If only the press knew the real story behind her relationships with the D ...more
Alexandra Ryans or Aly, is the daughter of the former American ambassador to England. After the death of her mother and the death of the King’s wife, Aly and her father moved into the Royal Castle. She ...more
3.5 “Rebel Royal” Stars
ARC via NetGalley.
Thank you, Entangled (Embrace)!
This was a fun read, and a lot less "triangly" (I know that's not a word) than I thought.
I went into this book thinking I'd get a royal love triangle, and while there were some flashback scenes that showed a little of that, the scenes set in the present made it clear that the focus of the romance were Alexandra and Oliver.
The story starts with Alexandra, an American girl raised with the British royal family due to her father ...more
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Where do I start with how amazing this book this was?
While I confess that I have a weird infatuation and love for the Royal Family (hello, Kate Middleton!), I'm obsessed with books about royalty as well. Enter Royal Attraction with characters like the womanizer, Oliver Dudley, and the misguided, Aly Ryans. Both have grown up together as best friends behind the palace doors. While Aly loved or adored, Oliver's older and much ...more
Royal brothers + American girl = Happy Peri.
Not this time
The premise sounded amazing: Aly was raised with the three heirs to the throne of England. She'd always had her eye on a particular brother, but then certain events take place that make her realize she'd been in love with another brother all along.
Let me start with the parts I genuinely enjoyed. The whole back and forth between past and present was great, it really hel ...more
Super sweet happily ever after royalty romance. Every girls dream is to marry a prince and become a princess. Alexandra grows up in the palace with 3 princes. And who wouldn't want 2 princes to fight over you. Who will Alexandra choose?
Great read by Tiffany Truitt. I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.
Thanks NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my honest review. ...more
Alexander Ryans has been brought up for most of her life living with the British Royal family where her Dad works as an advisor to the King after previously being the American Ambassador. She’s grown up with the three Princes, having her first crush on the eldest son, Aiden, but having Oliver, the youngest son, as her best friend and the one who both supports and challenges her most. At the start of the s ...more
Alexandra grew up in the palace. THE palace, the one in the UK, with the three princes. She was their best friend, and their fathers were friends, but she always had a secret crush on one, well, two, of them - Aiden, next in line to the crown, and somehow Ollie, third in line, too. Something happened, though, that caused Aly to run. Now, years later, Freddie ...more
What I Thought Prior to Reading Royal Attraction: I can't possible love another one of Tiffany's book as much as I loved Seven Ways to Loose Your Heart.
The Reality: Yes, I totally could, and that book's name ...more
Thank you, Ms. Truitt, for reminding me why I loved to read these “Prince Charming” romance books as much as I have in the past. Royal Attraction is an excellent reminder!
Alexandra (Ali) grew up in the palace with the Dudley boys. Her father was the American ambassador to England, and later the Kings friend and advisor. Aiden is the Crown Prince of England was Alexandra’s first crush growing up. Freddie, is second in line to the throne. ...more
I also liked that this was a unique take and situation regarding a royal family. The characters were relatable, loveable and flawed. The adults acted like adults most of the time and the romance was be ...more
Trips to the past mixed with the present gave way to confusion but also made the relationship with princes intriguing.
At first it was difficult for me to empathize with Alexandra for her cowardice, but the more I knew her I managed to understand her reasons for having the impulse to flee when she did not feel capable of facing the situation.
Then we saw how little by little she grew and faced her fears and took responsibility for her actions.
I also liked the teaching she gi ...more
I loved it from the first page to the last one and I still wanted more!
The characters are wonderful, the story really lovely and it has been all brought together thanks to Tiffany's fantastic story telling!
I laughed, I chocked up a little and finally melted into a puddle!
I loved it and highly recommend it! It pushes all the right buttons, and I could not put it down! ...more
*ARC received from Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Once again, I'm reminded that I'm an only child and I still long for an older brother.
SPOILER FREE REVIEW
"I'll pretend that seeing you here doesn't drive me wild. I'll ignore all the things my body wants to do to yours. I'll forget the fact that you leaving without a good-bye wrecked me."
I swear I picked up this book because it has modern princes, and it's set in a palace, the p ...more
Alexandra 'Aly' Ryans escaped to the U.S the moment she believed she ruined her friendships with the three princes she grew up with. But with a royal wedding coming up and everyone expecting her to be there, Aly is returning home to England. However, mingling with royalty means being in the spotlight; something Aly hates and when they discover some things about her past, will it cause her to run again or will she finally stay and face the music so she and Oliver Dudley can finally have their sho ...more
Alexandra Ryans grew up with the British royal family. As the daughter of an American ambassador, one of the King of England’s most trusted advisors, Aly’s life was, from a young age, intertwined with that of the princes. In her teens, Aly harbored a not-so-secret crush on Aiden, the oldest prince, first in line for the throne. But it was the youngest prince, Oliver, who became her best friend. It was Oliver who was always there for her. And it was Oliver who snuck into her heart without he...more
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I'd just finished a pretty tight thriller so wanted something light to read. this seemed perfect but actually it was a little too light and fluffy.
The main issue I had with this story was I just didn't feel the romance, didn't feel any great connection between the couple.
I need there to be lots of in depth romance, but what I got was a few fluffy moments, lots of introspection and looking back.
For much of the t ...more
To say I judged this book purely by the title alone is completely true. I love all things royal, be it contemporary or historical, I'm a complete Anglophile and history nerd. So I immediately jumped at the chance to read and review this book to which I can say I am glad I did.
Being the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to England meant Alexandra Ryan's life was already atypical. But when the death of her mother and friendship of t ...more
First strike was dead mothers for both the hero and heroine, with little reason other than to bump the plot along. Why don't we get a dead father and a mother who remains ambassador despite her loss? Or better yet no dead parents, and come up with another way to link your characters together. ...more
I love the dynamic t ...more
I had high hopes for this book and went into it expecting it to wow me but I’ll be honest it didn’t. It was kind of okay in the beginning and I thought it would get better as the story developed and improved. However I couldn’t get into it as it lacked the interesting story hook that usually gets me into a book.
The characters were likeable but the story itself in my honest opinion let it down. I do think this book is going to be a hit or miss with readers. Some may love this book for how its wri ...more
In this case here, although the plot is something of the sort, the story didn't make me feel thrilled.
I'm not sure if it was the behavior of the female main character. Although in the end it is given a strong and plausible reason for her habitual behavior.
The Royal family was even interesting, but the ...more
This was a complimentary advanced reader copy from the author/publ ...more