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How to Catch a Prince

Chester Falls, Book 1
Narrated by: Nick Hudson
Series: Chester Falls, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Summary

When you’re faking a relationship, the last thing you should do is fall in love...especially with a prince.

Charlie is back in his hometown of Chester Falls for his sister's wedding. What he needs is a date to keep him away from the wandering hands of his ex.

Prince Kristof of Lydovia, or simply Kris, needs an escape from the latest press scandal. Hiding away in an American small town doesn't mean he can't pretend to not be royal or be someone's boyfriend. Especially when that someone keeps falling all over him, literally.

Intense chemistry. A family wedding. Too many secrets.

When their fake relationship starts to feel very real, and the press closes in, how will Kris and Charlie handle the fallout? And when the truth comes out, will Charlie catch his prince, or will he let him go?

 Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends, lots of feels, and a happily ever after. 

This is book one in the Chester Falls series. How to Catch a Prince is a sweet and steamy MM romance novel with no cliff-hanger and a guaranteed HEA.

©2019 Ana Ashley (P)2020 Ana Ashley

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Sweet low angst

This was a sweet easy listen. Perfect for what I needed right now, it gave me all the warm fuzzies but still kept me interested. The narrator was new to me but I enjoyed him and thought he portrayed the characters well.

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good story

this is an interesting story. loved this book and am looking forward to reading the next book. I loved Kris as a prince and the whole m

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Sweet and lovely

Lovely mix of fake boyfriend and royal romance. So easy to listen to and enjoy. Just perfect for when you don’t want an emotionally heavy story. The author has a wonderful sense of humour, with one of the characters called Tom Jones and the throw away line of it’s not unusual.
Nick Hudson does justice to the characters giving them personality. I especially liked the Kristof’s accent.

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Wonderful start to a new series

This audiobook is not only a fantastic start to a new series, but introduces with Nick Hudson an amazing new narrator.

Kris is in the States to escape a scandal in his home country. He wants to be loved for himself and not his title ‘Prince of Lydovia”

Charlie is back in his hometown Chester Falls for his sisters wedding. Unfortunately another guest is his ex. Fortunately he literally stumbles over the solution for his misery. What started as fake boyfriends turns into Finding Prince Charming.

The story completely sucks you in once you start listening. I was sad to reach the end, but I am so looking forward to the next books in the series.

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Sweet, low stress listen

Nick Hudson is a great narrator. He puts so much energy and expression in to the performance it's a pleasure to listen. The story is very standard - secret prince trope without any real deviation. While the plot isn't really standout, it is well written, well paced and sweet. Characters are lovable and nicely rounded. I found it a very comforting, easy listen. I'm really interested in seeing more of the secondary characters in the next stories - I'm particularly hoping Charlie's ex gets a redemption story. A solid first book in a romance series, elevated by the excellent narration.

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Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
It was so entertaining.
I really enjoyed the story as well as the narration.
I can't wait to listen to more audiobooks from Ana and Nick.

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enjoyable

I enjoyed listening to this book. it's a bit fluffy, no real drama but it was exactly what I needed at the moment. I loved the narrator.

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Great start to a new series

I’m always up for trying a new author and this book sounded like fun. Prince Kristof of Lydovia has been accused of being in a compromising position and his sister, the queen-in-waiting, has exiled him to America until the whole sordid affair has blown over. He heads to see a friend, but his location is soon discovered and he’s shuttled to the small town of Chester Falls where he holes up in an apartment, hoping no one will recognize him.

Charlie has come home to Chester Falls for his beloved sister’s wedding. His ex is hanging around and making noises about them getting back together. The problem for Charlie is two-fold. One, the ex is still in the closet and Charlie’s not willing to live there anymore, and two, Charlie’s no longer interested. He wants to move on with his life.

When he encounters a stranger in the corridor of the apartment building where he’s staying, he’s intrigued. The man is attractive, to be sure. And there is something in his gentle nature that calls to Charlie. Oh, and the guy has a great sense of humor and of adventure. Perhaps too much on occasion. (can we say rock climbing?)

Charlie opens up to Kristof about his dilemma with his ex and Kristof offers a solution – to be Charlie’s fake boyfriend. I always enjoy this trope when it’s done well and it was well-executed this time. All kinds of hijinks result, of course, but all works out in the end. I’m very interested to see future books. I see Charlie’s brother and Kristof’s friend as a potential future couple. Hello, tension anyone?

Nick Hudson is a new narrator to me and I thought he did a good job. Kristof had an accent and Nick was able to maintain it pretty consistently. Overall I enjoyed the book and will be eagerly awaiting the next one.

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Royal sweetness

What fun! This was a highly enjoyable story of a Prince falling for a commoner. This is a story full of fluff and all that good stuff with very little angst.

Kris and Charlie were so sweet, they were so engaging with their fake relationship turning very real, making this the perfect start to the series, one worth reading/listening to.

