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Cheeky Royal

(Royals Undercover #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  3,109 ratings  ·  525 reviews
Alternate cover edition of ASIN B079KXFL82

All they want is everything they can’t have.


Yes, yes, I've heard the rumors.
The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that.
The problem is, he's also my job.

When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.

Then I caught my boyfriend cheating — and suddenly l
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published April 2nd 2018 by Sankofa Girl (first published March 8th 2018)
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-2/4/18

So I really enjoyed cheeky royal it was a fun easy read that I had no issue losing myself in.
This had no high brow storyline to draw the reader in and relied totally on its charming storyline which had me smiling and chuckling to myself throughout.
I'm not gonna rehash the blurb here but will just say that this is one of those stories that creeps up on you by surprise.
I really wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did but it had such a feel
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not sure what it is about romances with royals that I find so tempting, but Sebastian was a treat. His whoremongering notwithstanding, he was such a sweetheart. He was just trying to be his own person, fulfilling his own desires, one of which focused on his photography. He’s sworn off women in his determination to get done what he needs done. What he couldn’t prepare himself for was his hotter than hot, artsy and irresistible new neighbor, ‘Len’.

This story was teeming with secrets, stealthy
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m all about the royals these days and when I read this blurb, what stood out to me is the heroine is in charge of guarding the royals (aka the hero). This is a really cute, super sexy story and I definitely recommend it. But let me also tell you that it’s part one of a two-book series and it ends in a cliffhanger. The second book, Cheeky King, comes out April 30 – so you don’t have long to wait.

I actually appreciate the fact that this romance is not rushed. How many books have I read recently
Apr 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF Chapter 5.

This was not very good I am afraid. It read like a bad B Grade film. Cringe worthy, disjointed dialogue and lame plot.

I tried again at Chapter 7, but had to put it down again. Not my cup of tea.

Oh! I must add that I also hated the cover. I think the abs of the model have been photoshopped to an inch of its life. Just come on already!
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3.5 Stars

I'm going to be honest, I didn't expect a whole lot from this one. Is it the best written book? No. Is it the best plotted book? No. Is it HAUT? YES. Is it addicting?? YES!!!!!

I had no idea that this ended on a cliffy, otherwise I wouldn’t have read it without having the second book. Normally I would dive head first into the next but I’m stingy on buying e books when I’ve promised myself to only read books that I own until my TBr is more manageable. Adulting is stupid and a big buzzkil
Tia Louise
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super fun, and sexy--with a twist! I adored this slow-burn, royal romance, and you will, too...

Now off to finish the duet! Whee!!!
Beneath The Covers Blog
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I’m stating this right from the get-go…..this story DOES end in a cliffy. So enter at your own risk! *smirk*

Good golly miss molly….this was a great read! Engaging, entertaining, with a little bit of suspense and a whole lot of secrets and lies, you will not be able to put down this book!

To be completely truthful, I was expecting just another typical royal romance…swoony prince, delightful commoner, and a sweet and lovable storyline. But those descriptions are just a small taste of what Cheeky Ro
Erin Lewis
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Cheeky Royal (Royals Undercover #1) by Nana Malone

Audio Review:
I know that this is hard to believe but this is the first book I have read or listened to from Nana Malone but Cheeky Royal was a great book to be my first.
The first thing you need to know is that this ends in a cliff hanger which I didn’t know so you have been warned. This is book one in the Royals Undercover duet and it was entertaining and addictive.
Sebastian is a prince who does not want to be king and in an ef
Elizabeth Swain
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sebastian... he sure is one Cheeky Royal... and I may be a little in love? Elizabeth @ White Hot Reads

Warning: This is a Cliffy Story!!! #Cliffhanger

You are going to truly fall in love with these two, their chemistry is tangible and combustible... I cannot wait for the next book.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A couple of months ago I read Cheeky Prince, the prequel to Nana Malone’s Royals Undercover duet. Although I wasn’t crazy about the prequel, it left me more than willing to dive into the duet. In fact, I was more than a little bit curious. Thus, when I finally got the chance to dive in, I was happy to devour the story.

