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Heir Untamed (Latvala Royals #1)

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Desperate for work to avoid eviction from her Seattle apartment, photographer Chey Sinclair accepts a rare opportunity to travel abroad and photograph Latvala Royalty. Encountering the Royals for the first time, Chey experiences an instant attraction to Mattias, second in line to the throne. He's charming, confident—and taken.

During a horseback ride to clear her head, Chey
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Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published December 9th 2012 by Wildbloom Press (first published April 1st 2012)
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Wendy
Apr 24, 2013 Wendy rated it it was ok
This is why I avoid free books!! They either turn out to be poorly edited, the plot is insanely ridiculous and the story becomes a soirée for Mary Sues and Gary Lues!

Heir Untamed is a tale of Cinderella meeting Prince Charming. Except there are two princes and Cinderella deserves to stay in her rags.

The writing was decent, some scenes had descriptions that gave me goose bumps. Sadly, that is how far the apple is going to fall from the tree :'(

The story itself was a reminiscence to every fan fic
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Carissa
May 25, 2015 Carissa rated it liked it
Nice read for the weekend.
Applesandpie
Ok, this book is very simple yet it has a certain charm in it, that I enjoy reading. But this is too good to be true (well it is fiction)

The love story is simple, witty and has a bit of spark or attitude in it. I've been looking for a chicklit or romance novel that's about a Royal family, ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton got married. And I have read "To Marry a Prince" and "Runaway Princess" both has disappointed me 'cause I've lost interest half way through the book but this didn't!
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Sonia Lowry
Dec 19, 2012 Sonia Lowry rated it really liked it
would have given it 4 stars but the only thing that keep me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that there will definitely be another book that continues this story. This story was very intriguing indeed and now I am anxiously waiting for the next book to come out. Danielle Bourdon did an excellent job on the character development and delivered a complex story line that will have you on batted breath until the end. This story is about a female photographer name Chey who recently loss both paren ...more
Sabine
Apr 04, 2014 Sabine rated it liked it
**There are some spoilers ahead**

I'm really torn in my decision what to tell you about this book. t was like a gruesome accident: It is horrible but you cannot stop looking. This is what Chey's behavior did for me. From the very first meeting with Prince Mattias they had a special connection and even if it seems like he was in a relationship with Viia, she never stopped him when he flirted with her. Even after the night when someone came into her room, threatened her and hit her and told her to
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Paula Legate
Not many books catch me by surprise, but this one did. I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I enjoyed the suspense, action, and romance, and the setting of the castle and details.

Chey arrived at her apartment to find a notice to evict if she couldn’t come up with her rent payment. She had been let go at her job, and was in search of another one. While she was scanning the internet for jobs, there was a knock on her door. She opens her door to find two guy’s in business suits. They offer her
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Alia Ros
Mar 31, 2016 Alia Ros rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This book took a surprising turn for me, i thought it was going to be boring all the way but it got my interest after a while. So yeah awesome read!
Erica
I can't help it, I really liked this story...enough that I went straight into the second and third books almost immediately. I'm glad I didn't read the other reviews, otherwise who Sander really was would not have caught me as off-guard! It's very, very romantic with the setting and the courting and the anticipation, but if you are hoping for some super hot sex scenes, you're not going to get them in this book. To me, this would almost be appropriate young adult reading because it's so PG-13. Th ...more
Tati
Jul 25, 2015 Tati rated it liked it
The very beginning was a little unconvicing for me. I mean, a royal family in Europe finds no better photographer than a girl all the way in America? That was pushing things a little far, for me.

Other than that, it had snobby royals (way too snobby, I didn't really like them), and crazy women. I did feel a bit blindsided by the blurb, but I understand it can't give the whole plot away, but still...
Chantell Tiatrakul
Jul 14, 2013 Chantell Tiatrakul rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, intrigue
What do you do when you are offered a tremendous opportunity to do what you love? When you mix in Royalty, you take it of course. Chey Sinclair couldn’t believe the chance she was being given. Yet the intrigue didn’t stop with acceptance of the offer. That was only the beginning.

Danielle Bourdan enthralls the reader with believable behind-the-scenes intrigue of a royal family in an enticing old-world setting. Chance encounters result in a chance of something stress-relieving for the duration. O
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Warning... Very light romance!!

Photographer Chey, down on her luck due to a slow economy is hired to live with & photograph a royal family in some made up country. Things go bad & she winds up with the head of security...

