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The Pretend Prince

(The Royals #4)

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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Not her. No way. Never again.
But I need a fake girlfriend…fast.


I am about to lose everything.
And I know just the person who can help.
The little liar that she is.

Lia Heart and I share a past.
Not just the dirty, sweaty, get tangled between-the-sheets kind.
Getting over her wasn’t easy.
But convincing her to help should be.
She owes me.

First I have to suck it up and pretend she
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 198 pages
Published March 18th 2020
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Ophelia and Julius.

They've been so in love three years ago - in front of cameras on the Bachelor TV show.

But after finding out that she was only there to write a story about him, Julius left.

Yes, she was sent there to write about him - but that was forgotten the second she met him and fell in love with him. She only needed the money to take care of her sick mom. But Julius wouldn't even listen to her explanations.

Now they're back in each other's lives.

And again it's because she is h
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Jessie
Mar 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I'm drawn for royal romance and I really try to love this one. Unfortunately I couldn't connect with Julius. It was an ok story for me. It was entertaining, with a good writing and a great message about forgiveness and second chances.
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

It is always a good day when a new Kim Karr story turns up on your kindle.

It has been ages since I have delved into the world of the royal families of the Vespa Isles, so I have completely forgotten most of everything that has happened - though I did remember the gambling storyline that has followed through all the stories so far.

Julius and Lia's story is flirty and sexy - but with some anger and hurt and fighting thrown in. This is to be expected with a second c
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Maree Repa
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars

Lies and the Truth

I was absolutely thrilled to receive this exciting and romantic novel. Written by the amazing Kim Karr. I was just so thrilled to enjoy the lies and truths in this exciting new tale!

Ophelia Heart was lying to the Prince Julius Monaco telling that her name is Lia Heart. She was now dressed in the most wealthiest, most utiful outfit now. Now it was her first chance to meet the Prince. She was shocked by his absolute beauty. He was dressed in the finest most ex
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ashlee l.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sexy, funny, back and forth second chance romance between a Prince and just your average girl. Brought together by a Bachelor show! This was my first read by this author and I enjoyed this book very much. Julius has his alpha moments, but Ophelia can take it. They both were amazing characters and I loved seeing their banter with each other. I smiled, and laughed in a lot of parts. The chemistry was great! They both have tough jobs, but that striking energy they feel towards one another is hard ...more
Sandy S
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
THE PRETEND PRINCE is the fourth and final instalment in Kim Karr’s contemporary, adult THE UNKNOWN ROYALS erotic, romance series. This is the Prince of Wimberly, Prince Julius Monaco, and reporter Ophelia Heart. THE PRETEND PRINCE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary.


Told from dual first person perspectives (Julius and Ophelia) THE PRETEND PRINCE follows the rebuilding relationship between Prince
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Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Mar 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

3 stars. This book was an okay read for me. The Pretend Prince is Lia and Julius's story. Three years ago, Lia went undercover as a journalist on The Bachelor, where she met Prince Julius. She developed real feelings for him and eventually refused to do her assignment. She and Julius fell in love and he chose her as his final pick, but he found out about her original reason for being on the show and dumped her. Now, Lia is still struggling to be a journalist and her boss, who has a family vendet
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 4 Pretty Girl Stars ~

The Pretend Prince is the last installment in Kim Karr’s Unknown Royals series. This one was an enjoyable read, just like the books before it. Although I have to be honest, this wasn’t my favorite of the series.

Julius isn’t my favorite Royal Hero of the group. I had a hard time warming up to him. I also had a hard time believing his feelings of love towards the end, because they seemed to just hit him….Like That!!! kind of unreal
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lazybookconqueror
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2020books
This was fun, sweet and entertaining. Just a light feel-good read.
This book combines two very interesting tropes, a Bachelor style reality show and the royal family.
It's over the top, but this just makes the book more amusing.

Basically, Julius and Ophelia were both participants in a reality show where they first fell for each other. But after a few secrets are revealed they can no longer trust their relationship and go their separate ways, with the last episode never being aired. A few years lat
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Eileen Robinson
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
He is just a Prince, She is just a girl, and they both found each other and fell head over heels in Love, on The Bachelor Show. But all didn’t end well, it ended with Julius left heartbroken, feeling played and betrayed. Ophelia left crushed, heartbroken and knowing it was all her fault.

