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Reluctantly Royal

(The Royals #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,209 ratings  ·  166 reviews
Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Avon (first published August 24th 2014)
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Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
Review originally posted at Mostly YA Lit

Reluctantly Royal is the last of Nichole Chase's Suddenly series, the first of which was such an enjoyable romance for a royalty sucker like me. The first book, Suddenly Royal was originally self-published, and did so well that Harper Avon picked it up for another two books.

I really enjoyed the first book, which was steamy and kind of like The Princess Diaries. The second book, Recklessly Royal, was a bit disappointing, because I felt like it didn't live
Tricia  Santos
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

**Note: The Suddenly series does NOT need to be read in order. They may each be read as standalones, however, it does make a little more sense to read them in order just to have a better understanding of the other characters. Plus, I love this series so I think you should read them all**

I think Reluctantly Royal is definitely my second favorite book in the Suddenly series. Just because none of them can ever top the first one, Suddenly Royal
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Much like many of my romance-loving friends, I had full on royal romance fever after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. I started looking at what royal romance to read next when I realized I owned Reluctantly Royal, but hadn’t read it. Since I really enjoyed the first two books so much when I read them, I decided there was no time like the present to finally read this one. It was sweet and swoony and totally fed the royal romance beast.

Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good final book in the series. While this is just as good as the previous two books, this one is not as humorous and has some darker undertones. Meredith has made a life for herself and her son in London after her grandfather was discovered to be one of the lost dukes of Lilaria. She has the chance to pursue her dreams of being an entertainer. She is close to her grandfather who was more of a father to her than her own, who is an alcoholic. She's at a rehearsal when she receives a visit fro ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first 2 in this series, but I was disappointed with this one. I was never captivated, and I just didn't feel the chemistry.
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Safe safe safe book

Well, i guess the style for all three books were almost the same. The male and female protagonists would somehow or rather fall in love with each other eventually. So same style, same opinion, no climax.
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and mo
Stacy Sabala
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Book Review- Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase

In the third book of the Royal Series, Meredith Thysmer has been attending school in England and been cast in the holiday show as the lead. During rehearsal one day, she receives a visit from Prince Maxwell. She is shocked to see him and devastated over the news he has to relay. Her grandfather has passed away and Max is there to escort her home to Lilaria. Meredith is reeling from what has happened. Once she and Marty arrive, she is thrust into the
Cocktails and Books
I truly enjoy this series. There's just something about a royal family and discovering them to be so down to earth that really appeals to me. And as I started Max's story, I found that sometimes it really is good to throw that royal weight around.

Prince Maxwell hates the spotlight, unless it's for his art. Otherwise any limelight or drama due to his royal status he shies away from, leaving that up to his big brother. So it was interesting that he was willing to step up and use his royal status t
Amanda R
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Prince Max would love to stay in the shadows. He leaves as much of the public life of being a royal to his brother and sister. It freaks him out. He has his reasons why he likes to avoid it but it's not something he can always avoid. While he was in London he was tasked with finding the granddaughter of a newly appointed royal family and let her know that her grandfather had died. Something about Lady Meredith makes him want to push his own set boundaries. He's seeing a life that he never though ...more
As much as I think this is a cute book, it was my least favorite from the series. I couldn’t pass the idea that the main characters, Meredith and Maxwell, fall in love in a matter of days. Yes they’ve known each other for a couple months. But they barely talked in those few months. So I thought they don’t know each other well. Add it with Max and Meredith personalities it was just hard to believe that they can fallen madly in love only after a day and realized it just less than a week. Well basi ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Max I loved him, but there was something about this book that didn't do it for me where surprisingly I thought it was just okay. My favorite out of the series is still Cathy's book. Meredith she was a total spitfire and would do anything to protect her son and I extremely loved that, I also loved that she was secretly lusting after our boy Max, "okay." I swallowed and followed after him. My eyes dipped down to his rear and I couldn't help but appreciate the way his jeans cupped his nice a**." Al ...more
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I missed book two in this series but I don’t feel like it hurt the overall enjoyment of this story at all. Prince Max has the hard task of delivering some very hard news to one of the royals of his kingdom, Lady Meredith. When Meredith loses her support system she and her son travel to their new home in Lilaria to try and pick up the pieces after her grandfather’s death. But becoming responsible for the local town and her alcoholic father was not in her plan. Max doesn’t know what it is but Mere ...more
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointing
I don't know why but I just did not like Meredith. Oh wait.. Maybe it was because she does nothing but silently take shit from and make excuses for her abusive alcoholic father. She puts not only the house staff but her son and herself at risk. To me that is something that is just plain unforgivable. Stop being so selfish and not wanting other people to know your problems and put your big girl panties on and get the help you need. But no, she doesn't do that. And when sincere and caring people c ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5++++++++++++ STARS

You could probably tell how much I loved this book with the amount of plus signs I put on top. Holy shiz, I DEVOURED THIS BOOK THE WAY I EAT FRENCH FRIES. I swooned the whole time because honestly, Max is Alex's brother, and you know how much I love Alex. So yeah, Max, you have got my heart the minute you stepped inside this story. AND THE WAY he treats Marty is just qlsnakzbsjsnja, I squealed the whole time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to mention the oh so steamy romance between M
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I love this series! It fed my royal fantasies… Hahaha! Hard to bid farewell with the royal family of Lilaria.

The last of the series focuses on the other prince. Prince Maxwell, and a Singing Duchess Meredith. Their love story is so complicated that I’m doubtful they would end-up together. But Ms. Chase spun their story with some sneek of our most loved Queen-and-Mother-to-be Sam. It’s an endearing finale if you ask me.

The mix of family drama and royals reluctant with their roles but soon accepte
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
A proposal after just one week? Sorry, no. Just...NO!
Beret Brenckman
Jun 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF. I didn't believe in the nobility of the character.
Meh. Which is a shame because I was looking forward to this, but it was just so ... meh.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
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When Meredith Thysmer's grandfather dies, Lalaria Prince Max Trevor is asked to tell her since they are both in London. He takes Meredith and her son back to Lalaria for the funeral, where she's force to handle things because her alcoholic father isn't capable. Max and Meredith are attracted to each other, but they want different things in life - Max wants to stay out of the spotlight, and Meredith wants to be a singer/performer. While she's home she has to deal with her abusive father. This boo ...more
Ronald B.
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Max and Meredith’s story is a good 3rd book in the series.

This royal book and the two previous books in the series are a good royal series with a different take on the characters. It portrayed them as regular people dealing with their responsibilities as there job. This book had the additional stress of an abusive father of Meredith. The attraction between Max and Meredith is so strong and almost immediate. It is a good story and I would recommend.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, royal
3 stars. It would probably get a 4 star rating under normal circumstances, but I'm pissed off at it right now. The entire story there are references to Sam's baby's name. Like its seriously a thing throughout the book. Finally the kid is born in the epilogue, and you don't even learn the freaking name?! Or who won that damn bet?? I'm angry. You know what, I'm being nice with the 3 stars I am giving it. Total bullshit.
Liz Wharton
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-library
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Shayne Ryder
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another homerun!!

I freakin love this book! I’m sad the series is over and I can no longer catch up with my new friends!! Definitely on the reread list.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this series! Write more!
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this book. The story moved quickly and it was great seeing characters from the previous books. Overall an enjoyable series.
May 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018
Listen this whole series is ridiculous and not v well written but it was royal wedding week and I'm a completist so
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Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule. For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs. Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically wr

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