian stallion. She quickly falls in love with Cade, who he himself has been romantically betrayed by his social climbing ex, Lynette. They...
  • marieno
    A Very Merry Princess mixed two families from two different books from Susan Mallery. I didn't read the book that first featured Bethany but I met Cade, Pallas' brother, in the first Happily Inc.Cade bought a prize stallion from Princess Bethany's father. She came to California to helped the horse get settled and introduced herself as Beth Smith. She loves her family but she never completly assimilated herself to the life of a princess. She likes...
  • Rosemarie Grainer
    Cute little Christmas storyThe princess works in the royal stables. Cade is buying out his grandfather to own the family ranch. Bethany hides who she is due to some nasty things that have happened to her. He wants down-to-earth, not someone who is wealthy and has had something bad happen to him as well. She accompanies a horse that he bought from her father.This is only a little over a hundred pages, but it is a cute story, if rather predictable....
  • Hsu Lee
    This was such a heartwarming story.Bethany wanted to know what it was like not to be treated as royalty.When she had a chance to visit California, she did not hesitate.Here, she would be Beth Smith instead of Princess Bethany of El Bahar.Cade had been hurt before by some snob socialite.He did not want to get involved w/ those kinds of women again.One time was too many!When he meets Beth Smith, he is instantly attracted.And an added bonus, she is ...
  • Darcy
    This one was so very cute! I loved Beth's relationship with her parents, loved that they cherished her and pushed her to be free. It especially seems like her father was manipulating things behind the scenes, but in a good way as all he wanted for Beth was the best. The way that Beth and Cade got to know each other was great! It allowed them to be friends first. I knew Beth's secret would freak Cade out, but had hoped that he would recover faster...
  • Eileen
    A wonderful, quick story set in Happily Inc for Cade Saunders & Bethany Smith aka Princess Bethany of El Bahar. She can to the US to deliver a horse from her father the king stable and plans to stay there to make sure it’s a good fit for the new owner. Cade is thrilled to have this horse for his breeding program and will do anything to make sure the horse stays. Beth doesn’t reveal her royal identity to Cade because of her past experiences an...
  • Amy
    As a standalone, this is a sweet holiday romance story. For a fan of Susan Mallery's this is a fabulous addition to her new Happily Inc series (Cade was one of my favorite secondary characters in Book 1 so I was happy to read his story) and a fun glimpse from one her old "Shiek" books (Bethany was a little girl when her mother fell in love with the Crown Prince of El Bahar, but she's now all grown up when we meet her in Happily, Inc.). I enjoyed ...
  • Cindy Adair
    Good holiday readSusan Mallery is one of my favorite authors and this holiday book did not disappoint. Was it predictable? Yes. Was it formulaic? Yes. Was there a rich family involved? Yes. Did it matter? No. This was a fun, light, enjoyable story with a happy ending. The fact that there was a horse involved was icing on the cake for me. Sometimes a “feel good” story is just the escape needed when life gets a little too hectic. I enjoyed this...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    Beth Archer is not who she says she is and that is going to cause a lot of trouble for her and for Cade Saunders. Seems the have a lot in common as long as she is plain Beth and not Princess Bethany. Beth is a horse person and is Cade and the horse has a big role as does the barn cat. The two humans flirt a lot, try to take it easy, and in the end almost come to a complete split over something that turns out to be very unimportant. A nice additio...
  • Elizabeth
    3,5 starsThis was a cute novella that goes with the Happily Inc series. Cade is a character that we have met before, but haven't spent a ton of time with. It was nice to get to know him a little more. Both Cade and Beth were fun to get to know and I enjoyed their story. The characters from the previous Happily Inc stories appear in this work as well, so there is spoiler potential if you haven't read any of the books yet. Other than that, this is ...
  • Sophie
    I just couldn't feel the chemistry between Beth and Cade. Their physical attraction to each other was clear, and they repeatedly verbally emphasized the other person's traits, but it was more of a "telling" than "showing" situation. Maybe if the author had shown a few conversations between the two instead of giving us like three scenes and then a kiss, it would've felt more realistic. Honestly, I just wasn't invested in their relationship, which ...
  • Diana
    A Very Merry Princess by Susan MalleryPrincess Bethany decides to go to America to deliver the horse that had been sold to Cade Sanders.She goes under the name Beth Archer and she falls in love with Cade.She can not figure out a way to tell him about the princess part and he gets upset with her when he finds out. It was a really good book. I really enjoyed being able to revisit past characters but book is also written so well that you don't need ...