Now three years later there is a way she can redeem herself and prove to him her love was true and at the same time help him with a tricky situation.....

I have loved this Series, but i think Julius and Ophelia’s
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Mary Mooney
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Ophelia and Julius met on a reality show. He was the playboy Prince whom everyone thought had found love and Lia was going to be his princess. Until the last episode of the show was canceled and no one was talking about why.
Fast forward three years and Lia runs into Julius and the pain and anger he feels are written all over his face and in his posture. All Lia wants to do is get the chance to explain w
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Heather andrews
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ophelia finds it hard to read her man at times, “Yes, that’s fine. I showered before you picked me up, so I’ll just change.” He gives me a look, and I can’t figure out if he wanted me to join him... " Julius has his tender moments, "...he grabs my hand, kisses it, and then ducks down to whisper, “You really do look beautiful.” I liked this book, I liked Julius. ...more
Kim
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars
Former bad boy, Prince Julius Monaco of Wimberly found love in an unconditional way...on The Bachelor television show in America. But although he fell for her, once her true story came out, he did not want to hear any explanations. Three years later, he is still angry, bitter, and feels betrayed. He is a man on a mission to complete a deal for his grandfather's shipping company before he needs to start taking over more royal duties. He needs to keep his reputation clean and not have any
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Avidez Literaria
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
“The question is, will there be a winner or just two losers by the time we get to the end?”

Ophelia is trying to reinvent herself and start a new life, but the past that she prefers to forget will hit her again in full force. Three years ago, she accepted a proposal and ended up being one of the participants in a reality show. In disguise, this journalist should compete with other women and win the bachelor's heart. But winning Prince Julius' heart was easy. The difficult was to maintain the farc
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Cee Cee Houston
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Once upon a time…
There was a bachelor prince who went on a reality show just for fun but ended up falling in love-
Then the wheels fell off his bus!!

There once was an aspiring journalist who went on the same reality show- but she’d been hired to do a job. She refused in the end, and found her prince Charming. But, the wheels on her bus broke too.

Secrets were outed, lives were destroyed and hearts torn asunder.

Julius Monaco was that Prince, now, three years later he’s on the verge of making his gr
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Jennifer Pierson
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm just going to start out by saying that there's not any world which I wouldn't LOVE everything that Kim Karr puts out, and it's seemed like FOREVER since the last book to be honest. Her brilliance at penning stories that I'm instantly immersed in from the jump, is the reason why she's one of my very favorite of all time. Julius & Ophelia (aka Lia) met on a bachelor show, and even fell in love there to boot, but she was sent there to write a story about him, and he got wind of it, so he left t ...more
Avid Reader
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
The Pretend Prince by Kim Karr
3 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Julius is a prince and he wanted to find love. He thought that he had found his princess in Ophelia. While the reality tv show was what you would expect, it was abruptly canceled.

Years later, Lia runs in to Julius again. This time, for a different reason, but he's unhappy to see her, just the same. Lia is trying to make amends, but with Julius constantly angry and harsh with her, it's a wo
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Novel Grounds
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

GUYSSS. Kim brought again with her royals. I love this series. I love that we get to see familiar faces but that each story completely is its own. This one was SO FUN.

This is like watching the followup episode to The Bachelor. The royal edition. It was angst filled and had two souls that were completely meant for each other but both fighting their own past decisions.
I was rooting for these two. I love tortured reads and the guys were certainly that. This is an epic second chance romance but
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Kari Hansen
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A reality show brought them Lia and Julius together the first time, but Lia had a reason for being there other than falling in love with a Prince. She was sent to uncover a story on the famous Prince but by the time the truth was exposed they had fallen in love with each other and all they had to show for their efforts was broken hearts.

