Published by Entangled Publishing on February 13th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Hidden or Mistaken Identity, Love & Romance, Royalty, School-Life, Young Adult
Format: eBook, Paperback
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Nik Gustafsson has a secret: He's not really Nik Gustafsson.
He's not a spy. He's not crazy.
He's just the son and heir to one of the most important families in Europe--one where duty always comes first. And his posh, too-public life is suffocating him. So when he gets the chance to attend boarding school in America, pretending to be an average exchange student is too big of a temptation to pass up.
Then he literally runs into Amber on campus. And she hates him at first sight.
It's kind of exhilarating to be hated for who he is, not for his family name or his wealth. Maybe if he turns up the charm and turns down the aloof mask he habitually wears, he can win her over. Even though a bad past experience has made her swear off dating this year.
But the more he gets to know her, the more uncomfortable he is keeping things from her. Because Nik Gustafsson has a secret. And it's a big one.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a hot boy who's the strong and silent type, a studious girl who refuses to believe in fairy-tale romance, and one epic secret that could be disastrous if it comes to light.
Happy New Release to Sara Hantz and her new novel, There’s Something about Nik, that releases today (February 13th)! If you love royals in disguise, a strong female heroine, and a dashing prince (who is at times a fish out of water), then you’ll enjoy There’s Something about Nik.
Now to the best part…I’m very excited to have Ms. Sara Hantz, share with us more about what inspired her to write the story.
I’ve been asked what inspired me to write this story. Well, I’ve always been fascinated with royal families. In particular the British royals, because I come from the UK. I’ve seen how, over the years, they’ve gone from being very distant and aloof, to being much more down to earth. Even the way they speak has changed.
One thing that’s particularly interested me is how they managed to live their lives under such intense scrutiny. It started with Princess Diana, mother to Will and Harry. The country loved her and the press were obsessed with her. Her clothes. Her charity work. Whatever she did, everyone wanted to know about it. She totally changed the country’s perception of the royal family. And that’s why she was called The people’s princess. The changes she brought about had a huge impact on her sons, William and Harry. But despite these changes there is still a great divide between the royals and ordinary people.
I got to thinking, how would a prince manage if he got transplanted to a place where no one knows him? How would he cope? Would he struggle? Would his background cause him problems? And I wanted to add a language barrier into the mix, along with all the cultural differences which is why I chose Nik to be from Europe and for English to be his second language. I also hoped to inject some humor into his situation, since misunderstandings can be funny.
Thank you to Ms. Sara Hantz for sharing with us more about her novel, There’s Something about Nik.