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A dare turns into so much more…

All I want to do is get to work on time.
But a Prince Harry look-a-like is trying to steal my cab,
and that’s not going to happen.

In the midst of the battle,
I discover I lost my wallet.
So I bargain—a free ride for a kiss.

His lips taste like mint, and when he tugs me closer,
I can feel the hard muscles beneath his expensive suit.

The kiss ends
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Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published February 27th 2019
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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Gigi just moved to Manhattan three weeks ago. She wasn't going to find her dream fashion job back home in Texas.

It's hard living in this city, but today's the day her dreams might finally come true. She just has to be on time for this job ... but this horrible but very sexy Prince Harry lookalike just hijacked her cab!!!

LOL!

Of course we can guess that they're going to the same place .... and ... since the blurb already told us - he's her new boss. But that's obviously not the only t
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Maree Repa
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

Meeting the Prince

I was absolutely thrilled to enjoy this next marvellous exciting most romantic tale. Written by the amazing and the the most wonderful writer, Kim Karr. With this romantic tale. I just knew I would adore!!

Gigi Gatsby who was originally lived her father in Texas who evidently to New York. Hoping to find the perfect dream job in Fashion. Although she was still single, she was starting a brand new job at a real fashion magazine.

Whist Gigi is surviving the pouring
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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.

And a story with a ginger Prince - hells yeah!

I didn't even read the blurb before diving into this book, as I knew that after reading Washed Up Royal, I would be reading the rest of this series.

This book has a bit of a Harry/Meghan feel about it. The prince. The American commoner.

I love their banter, the push/pull between them as they try to deny their attraction and feelings for each other
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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In Would Be King, Kim Karr gives readers a leading man that is impossible not to fall in love with. From the very first introduction, I loved Max. Even with his wild ways and bossy attitude. The latter was one of my favorite things about him. I feel like I didn't really get a good idea of who he was in the previous book in the series, Washed Up Royal. But I'm so happy to have gotten to know him through this story.

And Gigi was adorable and funny and just perfect for Max. She's the kind of leadin
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY ROYALTY I loved this book. Kim knows how to write a royal romance like no ones business and I was so caught up in the story I could not put it down until I was done reading it. I had to reach the end and see what happened to Max and Gigi and what I got was so much more than I expected.

Gigi is running late for work one morning when she is hailing a cab when a strange man is trying to get the same cab. She is not in the mood and they fight for the cab when Gigi realizes she has lost her walle
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Verna Loves Books
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Would Be King by Kim Karr was pure magic and the hopeless romantic in me was swooning through the whole thing. I'm still on cloud nine after finishing the book, it was such a breathtaking story.

When Gigi and Max first meet, you're going to be grinning like a fool. I loved their first encounter, how out of this world it was. Then the kiss! Oh my, talk about butterflies and stars, it was perfection. I loved the instant connection they had and that by the time they both get to their destination, f
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Isha Coleman
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Karr dares readers to lend her our hearts and we willing accept. Max and Gigi are a heavenly mismatch. Off on her first big adventure, Gigi finds one bigger than she ever could have dreamed. What's a country girl to do, when she comes across her very own Prince Charming in the flesh? Would Be King is a swoon-fest. When fantasy and reality meet, there are no words to describe how wild the ride can be.
Kim
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars
Prince Maximus Napoleon Montgomery has been released from his betrothal contract to his best friend, Victoria, so has been sowing some wild oats. So much so that he has created a bit of a media scandal and the King and Queen are determined to bring him to heel...shipping him off to Newport did not help, and now he finds himself trying to stay out of trouble in New York, while also trying to avoid another arranged marriage.

Gigi Gatsby was just excited about getting a job in the fashion
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Kim
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kim Karr has given us yet another delightful read with Would Be King! The story of Max and Gigi gives you all the feels and emotions you need in this cute, fun and sexy story. Max and Gigi are an absolute delight, their chemistry and banter is amazing. I love how their tale of love unfolded and I thought Kim Karr brought just that right amount of drama into the mix to make this a fantastic royal read!
Rebecca
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I dare you not to fall in love with Prince Maximus Napoleon Montgomery - the ginger heartthrob who’s taking New York fashion industry by storm and razing a little hell in the process, even if he’s supposed to be keeping a low profile.

