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The Royal's Pet

(The Royal's Love #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  808 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Note to self: when engaging in a ménage à trois with a swoon-worthy prince and his alpha bodyguard, turn off your camera!

I was nobody, a lone American backpacking her way through Europe, until my steamy night with the Prince of England accidentally went viral.

Uhhhh. YOLO, I guess?

Now the queen wants my head on a platter, his bodyguard keeps shooting me icy glare
Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published March 5th 2018 by Adora Crooks
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3.5 Royal Stars!

This was just ok for me, only one MMF scene in the book, so that was disappointing, and it didn’t seem to pack the heat that was promised... good thing it was a freebie! ;)
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Nov 27, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF @ 5%

Ok yikes, I had to DNF this really early on because Ben crosses a huge consent line and for me it's unforgivable, so there's no way I can read him as a romance hero. I'm so mad at this book and I don't mean to be rude but honestly I'll never read another book by this author.

So the set up for THE ROYAL'S PET is that Prince Roland of England is basically a prisoner in the palace because his mom, the Queen, is paranoid about him being assassinated. So Roland's trusted bodyguard Ben will go
Mar 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
💝 FREE on Amazon today (3/23/2018)!💝
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Im so happy that I happened to stumble upon this debut novel on amazon last night cause I freaking loved it!! Cant wait to read her next book!
Kat Ryker
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book from Hidden Gems in return for a review. I had difficulty getting into this book, probably because I have been on the periphery of the BDSM community for a long time, and the little bit of bondage and pet-play in this book doesn't qualify as even close to the real thing. I think that most authors of what is being billed as BDSM-Romance are off the mark and need some more research. That said, the fantasy of it all was well written and it was fluffy and fun. ...more
Sep 10, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: poly
Finished last night, reviewing now :)
This book is a fun combination of fluff and intrigue, sappy instalove and assassins stalking through the shadows. (and yes, also a lot of smut, but eh. not really what kept me hooked.) I liked it, but I have to say that I do have a least favorite character in this OT3 and it is Ben. I do think he's part of the relationship's balance, and he makes things a little spicier, but he's kind of boring? Oh well, I don't hate him.
Mar 08, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 stars ⭐️

I actually really enjoyed this story. It was more than just a MMF ménage, it was well written, and full of suspense. It also had a little emotion mixed in. And the sex was hot 🥵
DNF!!! Also someone get Olivia from Law & Order SVU, because what?? Couldn’t read beyond 10%
Jamie’s Two Cents
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Too many pet/animal references

The writing was just okay to me. There were far too many animal references. Roland the lion, Ben the wolf, Rory the kitty, Oscar the Otter. Just too many. And can one woman seriously be that wet all time? I forgot how old all the characters were. Maybe they were younger.

The plot was decent. I enjoyed the little bit of action/adventure/murder mystery. Lots of sex scenes! Some one on one and some poly. Nicely done.

Overall it was a decent book. It was the authors fir
Lady Raven Books
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it

This book is fantastic. I love Ronald, Ben, and Rory. They are wonderful together. I love how they meet her. Their journey together is one great big adventure. The surprise in this book is done well. The writing and flow of this book is done right. Highly recommend this book
3.50 / 3.75 stars
Tressie Nelson
Nov 29, 2022 rated it really liked it
Standalone (but book 2 should be read after if you're going to read it)

Trigger warnings
MMF scenes (male on male with female)

Rory travels to show the world to her brother who has CF. When she meets a hot guy in a bar in England, she has no idea what he has in store for her.
Ben is Bi, in love with the prince he guards, and is falling in love with Rory. He would do anything to protect them.
Roland is the prince whose mother has kept him prisoner in the palace for his o
Space Cowgirl
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Three Is A Sexy Crowd💕🐺🍆🌋💋

Adult Fantasy🐲 Romance💕
Rory💋💃 is a free spirited young woman trekking👣 through Europe. Now she's in a pub🍺 in London, checking her map on where to go next, when a big, handsome🐺, ripped💪 British man sits next to her and orders a pint🍺. Being the hot blooded young woman💋 she is , she starts flirting with him. Soon she finds out he's, Ben🐺🍆🌋🔫, the personal bodyguard of the👑 Prince of England, Roland🐺🍆🌋!

Ben🐺🍆🌋🔫 cajoles her to into going back to the palace🏰 with him, via a
Aug 19, 2021 rated it liked it
I like this book. It's a contemporary menage a trois (MMF) romance. There's plenty of silly fun, a case (or two) of insta-love, a bit of pet play, and a side order of mystery. I enjoyed this for the most part, although there are TYPOS GALORE and some glaring inconsistencies. I think with some editing and some fleshing out, this could be a better book. The beginning, especially, could be improved. I'm glad that I kept reading, though, because the story gets better in the second half.

