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Royal Rebel (A Royal Romance Story #2)

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Princess Rozala of Denbourg enjoys her reputation as a wild child, especially when it annoys her father, the King. When Rosa’s latest girlfriend brings scandal to the palace doors, her father sends her to Britain, in the hopes that time with her cousin Queen George and the new Queen Consort will finally make her face her responsibilities.

After overcoming personal demons an
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by Bold Strokes Books
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Royal Rebel is a quite typical story by Frame -- a lesfic version of royalty/aristocracy fairytale romance with distinctive butch-femme relationship dynamics. I have read all of her books and a better part of her free online stuff, which means that I know what to expect from her vivid imagination, and so far I had not been disappointed. In short, this is another light and enjoyable read that reads easily and quickly. I recommend reading A Royal Romance prior to this book, because the protagonist ...more
Jane Shambler
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
I think what I liked the most about this book is the thought that Great Briton could have a gay monarch. I'm not sure why but that thought made me very happy. Apparently this is a second book in a series. I never read the first book and had no problem reading this one as a stand alone. Yes there were a few references but nothing that affected this book directly.

The two main characters Princess Rosala who the book is primarily about and Lennox King who is a director of an international charity. L
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MJS
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
ARC provided by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

This is an ok read, and it's an improvement on the first book in the series. However, I still had issues with it. First of all, the underlying premise is ridiculous. Are the readers really supposed to believe that royal families don't vet the romantic partners of the royals? Doubtful that any prince or princess in this day and age could date an arms dealer.

Also had issues with the characters, Roza's brother and father were both wooden, a
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Danni Mladenovic
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
* The copy provided by NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books Inc. in exchange for an honest review. *

It's a nice, imaginative read. This is a book you practically read for one afternoon, with a cup of tea or coffee, tucked away in your cozy, comfortable couch... It has its complex moments, like dealing with addiction and insecurities, but overall, this is a very pleasant book.
Diane Wallace
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars..An imaginative and entertaining read...Frame's savvy knowledge of history,language,clothing and customs,paired with her graceful writing,witty and questionable dialogue raise the bar for period romance...honestly i went into this book thinking that i was gonna love it but came out not liking it,wasn't for me as much as i thought...
Penelope
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
An honest review thanks to NetGalley. I like Jenny Frame and have loved the last two novels that I read from her. This was a good book, but it took me a while to get into it. If you have read the first book in the royal romance series, you will love seeing George and Bea again. THis is a nice romance to read on a rainy day. Enjoy.
Nolly  Sepulveda
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good story and characters, was nice to know more about Bea and Georgie. Lex and Roza made for a nice couple despite the ghost in the closet as both women had demons to overcome. Roza was a party girl looking to be loved and Lex's demon from her old addictions made her feel she was not worthy of love. Together they worked it out.
Jade
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
*ARC provided by Netgalley and the Publisher for an honest review*

I have read a few of Frame's online and published works so I'm quite familiar with her writing style and unfortunately this book was a bit too similar to some of her online publications. I really enjoyed the first book with George and Bea and I enjoyed getting to see how their life together was progressing in this book but this book just solidified the similarities between the authors Dalton Family series and this series, it was j
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Luce
3.5 stars I did enjoy the book but I just could not justify rounding up to 4. This was an audio book with a very good narrator.

This is the second in Jenny Frame's Royal Romance series. Frame definitely has a favorite MC trope - a very Butch and a femme. Usually the Butch character is the Boss or Queen or Duchess and the femme is the commoner although she mixed it up this time. The femme is a Princess however the Butch commoner is also her boss. Do you sense a theme here? Don't get me wrong, I en
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Tara
Royal Rebel by Jenny Frame is the second book in her A Royal Romance Story series. You don’t have to read A Royal Romance to enjoy Royal Rebel, but fans of the first will be happy to hear that George and Bea are back and stronger than ever.

Full joint review with Sheena here: http://www.thelesbianreview.com/royal...
Joanna (joreadsalot)
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
*** Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ***

Alright Book Peeps

Another one for the meh pile from Netgalley. After the whole Breakwater debacle I thought "okay a fantasy read was maybe not in the cards for today so let me switch it up and read a contemporary". This is how I came to read Royal Rebel. It was contemporary with royalty that had a plot similar to The Prince and Me but with a f/f relationship. I was sold but in the end i
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CLo
A nice continuation in the series

I really enjoyed the first book between George and Bea and have been eagerly waiting for the next book in the series. I can honestly say I was not disappointment. I will say however, that enjoyed parts with George and Bea the most and their intimate scenes were better than Roza and Lex. Depsite that, the story was nice. I did feel that obstacles were downplayed a bit ( the Thea situation and even Lex's issue). I fet both played a role in the stort but I feel the
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Sally Trotter
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A right royal read

I have loved both of the "royal" books by Jenny Frame. Both a wonderful love story with great characters , bravo
Jeimy
May 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Exactly what I expect from this genre, but a little repetitive.
Andrea
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read but an enjoyable one. I liked how the characters have their problems and work though them but overall it is a typical royal romance novel where a princess falls in love with a commoner and they want to be together but think they can't and then finally come together. The only thing I did not like is the butch/femme aspect of it but I like femme/femme romances more but that is a personal preference that doesn't influence the rating.
Gail
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I rec'd an ARC from NetGalley/Bold Strokes Books in exchange for an honest review. No synopsis needed. A romance with main characters Princess Rozala (Roz) and Lennox King (Lex). George and Bea (from "A Royal Romance") flesh out the storyline. This is a quick read from Ms. Frame that satisfies. I hope that the author continues the tale of George and Bea. 3.5 stars.
Mirtha Siblesz
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book!

