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Cheeky King

(Royals Undercover #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,481 ratings  ·  283 reviews
What good is a King without his Queen?


I never wanted the crown, but now it's mine.
Instead of my freedom–instead of her.
But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.


The moment he became king, I knew we were over.

Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero.
If only they all knew that we'd both lost our hearts.
If only
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published April 30th 2018 by Sankofa Girl (first published April 19th 2018)
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I’m so in love with this couple. Even though they drove me bonkers with the way they ran hot and cold, I was a total fan! Sebastian and Penny are at odds because of the lies they told and truths they omitted. Not the best timing as Sebastian could really use Penny at his side while he navigates life as the new king. Then again, the law is the law and these two can’t be together… even if they wanted to. But maybe… just maybe… the new king can change the laws to suit himself.

Loved them! As Sebasti
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-30/4/18

I bloody adored "Cheeky King".
I clicked and connected more with this instalment than I did with the previous one, which I also enjoyed immensely.
This surprised me considering how hot and cold this pair run.
In fact, I felt that first Sebastion spat his dummy out and basically threw a royal brat tantrum and when he seemed to eventually stop fighting the inevitable it was basically Penny's turn to have a pop.
This pair were actually exhausting to keep
Beneath The Covers Blog
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2018-reads
Suspense, enchantment, and devotion infuse the pages in this spectacularly royal love story!

Cheeky King was everything I wanted and more for the conclusion to Sebastian and Penny’s story! The storyline is so intriguing with its mysterious who-done-it and the yearning for a HEA. The intricate storytelling designs the author exhibits in this book is beyond fantastic; the woven narrative between duty and love, between betrayal and forgiveness, and between sabotage and loyalty gives the book a clima
May 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was such a disappointing sequel to an interesting and funny book and I had high hopes of a good murder investigation and a bit more in depth feelings between the characters now they finally found out the truth.
But no. All I got for the first half was angst and Sebastian being a dick to Penny, for no reason other than he was mad at his father for orchestrating their meeting and basically controlling him but he couldn't confront him so he took it out on her.
And she just took it. Like, he knew
Mar 03, 2020 added it
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Penny and Sebastian certainly steamed up this book. Sebastian father is dead and he has to head home. They have both fallen in love but has not said anything about it. He tries to hate her and tries to get away from him, which becomes impossible when she is kept by Sebastian as his personal guard.
Even though the ending was predictable, the journey was absolutely fantastic. The story lots of humor and excitement. Arial as always delivers. However, this time Lucas was also funny and kinda cute.
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved the conclusion to Penny and Sebastian's story! Betrayals, secrets and suspense!
Kelly Emery
Full review can be found at Beneath The Covers Blog -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.*
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cheeky King brings Nana Malone’s Royals Undercover duet to a close, and it was a great second book. The moment I finished the first I was desperate to dive into this second book, and I gladly completed it in no time at all. I needed to see how everything played out, and I was more than willing to power through the book.

With Cheeky King, so much is brought together. We were introduced to so many aspects in the first book, and I was a bit fearful the second book would be unable to bring together a
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
" Nana Malone rocks once again with her new duet! Suspenseful and steamy, Cheeky King has the whole package of royal drama and forbidden romance to keep the reader on the edge till the last chapter ends."

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

Hero: King Sebastian
Heroine: Penny

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

Long live the King! Although he did whatever he could not to be the King himself,
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOODNESS!! What a great conclusion to Penny and Sebastian's story!! Cheeky King picks up right where Cheeky Royal left, if you haven't read Cheeky Royal STOP right now and go read it!! This is not a standalone. If you want to the full royal treatment read Cheeky Prince, the novella, as well, before you read Cheeky Royal. Cheeky King takes us back to the Winston Isles where Sebastian is preparing for his coronation as King and all that comes along with it. However, Sebastian cannot ...more
Isha Coleman
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
It's been a long time coming. Cheeky Prince issued an invitation, Cheeky Royal set the stage and Cheeky King is the final chapter of the diary of Sebastian and Penny's forbidden romance. Nana Malone has created an adventurous tale of dangerous treachery, heartbreaking loss and undying love. The life of a Prince is never ordinary, but in Sebastian's case can prove deadly on so many levels. I don't say this often, but the Royals Undercover series, should really be read completely and in order. The ...more
L.R.W. Lee
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it

I loved everything about this except the proposal was VERY rushed after everything we readers had been through with these characters. I wanted to linger in the night at the art gallery and the romance of Sebastian proposing....
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't know why, but I got an arc for this book and not for book one. I decided not to buy the first book and I began reading this one. I did not feel like I had missed something because from what I gathered, the story is the usual deception one. The characters have left the States and they are back in their country. Sebastian knows the truth and he is not happy. Penny is trying to salvage the whole situation and continue working as a guard.

If you ask me, whatever romance you could get from Pe
Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
In Cheeky Royal, I told myself that I will fall in love with the second book. I also told myself that I am going to get sweet, sexy and tantalizing moments in the second book. Boy, did it deliver. My heart was ripped with enormous cliffhanger from Cheeky Royal that made me freak out and curse a lot lol. I was not happy but I wanted to read Cheeky King pronto. I was absolutely happy when I got to read Cheeky King. There is a saying : good things comes those who wait.And good things came in a ench ...more
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Cheeky King is the continuation of Cheeky Royal (The 1st book in the Royals Undercover series). I found this 2nd installment to be just as entertaining as the 1st book. Although, this book definitely has a lot more feels. The emotions are everywhere.