This was a sweet quick read. Vey predictable, but that's the mood I was in! I needed this book to break up the slump I was in with the books I just finished reading. I was hooked, but the end killed! It left a whole lot unanswered... That point made it lose a star for me
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TJ
Feb 17, 2016 TJ rated it liked it
While there were some obvious annoyances in this book, overall it was a lot of fun. Just the premise of an average Jane (or Chey in this instance) getting the opportunity to live and observe first hand all the intrigue that comes with a small European royal family was tons of fun. It would have been a five star for sure if only a few things would have been polished.
First, the premise of Chey being a down and out photographer that is suddenly hired by a royal family was just too far fetched to b
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Rebecca Harvey
Jun 19, 2015 Rebecca Harvey rated it really liked it
4 stars because it was a charming read and the female lead didn't irritate me
Dailyn
Aug 01, 2013 Dailyn rated it liked it
This book was okay, unfortunately for me I could see the plot coming from miles away. Not that I was upset for being right. I was a little uncomfortable with some of the actions of the secondary characters. It was a bit dramatic and over the top. I kind of felt like I was watching a soap opera with all of the drama that was going on. It kept me reading though. I am giving this book a 3 stars because this is one in several books in this series. The storyline continues in the second book. There is ...more
Chani
Apr 17, 2013 Chani rated it it was amazing
**This is a Window Seat Blog review http://www.readinginthewindowseat.blo...**

This was a fun almost Cinderella-like story about a photographer who's just about to be evicted (and who lost her parents nine months ago in a car accident) who suddenly gets invited to photograph royalty in their own country for four months. Of course, once there, she ends up developing an attraction for one prince, and something more with another man. From the get go it's obvious that there's more to Sander then we'r
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Syahira Sharif
Apr 24, 2013 Syahira Sharif rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
There's a reason why most Harlequins romance are barely a quarter of an average book size. It make the process of reading vacuous Mary Sues tolerable. In this case, we have a white blonde female character who is on the verge of poverty suddenly receive a monetary rewarding offer to shoot pictures for a royal family at the far side of the Atlantic for four months. Once there, she was swept by the landscape and scenery, encountered miserable royal family and at the attention of two male handsome s ...more
Jen
Apr 24, 2013 Jen rated it it was ok
Bottom Line: The plot is reasonable, the characters are likeable, but this book needs some serious editing. If you can get past the spelling, grammar, and clunky sentences, it's a quick, enjoyable read.

To get more in-depth, this book was fine. It was free on Amazon, the plot sounded good for a nice romance read, so I downloaded it. So, for the price, it was great! The plot was actually fairly good. There were a couple twists that I didn't see coming, which were nice surprises, and it kept the bo
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Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥

I honestly can't give this book four or a full five stars as I am going to have to be honest, yes the storyline is good but in my honest opinion I don't think some parts are executed that well and I also found some of the conversation to be stilted. I also found the situation of how she came to be the Royal photographer slightly unbelievable, a too good to be true scenario and why would a Royal family pick her and not some sought after professional photographer that's in demand by all and sundry
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Lizzie Andrews
Nov 05, 2013 Lizzie Andrews rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I cannot wait to read the rest of the books. The setting is picturesque and the characters are complex. Ms. Bourdon exceeded my expectations with this book. I cannot wait to continue reading this series.

A young photographer with not a lot of funds and a pending eviction gets the job of a lifetime: photographing the royals of Latvala. Not only does she get a vacation abroad in a foreign country but enough money to buy her some time.

Enter the gorgeous prince of Latv
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Tinsley
Apr 12, 2016 Tinsley rated it really liked it
This was so good!

Chey gets a job offer she just can't pass up. She flys across the globe with a camera in her hand and is read to photograph the royal family. Handsome mattias is an heir to the kingdom and is swoon worthy but nothing compares to the rugged sanders. But when her life gets threatened, it's important to remember things are not always as they seem.