This was a very good book! The story development and character development were equally well done. Ms. Frame created a very different type of characters for this storyline as opposed to the one with Queen George. This characters were rather flawed even though they had well meaning hearts. Feet of clay and that sort of thing. I wish the character of George had been able to deal with the PM better than she did. Bo was a total dick with the way she treated Roza and Lex. Ultimately, w
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Kitty Kat
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesfic, romance
‘Royal Rebel’ is the story of disgraced Princess Roza and ultra-controlled charity director Lennox King. Roza has spent the last few years trying to shock her strict father by partying and becoming involved with a completely unsuitable woman. She is sent to the UK to try and sort her out and works at Lex’s charity. The Queen Consort, Beatrice, former head of the charity has arranged this and hopes she will benefit from helping others. First of all, don’t you just love the idea of Britain with a ...more
Stevie Carroll
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that while I’m not a great fan of mainstream category romance’s ‘royal’ titles, I have quite a lot of affection for their lesbian romance counterparts. I only got around to reading the first book in this series very recently, right in time for this, the second book, to come up for review. Although the novels are set almost thirty years into our future (presumably to avoid too many comparisons with the current Briti
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Lex Kent
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an okay read. A light, fluffy story, for the most part. This is the second book in the Royal Romance series. The two mains from book 1, are a part of this book, but most of the book centers on two new mains, Princess Rosa and Lex. You could read this book without reading book 1, but I always personally recommend reading series books in order.

While this is a perfectly fine romance, with a happily ever after, nothing in this book really grabbed me. I had a lot of trouble caring about the
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Rach (Les Rêveur)
It felt fantastic to get my hands on this book. I was so excited, that a few days before I re-read the first book in the series ‘A Royal Romance’ (for review click here). If you read my review for that you know how much I adore it and when I heard there was going to be a sequel it just cemented my love for Jenny Frame’s writing even more.

There are four main protagonists in this novel and the book is written from the perspective of all four. Firstly from the perspective Queen George and her wife
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Patty
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jenny Frame has created yet another royal fantasy. I have read a few of her books, but after reading this one, I know I will be purchasing the other books she has written. I found it to be an enjoyable read which had a smooth and steady pace. It is a romance with a story plot which was well planned. This is the second book in her Royal Romance Story. Although it is not necessary to read the first book in the series, “The Royal Romance”, it would be more enjoyable to already know some of the char ...more
Lucy
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't read the first book of the series but it didn't affect my enjoyment of this book, despite the protagonists from the first book playing quite a major part in this book.

I found Rosa and Lennox both together and apart as quite interesting characters, each with their own strengths and baggage that they have to deal with before they can be together. I thought the romance was sweet, though I wish there had been more of a build up in the first half of the book, and I liked how everything reso
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Keri Kobussen
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Audio book review.

An okay but mostly forgettable cliché romance with, dare I say, too many lesbians? Definitely getting The L Word vibes from this, which I like, it helps me picture the characters more easily. Although, I'm a bit annoyed with the narrator for choosing to voice half of each couple super girly, and the other half very butch. One character's name is George (short for Georgina), but because of how the narrator performed that bit I was convinced it was a male character! Not cool. Not
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Karen
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic

I quite enjoyed this sweet and lovely tale. It flows so well and kept me quite engaged. I enjoyed the characters although I thought there was a bit too much about the secondary characters in this book whom we meet in the first story of the series. I appreciate the honest way the author tried to approach the issue and struggle with addiction in one of the main characters. It is not an easy thing and the author does a good job of not making light of it yet not going overboard with the str
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Amanda
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jenny Frame is one of my favorite authors. I have read everything she has written and I haven’t been disappointed. I loved a Royal Romance. I listen to it on audiobook quite often. (read this in ebook form, but purchased the audiobook too) I would pick it up first if you are thinking of reading this one. I enjoy her butch/femme relationships. I also enjoy the “fairytale” romance. I enjoy her books so much I am willing to overlook one of my pet peeves in books: girls with dude names. Drives me nu ...more
AL
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the way Jenny Frame writes and this is following the same path of her previous book about Royals. But even If I knew this time the story (as I have already read the previous book) still kept me at suspense and waiting to read the next page. I honestly dont care if the theme is realistic or not as the purpose of any book (for me at least) is to take you away from your own reality so I like the story, the characters and of course I would like to read more books which are travelling me away ...more
☙ percy ❧
i really enjoyed this! there was the perfect mixture of angst and fluffy sweetness, which is perfect for me because i love lots of conflict but i'm a sucker for a happy ending, lmao. i thought the characters were pretty well-developed, and lex's addiction was dealt with really well. the writing flowed well for the most part, although it was perhaps too simplistic and tell-not-show a bit of the time. overall though, it was well-written and a great read.
Desiree
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: could-not-finish
I gave up on this book about a 1/3 in. Disappointed because it had really good reviews, I really liked that it had LGBTQ characters and that it was set in the future. While the writing is not terrible, the story goes nowhere. The characters are unbelievable and mostly annoying. I can see where the story wants to go. I just don't care to follow the story or the characters any more.
Lara
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the audiobook version of this story. It was okay. Not quite a gripping as the other stories Frame has written in this series. The plot was fine; I think the character development was just a little too shallow for me to really get into the characters' dilemmas.
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Jenny Frame is from the small town of Motherwell in Scotland, where she lives with her partner, Lou, and their well loved and very spoiled dog. She has a diverse range of qualifications, including a BA in public management and a diploma in acting and performance. Nowadays, she likes to put her creative energies into writing rather than treading the boards. When not writing or reading, Jenny loves ...more
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