Socially inept Lydia St. Clair is looking for a one-night prince to accompany her to her class reunion. She takes to the internet personals, her only prerequisite that he be gay, and hopefully handsome. To Lydia, a gay man would be the safe option in her one night charade. Lydia can’t worry about a future since she has her disabled father to care for, and she is certain no man wants that kind of responsibility looming over a relationship.
Enter pub owner/wannabe mystery writer Mitch Gannon. He’s good looking, well built, successful and oh-so not gay. Mitch is set up with Lydia by his friend under the guise of research for an article on internet dating. Mitch soon realizes that the date was more of an act of trivial revenge.
Even with the awkward beginning, Lydia and Mitch form a friendship. She thinks he is safe because he is gay and seeks out his help to become more socially normal around the opposite sex and to become flirty and sexy in her own little awkward way.
But as Mitch gets to know Lydia, the more he likes her. He knows the gay charade must end, but he has formed an uneasy alliance with her father and isn’t sure how or when he can approach the subject of his sexuality. Not to mention his jealous, seething former lover who is hovering in the background.
Her One-Night Prince is a delightful, refreshing read. There is real emotion that vividly comes through to the reader. Lydia is a lovely, and this shines through the story. Some may say that Lydia should have realized a lot earlier on that Mitch was not gay. But this is the true beauty of her character. She is selfless and trusting, even at the stake of her own happiness. There are half-truths and misunderstandings along the way that enhance the story. Her One-Night Prince is a definite recommended read.
Her One-Night Prince is a Cinderella story about a woman's dream to be something she's not for just one night at her class reunion. As all fairy tales go, however, happy endings don't come easily. Shy and sheltered Lydia St. Clair is uncomfortable around men, so she advertises for a gay man to be her date and revamp her style. Mitch Gannon answers Lydia's ad, and he's perfect for the job--he's handsome and, even more important, he's charming. Unbeknownst to Lydia, Mitch is straight and answered the ad as the unwitting victim of a practical joke. Before he can reveal the truth, Lydia is convinced he's her fairy godmother, ready to transform her into the belle of the ball. And Mitch, prince that he is, doesn't have the heart to set her straight.