The main char
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing with some suspense, steamy bisexual threesome sex

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I love the characters and the story line. It must have been torture for Ben to desire Roland for so long without acting on his feelings and Roland was so caught up in his own sad life that he never saw Ben until Rory forced him to take notice but feelings for Ben must have been there before because he didn't need much convincing, all it took was a kiss from Ben and Roland felt all the pent up de
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
The story has an interesting idea with the relationship of the Royal/bodyguard/tourist dynamic. I liked the relationship between Ben and Roland the best and, honestly, would have been fine with that alone. I had a hard time understanding the insta-love with Rory for both of the men. It is fine to be attracted to her so instantly, but feeling the love so quickly didn't compute with me. (It is important to keep in mind that the story is OTT when starting.) Because of the interesting storyline, I w ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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5.0 out of 5 starsRoyal in Love.
Bysewsummoreon March 16, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving my honest review. I was enthralled by this book, as am Australian, I am aware of the history etc of the royals and laughed to myself as I read this book, I am sure none of our royals would behave this way and the humor of it added to my enjoyment. The storyline flowed with drama and the characters showed depth and honesty even though
Sandi Ramirez
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-challenge
This is about a vlogger Rory who met a man named Ben at a bar. She decides to have a one night stand with Ben and ends up meeting Prince Roland of England. Prince Roland never leaves the castle grounds for fear someone will kill him like his father was killed 10 years prior. Oh wicked Queen mother. Way to tighten those apron strings. So, Ben sneaks in ladies for threesomes. BUT there is a snag with this one. Ben doesn't let Rory in on the triad idea before Roland shows up and all heck lets loose ...more
Jun 06, 2022 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book! I think that Roland, Ben, and Rory balanced each other out, and I liked watching their relationship develop (and the smut was GREAT). I really appreciated Rory's backstory and why she felt the need to travel, but I do feel like it was a bit of a rushed decision when she decided to stay. I also thought it was weird that it was stressed that Roland hasn't left the palace in years, and then he just ups and leaves with Rory and Ben like it's nothing (I know he had that one momen ...more
Susan Foulkes
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is totally OTT but, it is entertaining, and it made me laugh.

The thinly veiled references to the current Royal Family were a hoot.

The characters were quirky (to say the least), but believable, and the relationship between Roland, Ben, and Rory was touching, as they all had convincing back stories.

There were some serious points in the story arc....the dangers of social media, the downside to being heir to the throne, and the threat to life and limb doesn't always come from
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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K. Smock
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! There is Rory, who is an American woman backpacking around the world and doing a travel vlog. She meets Ben, a British Palace bodyguard who invites her back for some fun. Little does she know who the fun is with. Then there is Prince Roland who hasn't left the palace in more than 10 years since his father was killed. There is a lot happening in this book and I don't want to spoil it. This is a rather steamy book that is lots of fun to read. A love story with quite a twist. Enjoy.

I vol
Shelly Celli
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
WHat a hot and steamy read! A family in mourning turns into a family locked away from everyone and everything waiting for the ax to drop on them once again. The only way Roland can get any type of escape is to have the man that’s hidden his love for him bring women into the palace for him. Neither Ben nor Roland saw what could happen when Rory came around though. She’s opened their eyes and helped them become a unit, even if danger is lurking around the corner that no one can see. A definite mus ...more
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Scorching HOT!!

Read if you have a problem with well written and characters that are easy to like.
Read if you don’t like stories with insane chemistry.
Read if you do not like stories with lust, suspense, and HEA’s.

Prepare for a melted reading device and panties! Yes, it’s that hot!!

I was completely and thoroughly hooked from the very beginning! I loved Rory, Ben, and Roland! There was something so perfect with the three of them.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Esther Alayeto
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
You have a prince, his bodyguard, and the American they want as theirs. Ben, Prince Roland's bodyguard, brings women to the palace for them to have a threesome, that's how Rory meets the prince. The chemistry between the three of them is sizzling and Roland doesn't know that Ben is actually bi and in love with him. What a beautiful mess to unravel with wonderful twists!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Vivian Chrisman
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by this author I have read and I loved it. Wow! Rory, Roland and Ben were a perfect fit. The story-line contained the right amount of kink, danger and substance to keep me turning the pages. It also reinforces the fact that if you don't want something known make sure you aren't accidentally recording live on the web.

*I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book from Hidden Gems which I am voluntarily reviewing*
Jenn Allen
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I'm completely in love with this book and these amazing characters. There's so much wrapped up in the story that I couldn't let go. It's a hot, sweet, extremely loyal, exciting, bit of thrill and suspense, wipe my eyes, hold on tight, wonderful read! Ben, Rory and Roland each have their own quirks, strengths, weaknesses, and an ability to love. I'm definitely looking forward to more from this author.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Melanie Marnell
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Take one prince (the future King of England) who's been virtually imprisoned in Buckingham Palace for 10 years; a stoic royal bodyguard , who's in love with the prince; a globetrotting slip of a girl who's running away from a dying brother and emotional commitments; and a love triangle between these three. Add in palace intrigue, an assassination attempt and a royal family betrayal. What have you got? An entertaining story with some twists and turns that ends up in an HEA! ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Acknowledged

The title of this book is only the obvious part of this story. Rory, Ben and Roland are described in detail through their actions and narrative. How they come into each other's lives is the starting point of their relationship. The setting gives an interesting twist to the changes they face as they navigate their lives together. There is intrigue, fear, revelations, and resolutions to their lives. This was story had me rooting for a happy ending!!! Enjoy!!!
Rachel Jones
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm impressed. For this to be Ms. Crooks first book it's actually very well written! The storyline and characters are fantastic. I enjoyed the fact that she entwined so many different characters into the plot, not just the main two or three. It really kept you guessing as to what was going to happen. The smut parts were good, could have pushed the envelope little more, but still not too shabby. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next book in the series holds. ...more
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