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Sweet Talker

(American Royalty #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  107 reviews
He likes to be in control…

It’s like this: I’m the hottest restauranteur on the west coast. I work hard, play hard, and love my family. I’m also the guy on the receiving end of some unwelcome threats and fixation. Then Pascale Nichols walks back into my life, and I forget about everything but her. They say lightening never strikes twice, but she’s the one that got away. S
216 pages
Published September 5th 2019 by Tule Publishing
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Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Having loved the first in the American Royalty series, I couldn’t wait to discover what lay in store for the oldest of the three Auprince brothers when reacquainted with the girl he loved and lost ten years previously.

description Pascale Nichols was everything to me. Including the only woman to break my heart.”

I loved the premise of this story with the heroine being the protector, so it’s with a heavy heart I say the suspense aspect of the story fell flat for me. I’m not going to go into why,
Robin Bielman
Sep 05, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
My restauranteur Ethan is at the top of his game, but when Pascale, the one who got away, reenters his life as head of his security detail, will countless hours in close proximity be a recipe for disaster… or the start of something delicious? 💜💙💜💙
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3.5 - "Are you following me..?" Stars!

We return to the American Royalty series with Ethan Auprince meeting his match and working through the inevitable romance pitfalls towards his HEA.

I’ve been given a second chance and I’m not going to blow it…

So from reading the blurb I was expecting to settle myself in for a good old Romantic Suspense read, but what I actually got was a book of two halves, the first half was firmly about the supposed stalker, but as that storyline fizzled out like a damp
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
I fell into this book so easily and with such pleasure, I didn't really ever want to let go of my time with Ethan and Pascale.

This is such a fun, interesting storyline. I love that the heroine is the protector in this one, and I maybe especially loved how easily Ethan accepted and respected that. The chemistry between these two was apparent immediately, and I was just as much a sucker for Ethan's easy charm as Pascale was - which made their unorthodox romance a complete delight to read.

All thing
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
I love reading Robin Bielman. She has this ability to just put a smile on my face from the first paragraph. Sweet Talker is the standalone second book in Robin’s American Royalty series.

Ethan Auprince is definitely one of my book boyfriends. He is seriously a total dream. Pascale Nichol is a woman of principle. It could be said that she takes things a little too seriously. In Sweet Talker, these two will embark on a second chance at romance where the stakes are high.

I really liked both of these
Aug 30, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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N.N. Light
This has been the hardest review for me to write. I swear, I've gone through 20 drafts before settling on this one.

Sweet Talker is book two in the American Royalty series which can be read as a standalone. This is Ethan's story and it packs quite a punch. It's a second-chance romance between two very strong personalities. There's quite a bit of light-hearted banter in the first half of the book. Ethan's family secretly hires bodyguard Pascale to ferret out the threats against him. Can she prote
Nicole Collins
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Talker by Robin Bielman is the second book in the American Royalty series, but it reads as a standalone book. There’s really only one thing I have to say about Sweet Talker. I loved this book soooo much!

When Pascale is secretly hired as a bodyguard for a charming restaurateur in the public eye, she had her doubts about working to protect a man with whom she shared a past love story with a tragic ending. But as luck (and life) would have it, a second chance at love is what these two had bee
Amy Stephens
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Robin Bielman, you've made me a fan!

I'm so happy I stumbled across this new-to-me author. I love second-chance romances and Sweet Talker was the absolute best. Ethan was everything you love about a sweet, sexy heartthrob. His actions, the things he says, I just really adored him. Pascale was like a breath of fresh air because her character wasn't at all like I had expected. She fit the role perfectly as a Ethan's body guard and the banter between the two of them just made me love them a little b
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book..... this book is another off the charts. Insanely sexy, this story checked all my boxes. Because Ethan Auprince! He's successful, hot as hades, sneaky as the dickens and absolutely all about Pascale, who he met some years back while on vacation and the two spent a month together when she up and disappeared. Ethan never forgot about Pascale nor she him and neither will you!
Pascale is hired by the Auprince family to keep an eye on Ethan unbeknownst to him, after he experiences some odd
Hannah // Book Nerd Native
I think I would have enjoyed this one a lot more if I had read the first book in the series. I loved the idea that this author had for a strong heroine. But, other aspects of the plot fell pretty flat for me such as the suspense/mystery element to the story. Unfortunately this one just did not work for me in terms of plot, but I did like the writing pretty well and I'd be interested in reading more from this author in the future. ...more
Kimberley C.
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, but it honestly felt like two books in one. The first half was light and fun, as Pascale played “bodyguard.” Then suddenly ** spoiler here** she is a mom and making heavy decisions. While I liked both stories and angles, it gave me story whiplash. So, three stars for me.
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
You can read my review here:

Sweet Talker is the second book in The American Royalty series where the big brother of the family reunites with his first love. This story is sweet with sexy scenes and jokes that only this author knows how to make which makes the book even more adorable.

Ethan is an owner of one of the most famous restaurants and when he gets to meet his new manager, he doesn't expect to find the one who got away. Pascale was the love of his
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Robin Bielman is back with the second book in her American Royalty series and if you are looking for the perfect pool or fireside read, then your searching is over. This is it!

Brace yourselves readers for another Auprince hero in Ethan that will melt your hearts and leave you wishing these brothers were real. Sigh.....