Lia has learnt from the mistakes of her past so when she is once again assigned to expose the secrets of the sexy Prince. She decides honesty is the best policy
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Ga Books LoverX
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kim Karr has a way of delivering fun, flirty, steamy, and humorous books that are delightful books and The Pretend Prince is a second chance romance that will have you rooting for Julius and Ophelia and for the regular girl to get the prince. Now years later, these two are back in each others lives for necessity purposes and giving her a chance for redemption to help him out. And thus the story unfolds! Can these two get back to the way things were?

All in all, this was a good book that was super
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Mayas
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Julius and Ophelia story was sexy and sad.

#1 My understanding of Julius feeling betrayed was bone crushing. The way he took everything but trying to save his family and ultimately his grandmother from bad press was sweet.

#2 Lia wanting to make amends when in reality she was so blind to all things in front of her except for Julius.

#3 Helena proving age is nothing but a number and the she knows more than what everyone thinks.

#4 Kim rocked another royal story that had me reading while I was suppos
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Louise  O
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Pretend Prince is a 2nd chance love story, having read Kim Karr’s work previously I dived straight into Ophelia & Julius.

Julius put his heart on the line when he was on reality TV, falling in love so quickly he was done with everyone else. When everything he thought was true fell apart in front of him he licked his wounds and on he went. 3 Years later Ophelia is straight back in the lions den with the one that stole her heart. Pretending to be his boyfriend might not be the best plan she has
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Frances
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
I have not read any other stories related to this and I didn't really feel lost or anything.
I have never been a fan of reality TV, but this blurb had me reeled in.
Ophelia and Julius met on a reality TV show that never saw it's ending. It was cut off with out the rose given and viewers everywhere were at a loss.
Julius wants nothing to do with Lia, but he may be able to use her and spit her out like she did him years before. Lia is just trying to do her job and take care of her mother. She stil
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"It’s going to be a good day when you can read a new story from Kim Karr, and The Pretend Prince is another hit!
I love Royal family stories, it’s kind of fun to see how the other half lives, Ophelia and Julius, and a second chance, you don’t want to miss this one.
A funny, sexy, and flirty romance, a second chance between the Prince and you average young lady, but the twist to this one is they meet on a bachelor show. However as in most of these types of meets, it didn’t end well or last. These
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Becky
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Orphelia first met him when she was assigned to write a story on the prince of the Vespa Islands. She quickly fell in love, but he dumped her as soon as he found out she went on the reality show just to get a story. Now she's back in his life, and against her wishes, she was assigned to write another story. He needs her to help stabilize his business. She still loves him, and it seems that he still loves her...

This is a great book! The heat is so good! You will love this story! One click today!
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Sassy Southern
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
WOW!!! Hot and steamy and full of so many ups and downs and heart break! This book starts off with one heck of a bang and doesn't slow down until the very end.

Ophelia and Julius meet on a Bachelor but she is keeping a secret that will tear them apart. 3 years later when they are forced to come face to face their intense chemistry is still there, but anger, confusion and hatred are now between them.

Get ready to be taken on one heck of a roller coaster ride because this book will have you feelin
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Karin
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m slightly obsessed with reality TV so this book called to me lol. I loved the whole Bachelor twist to it, Julius and Ophelia genuinely did fall for each other but when everything that was hidden came to light he felt betrayed and did what he felt he had to now fast forward a few years later he’s in a jam that Ophelia could help him with. This story was adorable, funny and I loved the back and forth banter between these two
Kim
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A second chance romance where both characters will grab onto your heart? Yes, please! The Pretend Prince is just that, the story of Julius and Ophelia who met and fell in love on The Bachelor Show. Needless to say, things didn’t end very well and three years later the two are back in each other lives. Full of emotion, this story will have you laughing one moment and tearing up the next. Julius and Ophelia’s journey to a HEA isn’t an easy one but it sure as hell is a good one! A must-read book!
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I just love this series and I think this one was my favorite. I love second chance at love stories and this one had it all. You feel every emotion under the sun and then some. Ophelia and Julius were just perfectly matched and the chemistry between them you could feel coming through the pages. i hope there is more to this series.
Flo Grugel
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
The Pretend Prince was a good mixed bag reading experience with steam that left me frustrated with Julius and Ophelia at times. They finally got their hea and I'm sure there will be more from this series. ...more
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