Cheeky Prince was an insanely addictive read, one that had me turning the pages at a rapid pace. It gave us so much, ensuring there will be plenty more of this world to come, promi
I was enjoying this book and fully prepared to give it 4 stars until IT ENDED IN A CLIFFHANGER. Now I’m seriously pissed! I hate this trend of having books end in cliffhangers that has crept in romance, but if you’re going to do it, PUT IT IN THE BLURB THAT THIS IS “PART ONE” OR SOMETHING!!! I got this because it was a freebie on Amazon, and now I guess I’ll buy book 2 but ughhhhhhh seriously I’m mad y’all 😡
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own. I voluntarily reviewed this book.

Cheeky Royal
By: Nana Malone

Cheeky Royal is a few of my favorite things rolled into one. I adore romcoms, royals, chicklit and that makes this book perfect for me. A prince running and hiding from his impending throne. A royal female guard sent to find him. Then, she locates the stray prince and moves in next door to secretly keep a watch on him. They interact in fun flirty ways, he
Feb 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
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All they want is everything they can’t have.


Yes, yes, I've heard the rumors.
The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that.
The problem is, he's also my job.

When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.

Then I caught my boyfriend cheating — and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.


I never wanted the throne.

When I left behind my gilded cage of a p
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I’m so angry at myself for not realizing this book was part of a series and NOT a stand-alone. Penny and Sebastian’s story continues in book two and apparently book 3 will feature the hero’s brother Lucas. So as I try and talk myself down off of a cliff, there will eventually be some resolution and HEA for these two but not until the end of the next book. This cliffhanger took me completely by surprise and so did finding out the next book was not on KU and costs 5$. Alas I got this book for free ...more
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
I really enjoyed this story. Nana Malone is becoming one of my go-to authors!

This story is a refreshing story of the royal meets commoner and finds love. Sebastian is a prince with reasons of not wanting to be the prince anymore. SO when he is told that his father has two other children out there he takes it upon himself to go find them. He is hoping that maybe one of them will want to take the spot of King or Queen when the time is right.

Len is a Royal Guard. It isn't her dream job, but someth
Isha Coleman
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The runaway prince and his inept bodyguard. There's a royal crisis in the making and it begins with a thing called love. Family duty and secret heartache map a collision course with destiny for a totally unsuitable match. She's sent to bring him home. He's left to find himself. Sebastian and Penny have a history. A childhood friendship that lost it's way. When fate and circumstance help them reconnect, will the secrets each keeps spell a fresh start or a bitter end for these long lost friends? N ...more
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3.5 Cocktails
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Royal Stars!
I absolutely adored this forbidden romance! It was funny, sweet, heartwarming and very sexy!
Penny is part of the royal guard who protects the royal family. She is good at her job but tends to be a bit of a klutz. She has been sent to the US to get close to the Prince and convince him to return home. Sebastian's heart isn't in becoming King. He loves his country and wants to help them but not as King. Penny/Len becomes friends with Sebastian and they find they are kindred spirits
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I'm really torn regarding how to rate this one. There were some parts of this book that I loved, others had me rolling my eyes and skipping entire scenes.

I appreciated the kick-ass female lead and the way she was charged with protecting the prince. However, I passionately hated how every time she behaved in a strong and fearless way, we're reminded that she's a pathetic, weak female... Her instincts and ability to fight are reduced to nothing more than luck. The worst part is, she does it too
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was given an ARC of this book. I tried really hard to like this book, but I just couldn't connect with either character. I felt like Penny was kind of a doormat who let people walk all over her, and I didn't connect with Sebastian either. I had a hard time believing that he was going to find his long-lost bastard brother and convince him to be king. I don't think a bastard can be king (I mean, come on, even in Westeros a bastard can't be king). This book also ended on a cliffhanger, which I ha ...more
Tanaka The Bibliophile
When I was young, I was the type of girl who was into anything to do with royalty. From Disney princess books to princess movies, I was a fanatic. I always had that fascination of bring whisked into a fairy tale filed with castles, hunky princess and royal jewels. Now let's be realistic here-it might not happen at all but I always dreamed about wearing a tiara and gorgeous gown with my prince charming. Hahaha. I can dream, right. But it is books like Cheeky Royal by Nana Malone that makes me liv ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Cheeky Royal begins with Cheeky Prince, a short prequel to Cheeky Royal. A look into the royal life of Sebastian Winston, the crown prince to the Winston Isles. As a young boy Sebastian is allowed time to play, like any ordinary child, but even he knows he lives the life of no ordinary boy. Soon he is to be sent off to boarding school where he will be schooled in everything he needs to know so he can one day take over the kingdom.