This ‘would be king’ has gotten himself into quite a bit of trouble, so he’s been shipped off to the states to right his ship, so to speak, in order prepare himself to fulfill his royal duties and prevent anymore unwanted bad press for his family’s name, but once a
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
4.5 stars!!! Awe this book was super cute! It had such a light feel good flow to it! I loved Kim’s writing and story flow in this book!
Gigi grew up in Texas. She has adopted a love of fashion because it is something her mother loved and felt it was her way of being close to her. I loved her naivety, it worked well for the storyline.
Then you have Max, his life has always been determined for him. He is in New York to work to get his head in straight. He had every intention on staying off the rad
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Tahreemah
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!! Awe this book was super cute! It had such a light feel good flow to it! I loved Kim’s writing and story flow in this book!
Gigi grew up in Texas. She has adopted a love of fashion because it is something her mother loved and felt it was her way of being close to her. I loved her naivety, it worked well for the storyline.
Then you have Max, his life has always been determined for him. He is in New York to work to get his head in straight. He had every intention on staying off the rad
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queen_of_the_books_18
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Would be king was a light, sweet read.
A Royal and a commoner love story... what’s not to like!

Max and Gigi were amazing and I loved their banter and the constant push and pull!

Prince Maximus has been a bit of a naughty boy, creating a scandal after he was off sewing his wild oats. His parents send him away to try and avoid more scandal.

Gigi was such a free spirit and just wanted to do well after landing a job in fashion. When her path crosses with Max, a cab ride and a dare later....sparks c
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Would Be King by Kim Karr is the story of Prince Maximus Montgomeryand Gigi Gatsby.
Max has been freed from an engagement and went a little wild...enough that his parents sent him to the US. Max end up meeting Gigi. Gigi is from Texas but loves fashion and its a way to be close to her mother. The two start sparing words and sparks are flying left and right. Their relationship is not work appropriate but unknown to Gigi, as a commoner it may not even be something they can purse. They were both so
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Jos
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Royally Sexy Stars

Loved this book.....it was a fun, flirty, "cheeky" and very sexy read:) Max was all in and Gigi was just as smitten!

Wished the next book would have been on Ava and Hunter BUT their story pretty much "silently" coincided with this beautiful couple and by the end, In was kinda disappointed because I would have loved a book on them too!

Great sexy read.
Sandy S
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 27 , 2019

A dare turns into so much more…

All I want to do is get to work on time.
But a Prince Harry look-a-like is trying to steal my cab,
and that’s not going to happen.

In the midst of the battle,
I discover I lost my wallet.
So I bargain—a free ride for a kiss.

His lips taste like mint, and when he tugs me closer,
I can feel the hard muscles beneath his expensive suit.

The kiss ends just as we reach our destination,
and I’m so taken aback by the expl
...more
Amy
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I originally fell in love with Kim Karr with her Men of Laguna series. I think I read No Pants Required when it was free or .99 on Amazon, and I fell in love with her characters. Every one of her books engages me and pulls me in because the characters are compelling. There is usually some push and pull between the H/h that keeps you reading so you can see how it is resolved.

In January of this year, she released Washed Up Royal, creating a “universe” of royalty. With Washed Up Royal, we are vague
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PP's Bookshelf
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are you feeling bored and sad? Do you need something to lit up your day? Or do you simply need something to forget all your worries and just feel good? If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, I have a perfect medicine for you. And that is Would Be King by Kim Karr. If the word entertainment needs an example in dictionary, Would Be King would be right there. This book is really the complete package. Drama, humor, sexual tension, swoony love and a modern day fairy tale all wrapped in ...more
Danielle R (Spellbound Stories)
It’s been a bit since I read a book by Kim Karr, but I was reminded all over again how much I enjoy her stories after I started Would Be King. I read this cutesy romance in one sitting. Kim took the modern British Monarchy with it’s Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle craze and turned it into a quick, sexy and fun read. Max is the ginger prince who falls for American commoner Gigi. The story is told in dual POV and the quick pace kept me entertained throughout. Would Be King had me chucking out loud ...more
Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. *

~ 5 Sunshine Stars ~

Well Kim Karr has done it again, she has me hooked on her newest series. Got love reading about Royalty!!