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Feel good listen

A pretty typical Prince and the Commoner story, nicely written, excellently narrated. It’s a feel good story with a tiny tiny bit of angst. I loved the chemistry between Kris and Charlie, Charlie’s family are great and there’s loads of potential for the book series to provide loads of entertainment. In these days of Isolation and fear it was a lovely escape from reality.

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  • 🌟⭐️💫Danielle💫⭐️🌟
  • 13-03-20

I'm not crying, you're crying!!

This book was epic and pulled all the right heart strings. Can I also just take a second to gush over Nick Hudon's voice, wow, just wow, he did such a good job with both Charlie and Kris's voice! Please read this book over and over and over again, especially on a gloomy day when you need copious amounts of heart barf moments! The end was beautiful! I haven't yet found another book with an HEA that leaves me in a moment of swoon, sigh and tears after finishing the book. This was so damn good! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Skychick
  • 25-03-20

Wonderful story and awesome narrator!!!

Nick Hudon's voice was so wonderful he did such a awesome job with both Charlie and Kris's voice!

Charlie is an every day fellow and is attending his sister's wedding and because he wants to avoid his ex he needs a fake boyfriend. In steps Kris who is hiding out in Chester Falls who helps Charlie out with being his fake boyfriend.

The characters are well defined, funny and very kind. I really enjoyed listening to this story! I definitely recommend this audiobook!

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  • Sunnyles
  • 20-03-20

They were so cute, I smiled through it all.

I was unable to put it down. Kris is a Prince in hiding thanks to his ex. Charlie is an every day fellow attending his sister's wedding trying to avoid his ex. So, Kris is going to be Charlie's fake boyfriend only he doesn't know Kris is royalty. The characters are well defined, funny, kind and strongly attracted to each other. Charlie's family is warm, helpful, accepting and very close. When they are outed by the press, they both have to do some fancy footwork. I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Sue C
  • 20-03-20

loved it!

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes
Was there anything that didn't work for me? nope - thoroughly enjoyed myself !
What did I like about the story? Delightfully entertaining story with good pace and likeable characters - I loved Charlie's awkwardness and Kris depth of character... and everyone needs a best friend like Tom !

This is my first narration with Nick Hudson and it won't be my last. I enjoyed his performance and think he's done a great job narrating How to Catch a Prince. I had no problem distinguishing characters and the rhythm, inflections and intonations all worked to bring the book to life.

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  • chels
  • 19-03-20

Already hooked from book 1

The only bad thing I can say is that I have to wait for Book 2, not a cliff hanger but I am so in love with this family of characters I want to know all of their stories. Loved the couple so sweet so cute!

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  • JKS
  • 17-03-20

Very Enjoyable

Adorably sweet. This is a make you feel good story. Prince Kristof hides out in Chester Falls only to met Charlie and the two literally fell over each other. Kris helps out Charlie in being his fake boyfriend at his sister's wedding only somewhere along the line their relationship turned very real. And after meeting some of the other characters I'm ready for more love from Chester Falls.
Narrator Nick Hudson does a fabulous job. You can really tell he loves what he does. There's a happiness in his voice that comes across in his narrations.

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  • Alex
  • 16-03-20

Sweet royal romance

The characters in this royal romance were sweet. It had some moments that had a magical realism feel with symbolic plants, cute relationship growth with a fake relationship dynamic that played out without too much angst. I liked that the royal family was accepting of a gay prince. The family members who showed up were well developed and the interactions with paparazzi had a unique twist. The narration was good overall, but there were a few spots where a particular accent didn't work as well for me, still a fun listen though.

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  • zoe pappa
  • 16-03-20

awww so cute

what a beautiful love story!! Kris and Charlie were so wonderful together, they melted my heart in every scene. The side characters were great too and I hope they get their own stories. And I'm super impressed with the narrator, he really brought the characters to life . Bravo!

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  • Christina
  • 12-03-20

How do you catch a prince?

This is a cute, fun insta love story. Great story to pick up if you just want all the good feels. Nick did a great job with the narration.

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  • Diane
  • 12-03-20

Very sweet read

This was very sweet read. Kris is the prince who comes to the states to hide out from a scandal that his ex orchestrated. I despised Charlie's ex who thought after 5 years they were going to just pick up where they left off. What's even worse is that he still isn't out of the closet. What starts off as a fake boyfriend quickly turns into something more. I really enjoyed watching these two grow to know each other & eventually falling in love. If you are looking for a relatively low angst absolutely sweet read about a Prince and a commoner falling in love, this is the book for you. I loved how Charlie's family just accepted Kris and made him feel normal, exactly what he has always wanted. I really enjoyed the alternating points of view so we can get inside each of their heads. I love Tom and can't wait to read his book, which is next. I also want James' book.

Audio ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

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