In Cheeky Royal we meet a cocky prince who is more fond of sating
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
" Nana Malone returns with a wonderful new series and two of the most charming heroes. Once again I'm mesmerized by her work! "

Book rates: 5stars
Plot: 5stars
Characters: 5starts
Writing: 5stars
Pacing: 4+stars
Cover: 4stars

"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review."

Would you let yourself to fall in love with the Prince when your duty is to keep him safe? When you are already know you won't have a future with him.. Nana Malone returns with a wonderful ne
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
OMG!! I truly loved Cheeky Royal!! It was a total 4 1/2 star read for me!! I'm serious...we need 1/2 star ratings!! Cheeky Royal was a fantastic read! There was not anything that I did not love about this book. Cheeky Royal is a fun and enjoyable read, not to mention absolutely hilarious. Penelope and Sebastian are the cutest duo ever. The thoughts that run through their minds, not only about each other, but about life in general will have you holding your stomach from laughing so hard.

Not only
Everything Marie
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nana Malone has spun a beautiful tale of royal hotness! This is a story of two people trying to find theirselves both in two different ways but one may have a hidden agenda. Until she falls for him. And there is no stopping her heart.

Prince Sebastian has had enough of the royal agenda. He gets burned and goes on a hiatus until he learns something that gives him a new agenda. But he doesn't let anyone know where he's gone. Confused and heartbroken Sebastian sets off to find what he needs to make
Jackie Wright
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Audio Review
Book one in the Royals Undercover Duet and you do need to be aware this story ends on one heck of a cliffhanger, one that I did not see coming .....
Andi Arndt and Shane East did a fantastic job bringing the story and the characters to life, they had me hook, line and sinker from the very first page, from the moment their first lines were spoken.
Sebastian doesn’t enjoy life as a Royal so he is trying to run and hide from his responsibility as the prince who is next in line for the thr
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Too much stretching ( the story ) I found the story quit contradicting as I understand author tried to bring a strong h which mind you she is the royal guard who supposed to protect H ( in this story he is a royal prince )

The problems is her characters which author let it show is some insecure girl ( o don’t mind the rambling and any other nonsense) but she utterly let herself become a doormat at certain point and blaming her family ( she said herself thought her mother were very supportive)

Mar 03, 2020 added it
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ALERT! This story ends in a cliffhanger!!!
What I liked mostly about this book is that the heroine is in charge of guarding the hero.
Penny’s family has been guarding the royals of the Winston Isles since the 1700’s. Penny has been given a job that she is not quite sure she can do. In fact, she says no to the King until circumstances that involve her boyfriend forces her to say yes. Her point of view was very fun to read about and lovable.
The relationship between Sebastian and Len/Penny was real
Andrea Britton
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nana Malone has spun a beautiful tale of royal hotness! This is a story of two people trying to find theirselves both in two different ways but one may have a hidden agenda. Until she falls for him. And there is no stopping her heart.

Prince Sebastian has had enough of the royal agenda. He gets burned and goes on a hiatus until he learns something that gives him a new agenda. But he doesn’t let anyone know where he’s gone. Confused and heartbroken Sebastian sets off to find what he needs to make
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Five stars worthy and more! I loved this story! The main characters, Prince Sebastian and Royal Guard Member, Penelope are strong, witty, smart characters that drive this story. It is so well done that I will read it again and again!

No worries, no spoilers ahead but here’s a short, incomplete synopsis of the story:

Sebastian, who is trying to get out of being the Crowned Prince and Penelope who is trying to bring the Prince back home and keep him safe at the same time are also trying hard to
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Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author, Nana Malone writes Sexy Feel-Good Romance and loves of all things romance and adventure.

That love started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and chan

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