Sebastian received life changing news at the end of the last book and is now back home to deal with the details and all that entails becoming the new King. He broke my heart so many times. Not only did he have to deal with his new lot in life, but th
Anteres Anderson Turner
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Felice Foster
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a good book and conclusion to Penny and Sebastian's story. I wasn't sure what to expect after the explosive ending to Cheeky Royal. Penny and Sebastian had fallen in love and even though I knew there would be fallout from the King's death,I wasn't prepared for all that followed.

Cheeky King is more suspenseful than Cheeky Royal. Many more secrets are revealed and a dangerous plot is exposed. Through it all Penny's love (although painful for her) for Sebastian remains. Keeping him sa
Happily Mary After
Cheeky King is an AMAZING end to the FUN, romantic, and SEXY Royals Undercover duet. Sebastian and Penny are perfectly matched with fan-yourself-worthy chemistry and a captivating rapport. Sebastian is dealing with a lot now that he is king, including some intrigue and suspense, and he and Penny have a few things to sort out from the previous book. (I am trying to keep spoilers out of this!) They do so without a lot of overly dramatic angst and shenanigans, which makes their feelings and actions ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Life is definitely different for Penny and Sebastian now. Once he realized he was King, the weight of the responsibilities made him realize it was time to grow-up. With that also comes the need to follow the rules and traditions established in his country. Plus, how can he forgive Penny for lying to him.

Poor Penny now is the one that has to deal with her emotions and Sebastian being downright mean to her. This is an impossible situation when Sebastian is still the love of her life and she knows
Christi Fowler
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Romance - suspense, second chance, royalty
Standalone: Nope - Read book 1 first
Part of a Series: Yep - Book 1 of 2 in the Royals Undercovers Series:
POV: Sebastian and Penny
Steam Level: Quite toasty at times

Cheeky King starts three days after the end of Cheeky Royal and back on the island. This book is more emotional and raw than the first one. It's angry and passionate and you can feel the pain. And while rooting for Sebastian and Penny - Sebastian is being a jerk and Penny's letting h
Tania's Book Blog
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was anticipating this conclusion and I enjoyed it. At the ending of book 1 I was wondering how Sebastian was going to take the news about Penny. At first he was a bit of an idiot because his emotions were all over the place. But then he got his act together and went after what he wanted. His persistent is endless.

Penny was still sweet as ever and madly in love with Sebastian but she stood her ground on lots of things which made me proud. She wasn’t his pushover even though at times it seems li
Andrea Britton
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The perfect ending for Sebastian and Penny! Cheeky Royal is book two and we get to see what happens when Prince Sebastian become is King Sebastian.

A lot of hearts are hearting, there have been lies said, people have been deceived. It gets a bit sticky throughly this second book. Finding out who the murderer is isn’t as easy as it may seem.

Sebastian and Penny go through a lot of heartache during this time, mostly done by Sebastian to Penny. When the heart hurts, people tend to act out but love
Cindy Fong
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story, where to start?. I adored Penny and Sebastian in Cheeky Royal but I LOVED them in Cheeky King. You know those situations where you know what you should do but you are too stubborn to own up to it and do it? Well, that is the conundrum that both Penny and Sebastian are in but now with a threat looming. I felt every single emotion; from cockiness and regret, mourning to love, desperation to relief and everything in between. This is a cinderella story with characters that are memorable ...more
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok this book made me want to throttle Sebastian,
He didn't want to be king but now he is and it is killing him he can't have Penny, she is not allowed but as we all know these alpha men always get what they want.

Penny is at a loss trying to figure out just where she fits in this world now but she still wants Sebastian and keeps ending up with him even though it is forbidden.
Can these two work everything out ?
You gotta read to find out
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually finished this book a few days ago, but I was a little on the fence about what to put in my review. Now that I've had a chance to think, this story is pretty alright.

I love the dual POV of the story, but feel a little slighted that there's no resolution towards Robert and his involvement. However, the overall feel of the story is that of a fairy-tale ending, and I really hope to see more of these characters in other books! Totally love the Blake Security tie-in.

Please note that I did
Andrea B
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This series was outside my norm because of the royal thing. I like this author so I gave it a try. I actually really enjoyed it. It was funny and angsty. There is a twist at the end I did not see coming. I do recommend this series. Note: u need to read book 1 to understand book 2. Book 1 is a cliffhanger so have book 2 ready to go
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The swooning continues in the Cheeky King. I have fallen even harder for Sabastian. Ashley @ White Hot Reads.

I was excited for this book because the ending of Cheeky Prince was not what I expected and this book did not disappoint. Sabastian and Penny’s combustible love continues. I fall in love even more with Sabastian as he finds his way as King and grows into the man and King his father knew he could be. I do not blame Penny for not wanting to hide what she feels and making Sabastian prove tha
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

This duet blew me away! I honestly couldn’t get enough of this fabulous book. It was a very dramatic conclusion and I had a feeling it would end the way it did, but the story itself was still awesome. I love the characters and Ariel makes me laugh. Penny and Sebastian certainly steamed up this book! I hope to see Ariel get together with Lucas. I think they would make a perfect pair. I hope to see more of this royal family in the near future!
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The King

Will get his Queen or will he. Sebastian father is dead and he has to head home. Len/Penny has fallen love but she didn't get to tell him before and now things will be different. There will be ups and downs, will they make it.
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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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