This book combines a few tropes into one great story. It is a best-friend’s-sister, fake relationship, and royal romance all rolled into one. Philip is the Earl of Arburne, and while he does not want a real relationship, giving the tabloids a romance to talk about could help take some pressure off him to find someone. His best-friend’s little sister, Anna, agrees to help him out, with a few rules in place.
Anna is confident, but has a hint of vulnerability that helps her feel real. Philip is a bit stuffy as a royal. Watching each of them learn to interact and move through the other’s typical territory is amusing and adds more to their dynamic. This truly is a fun modern fairy tale.