Romance and excitement. Pure fun! Loved it!
Kerry  sullivan
I was surprised by this book, I didn't have high hopes for this I thought it would a total fluff piece. What I got was a smart sassy read that kept me turning pages long into the night, as a series opener it was great introducing us go all the key people giving us a hint of whats to come in the next books carrying on the MCs story. I will be buying the next one, this was a free read.
Bev Fasig
Nov 29, 2014 Bev Fasig rated it it was amazing
This book was offered as a free book. I downloaded it and read it quickly. I was hooked! It's a fun trip to a fictional kingdom with interesting twists and turns. It left me more than ready to read book 2 in the series.
Victoria
Dec 15, 2015 Victoria rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-freebies
This was totally a guilty pleasure read for me - thanks Karina for the recommendation! It was easy, quick, and fun; and strongly reminded me of the movie The Prince and Me (remember the one with Julia Stiles in the role?). What can I say - I love the idea of a happily ever after with a prince; and why not, right? The idea here is quite the same, and I don't think I would spoil the big "reveal" for anyone, as the title kind of gives it away - the girl does end up with a prince, but there is defin ...more
Amelia
Let me get this out of the way: the cover is YUM! Definitely a reason to pick this ebook up.

I liked this book. I did! It was pretty straightforward, nothing too convoluted to process, I sorta predicted Twist #1 and Twist #2 yet I wasn't upset that I did.

I suppose I've been reading too many dark and deep romances that this romance which was light and clean and all in all fluffy (in the nicest possible way) was a welcome change.

Chey could've been a little bit more hard-assed though I liked that
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Kristin Ravelle
3.8 Stars
I loved the zany fantasy premise of Heir Untamed when I came across Danielle Bourdon’s first book in the Latvala Royals series so I couldn’t pass on the free day at Amazon from a USA Today best-selling author.

So, right off, the premise of Chey being approached by a foreign royal family to take family photos for several months at their castle for an outrageous amount of money is… crazy – and fun! The fantasy solution to encroaching money problems as Chey has lost her job. Wouldn’t we all
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Jae Juniper
Nov 19, 2015 Jae Juniper rated it really liked it
I downloaded this book with a few other free reads and later forgot why I was interested in it. From the title and the trend of brooding, wealthy men I thought this book would be darker and explicit. I was very (and happily) wrong. I enjoy dark, brooding male characters who deal with some trauma in a variety of ways, but this was refreshing too. The idea of chey being the one picked for an extensive photo shoot of a royal family seems so unrealistic and they way she speaks does not allow me to t ...more
Rabia
Jun 25, 2015 Rabia rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

Heir Untamed by Danielle Bourdon is about one Chey Sinclair. A photography who is trying to hold on to life with both after a tragedy shook her life, she is desperate to make ends meet, but the prospects are not looking good. Just when she thinks everything is ruined, life gives her a chance. A new job offer arrives: live in Latvala for four months and capture the royal family with her camera lens. She takes off, but she was not expecting to fall in
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
May 24, 2015 BooksandBeyondFiftyShades rated it it was amazing
PLEASE NOTE: No changes have been made to the contents of this book, it is exactly as the previous copy of Heir Untamed. ONLY the Cover Art has changed.
Chey Sinclair, photographer and living paycheck to paycheck is struggling, jobless and is about to be evicted, someone comes knocking.

The job of a lifetime: Photographing Latvala Royalty. Although strings are attached, traveling to a foreign land, a timely commitment, not to mention the unknown protocol working with the Royals.

Sander Fisk, head o
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Amanda
Mar 08, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
Stuck between a 3 and a 4 rating because I forgot exactly how much I liked this book by itself without the storyline from the others blending in... since I read the series like it was crack. It was definitely interesting, had a soap opera feel to it at times, had a few discrepancies like with the author referring to the Latvala language...I understand it's fictional place, but just make up a word for it and maybe compare it to one or two known language so we can get a feel for it in our minds ey ...more
Theodora Catalina
Sep 04, 2014 Theodora Catalina rated it really liked it
Gândurile mele (Theo): „Heir Untamed” este primul volum dintr-o serie fascinantă şi destul de bine conturată.
Chey este fotograf, dar nefericirea face ca părinţii ei să moară cu nouă luni n urmă, datorită unui accident de maşină cumplit. Acum ea are nevoie de bani pentru a-şi plăti chiria, pentru a-şi lua de mâncare şi pentru a se descurca, dar fotograf cunoscut sau nu, ghinionul pare să o înghiontească din toate colţurile.
Asta până când se trezeşte la uşă cu două matahale spunându-i că o famili
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“know, I know. I can't pull money out of thin air.” Chey peeled the paper off her door and fished her keys from a pocket. Letting herself inside, she set the camera case by the wall and put her purse down precisely in line with the edge of the couch. Exhaling a long breath,” 2 likes
“It means I want you to stay and fight. Stay and risk it. Throw caution to the wind because you think I might be worth the time and effort to get to know me better” 2 likes
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