Would Be King is the second book in her Unknown Royals Series. This is a standalone novel and can be read that way. You don’t have to read Washed Up Royal before enjoying this book. But once you have read this book you will want to read all the books in this series. This book is told in Dual P
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gigi Gatsby left Texas and headed for Manhattan with visions of a flourishing fashion career in her eyes. But once she arrives in the big city she realizes she has a long way to go to make her dream happen, everything is more expensive than she planned, and finding her dream job is taking longer than expected. When she gets a unexpected call telling her that they have a job for her, she is beyond excited to get started, but the morning of her first day she wakes up with a bad case of unfortunate ...more
Mia Book Addict
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After finishing ‘Washed Up Royal’, I was looking forward to get my hands on ‘Would be King’. After breaking his engagement with Princess Victoria of Alexandria, not the Queen, Prince Maximus Napoleon Montgomery of Casanovia, aka Max, he gets wild, really wild. While sowing his wild oats, he keeps creating a scandal after scandal. So there comes a point that King and Queen are fed up with his antics. They decide best way to get him under control is to ship him to Newport, aka Royal playground, bu ...more
Ana Rita
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy... This lady has a new book and I'm on cloud nine...
And after the book that I finished I really needed a softer one...
Kim Karr has given me some of the best books I've ever read and I know, without a doubt that this new book will nail it.
Her writing is sweet and intense, dark with a touch of light as well as some hot stuff into the mix.
Would Be King is her latest release and tells the stories of Max and Gigi.
But let me just say one thing. Despite the fact that this book is a standalo
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Emma
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-wishlist
There is no doubt Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s relationship was the inspiration for the characters in Would Be King, especially as Max is a Prince Harry doppelganger #gingerbeard

You may remember Max as the Ex of Queen Victoria, who ended their arranged marriage in order to set Max free to pursue true love, although they have remained close friends. And pursue love or rather I should say lust is exactly what Max did; however, his freedom made him reckless and a little overzealous in his pursui
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Jody
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What happens when you have 2 people from two different worlds collide...more specifically, a royal and a commoner...the perfect love story filled with romance, lust, power, tears, angst, laughter, seduction, and heartache. "He's a royal. A Would be King. And I'm an ordinary girl. That hasn't changed. And it never will." In Kim Karr's, Would be King, we meet Prince Maximus Montgomery aka "Max" who is just pure temptation, trouble, sinfully sexy and of course, sensual, alluring, arrogant and cocky ...more
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.75 stars. This was a pretty good book. Would Be King is Max and Gigi's story. Max is the "spare" to his throne in the small country in which his father is King and older brother is the heir. He was in an arranged engagement that recently broke up when his fiance found true love and broke up with him (in Washed Up Royal). After that, he went kind of wild and made headlines doing crazy things, being naked in public, and running around with lots of women. Now, he has moved to NYC to help run a fa ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gigi has just gotten her dream job for a fashion magazine, but on her first day, things are not going well just trying to get there, as everything that could go wrong is going wrong. And when she finally gets a cab, she finds herself next to a Prince Harry look-a-like as they battle it out for said cab, and in the middle of it all, she figures out that she lost her wallet. So she realizes that she has to figure out how to stay in this cab, and this is when he talks her into a kiss where they fig ...more
Samantha Ortegon (Books, Wine & Time)
I have to say that Would Be King by Kim Karr is one of my favorite royal romance reads. If you're looking for a story that gives you all the feels and grabs your attention from the start ... THIS IS IT!

Prince Maximus Napolean Montgomery delivers the heat in spades. His arrogance is perfect had me smiling and swooning, I really don't even know how to swoon but if that means feeling tingly and blushing ... then I was swooning away. We first were introduced to Max in Washed Up Royal, he set out to
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Ga Books LoverX
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is every(ish) woman's dream to meet her Prince Charming and have her fairy tale experience, right? What happens when it actually happens to you? When the fairy tale comes with all of the pressure of being involved with royalty? Is it really that easy?

This was an amazing book by Kim Karr. I originally checked her out with her Rewined Series (which is great--check it out) and was super excited to read this. Let's just say I was not disappointed in the least!

Max, or Prince Maximus to most, is re
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Clare Harrison
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her love of fashion brought her to the city. The job of her dreams within reach.

The cost of a taxi ride in the pouring rain is one kiss. Simple right!?

Ordered to sort himself he found himself in the business world.

He surrounded himself by rules and regulations at his work place to calm his inner wild child and to keep control.

1. No dating
2. No romantic involvement
3. No sexual relations

Then as it rained upon his taxi, life suddenly got interesting.

Ohhh what a total swoonfest! Forget your Slee
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
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