Book Review for Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up? by Ella Martin

will the real prince charmingTitle: Will The Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up?
Author: Ella Martin
Publisher: Astrea Press
Release Date: July 1, 2014

Book Summary:

Right fairy tale. Wrong guy.

Happily Ever After only happens with the right guy. It’s a tiny but important detail most fairy tales choose to leave out. But what happens when the princess rides off into the sunset with Prince Charming, only to discover he’s not so charming, after all?

Bianca Sullivan thinks she’s a pretty average girl. Sure, her brother may be the super-stud captain of the football team, but that’s her only claim to fame –- until her friends’ social experiment turns her into the new It girl of the Sophomore class, and she captures the attention of the most popular guy in her grade. Ecstatic to introduce the world to her first boyfriend, she’s trying to enjoy being wooed by the ultimate heartthrob. But no one’s ever told her what to do when her friends hate her boyfriend and Prince Charming starts acting like a control-freaky misogynist. And as if deciding whether to trust Prince Charming, her friends, or her own instincts wasn’t hard enough, being around her brother’s best friend is making her head all fuzzy, too. Oh, if only love was as simple as fairy tales make it out to be….


Alisas review


This was a fun book – once I started reading it, I didn’t want to put it down!

Bianca Sullivan is part of a social experiment for two of her friends, Jake and Finn. They campaigned for her to win Homecoming Princess and she won for the Sophomore class, becoming the only non-cheerleader on the court! The win raises her PQ (popularity quotient) considerably and she becomes the target for the very popular Dante Schwartz. At first the attention is flattering, but she quickly realizes that Dante is not the kind of person she thought he was.

And so her older brother, Brady (the senior quarterback), and his best friend, Tim (the wide receiver who catches all of Brady’s passes and has been his best friend for years), become Bianca’s personal body guards at school – making sure Dante can’t hurt her.

Bianca has known Tim practically her whole life, and has spent most of that lifetime crushing on him. With him spending so much time with her, rumors are now flying about them. But he is definitely sending her mixed signals…

I loved Bianca, and I loved her support group! She has a great group of friends who are more interested in friendship than popularity, and they will do anything to help her get her Happily Ever After! She has a very protective older brother (I have an 11-year-old daughter who has two older brothers and I often wonder how it’s going to be for her:) and his best friend, too!

I thought it was obvious from the beginning who Prince Charming was, but it was a fun ride to get to HEA! I would definitely read more books from this author in the future, and I hope she writes more books about Westgate Prep!

Rating: 4.5 stars
Content: Clean, no swearing


  1. I didn’t give this book a second thought based on the title, burnt your review has me adding it to my TBR pile! Sounds adorable.