Reviewed by Ami
Title: Drawing the Prince
Author: Kim Fielding
Series: Dreamspun Desires | Stars from Peril
Heroes: Cal & Teo
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 235 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Available at: Dreamsprinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Painting themselves a life together will be a royal ordeal.
Small-town boy Cal Walters doesn’t know whether he owes his phenomenal success as an artist to talent or to his connections to famous people. Doubt leaves him secluded—until a lost bet lands him on yet another blind date. But this one is different.
To Teofilo Vabriga-Kastav, playboy prince of the tiny nation of Porvunia and passionate art lover, Cal’s paintings are as intriguing as Cal himself. When Teo invites Cal to his country for an art competition, a whirlwind romance sweeps them up. But it can’t last—loyalties and obligations bind them to lives that are worlds apart.
Cal and Teo might’ve found their perfect complements in each other, but to hold on to their happiness, they’ll have to get creative.
Cal never imagine that his friendship with the son of a Hollywood Diva will land him a blind date with a royalty: His Royal Highness Prince Friedrich Aleksej Josef Vissente Teofilo, Duke of Vidac, Earl of Kramit, from a tiny European country, Porvunia. For Cal, who always thinks that he’s just a boy from Nebraska, the relationship is impossible.
Teo, in the meantime, is willing to give it a chance. Teo likes challenge – hey, he’s able to organize art events in his country for years – he’s enamored with Cal, he also thinks Cal’s a brilliant painter… Teo WILL find his way.
This is another lovely fairy tale with two nice people. Cal is ADORABLE. He might have a slightly low esteem for me – I mean, everyone thinks he’s a great painter, but Cal keeps saying that he’s just a country boy, that people are better than he is, and he worries that he gets to that point of his life because he’s friend with famous person. Oh, Cal, darling you! I wish Cal has more confidence of himself. But maybe it also keeps him humble and grounded, and THAT in itself is an admirable trait.
Besides, Teo has enough confidence for the two of them. Although Teo is mentioned to be a little bit of a player before he meets Cal, but I’m glad that it’s not a major drama point of this book. It is clear that Teo is taken with Cal, and the big conflict comes from the two of them living in different part of the world. Especially when an incident makes Cal has to return to Peril, Nebraska, for what seems to be a permanent move.
Simply put, this is a nice story with two pleasant young men. Teo might be too good to be true. But hey, this is fiction AND the Dreamspun line, so yay for Cal getting his own Prince Charming
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*