ARC Review: Secrets of a Reluctant Princess


At Beverly Hills High, you have to be ruthless to survive…

Adrianna Bottom always wanted to be liked. But this wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Now, she’s in the spotlight…and out of her geeky comfort zone. She’ll do whatever it takes to turn the rumor mill in her favor—even if it means keeping secrets. So far, it’s working.

Wear the right clothes. Say the right things. Be seen with the right people.

Kevin, the adorable sketch artist who shares her love of all things nerd, isn’t exactly the right people. But that doesn’t stop Adrianna from crushing on him. The only way she can spend time with him is in disguise, as Princess Andy, the masked girl he’s been LARPing with. If he found out who she really was, though, he’d hate her.

The rules have been set. The teams have their players. Game on.


Disclaimer: E-arc provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a little slow to start out with, I couldn’t get over how self-pitying Andy was and found myself rolling my eyes at her. It was when Lennox was introduced that I found myself going, “Oh no, not ANOTHER book where the girl changes herself for a guy!” but I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t how the book actually went.

Adrianna became more likeable as the book went on, her character developed despite the fact that she hiding behind a mask – literally. We were able to explore the difference sides of her that completed the full human being and I even felt bad for her once her secret was revealed and her life fell apart.

I enjoyed actually learning about LARPing, I’d heard of it but never actually seen it done other than in a couple episodes of a TV show I used to watch and they never really explained anything with it.

When I finally got into the story, it really flew by! Adrianna did manage to get herself into a lot of trouble on her own but she also managed to stick up for herself in the end and admit what her mistakes were.

Overall, this book was very enjoyable. I’d definitely recommend it as a book to look out for.


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