But it’s not just the drool worthy hero you should pick this book up for, Pascale the heroine is a kickass chick who I adored. I kind of want to be her when I grow up. 😏

Together, E
Pamela Lilley
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A second chance romance that I loved from the first page. Ethan Auprince might be a bit entitled, but he’s a real decent guy at heart. He loves his family and his friends, his job is his life, oh, and he’s not looking for a serious relationship. Until SHE walks back into his life again. The one that got away, his one true love, Pascale “Callie” Nichols. What he doesn’t realise is that she’s been hired as his bodyguard. Sweet, funny and sexy, with a little bit of angst. Great charactersI I love a ...more
Booked & Busy Book Blog
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just the name Robin Bielman puts a smile on my face! I’ve come to expect fun, sexy and excellent stories from her. Every book just keeps getting better and Sweet Talker was no different! Pascale and Ethan were wonderful characters in this second chance romance that has all the feels! I laughed, cried and swooned quite a bit ;) Sweet Talker is the second book in the American Royalty series and can be read as a standalone (I recommend them both!)
Amber Hughes
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I loved this second chance romance! Robin Bielman never fails to keep me turning the pages with her books and Sweet Talker was no exception!

Pascale and Ethan had great chemistry and you just knew they weren’t going to be able to resist each other for long! Something unexpected happens in Pascale’s life though that impacts their future together and they both will have to decide if what they have together is worth the fight for their HEA.

Sweet Talker was a fun, sweet, sexy and heartfelt read! I re
Sorry to be the first 1-star, but I'm not a fan of this story, which is, frankly, a disappointment because I really liked book 1, Heartthrob.

This feels like 2 disjointed plot lines mashed up forcibly and fretfully. The first story arc is where the H needs a bodyguard (the h) because he has a stalker. (The mystery/action/suspense was lame, imo, and fell flat.) Then there's the story arc, in which, this is a second-chance romance. He never got over the one that got away (again, the h).

After the st
Jeeves Reads Romance
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A second chance romance that’s as sexy as it is sweet, Sweet Talker is a fast and easy read with great chemistry between the characters. Though it’s the second in the series, it can most definitely be read as a standalone since each book follows a different brother with a very different personality. This time, the focus is on Ethan, the charming restauranteur who is a bit of a ladies man. He’s happy with his life of wining and dining until a woman from his past resurfaces. Ethan and Pascale spen ...more
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SWEET TALKER had me hooked from beginning to end, even though there was, in my mind, a division within the story that begins in one direction and then takes off in another. I understood it, I wished it could have been an easier transition because I could “feel” that first half of the book and then on to the second part. It worked for me, I saw no reason to drop my rating because of the plot twist. And, in some ways, we almost need that first half in order to really ge
Renée Mitchell
This Book Made Me Smile - Rating: 5 Stars

What would you do for a second chance at love with the one who got away? In Sweet Talker by Robin Bielman, the second book in The American Royalty series, Ethan and Pascale are reunited after about a decade apart. Someone is harassing Ethan, and his family - without his knowledge - hires Pascale to protect him. Pascale is an elite bodyguard but Ethan thinks she's just his new restaurant manager. Insert drama here.

A lot of things have changed since the las
Cee Cee Houston
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ethan can sweet talk to me all day long!!!

Sweet Talker is book two in the amazing new ‘American Royalty’ series by robin Bielman. We met Ethan in Finn and Chloe’s story, Heartthrob (Book 1). Now we get to meet the man who owns Royal.
Ethan is smart, sexy and he met the love of his life ten years ago during a summer break from college. But the girl of his dreams left suddenly and he never saw her again.
Now, ten years later, she’s in his restaurant and about to become his manager.
Pascale knew she w
Caroline F
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adored this second-chance romance.

"Pascale. My Pascale. Is back in my life. All of a sudden, my heart doesn't know what to do with itself."

Ten years ago, Ethan Aurprince and Pascale Nichols had a summer fling. They fell fast and deep until Pascale just disappeared out his life. Just as suddenly, she's back. In his life. In his restaurant. Working for him. Or, it appears that way.

"When Ethan Auprince runs his eyes over you, it's like you've been touched by velvet-tipped feathers."

Pascale has jus
Skye Yanovsky
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet Talker is one of the sweetest second chance romances I have read in a while. Do you ever forget your first love? Ethan never has; especially when she disappeared from his life without a word. Ten years later, Pascale suddenly reappears as his newest restaurant manager but why did she show up at his restaurant? Ethan is thrilled to have a second chance with the one that got away but Pascale has a secret and a tendency to run from her feelings. After a shocking surprise occurs, Pascale think ...more
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author via NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

I enjoyed Ethan and Pascale's story. I loved that she was the bodyguard, the one who was capable, and that it caught him a little bit by surprise. (There's a fabulous paintball scene that I am not going to spoil, but it was so much fun.) I also loved, without spoilers, that this really wasn't much of a story about one part of a couple keeping a secret, which is not always a favorite was, but, it wasn't, and I loved the way this wa
Felicia Eddy
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow just wow, I love Robin Bielman and Sweet Talker is a great addition to the American Royalty series.

Ethan Auprince is sexy and Pascale Nichols is just the women to protect him, even if he doesn't know it. The problem is she is his first and only love. Ethan the oldest brother and part of the Auprince family who owns the best hotel's money can buy. Though that was never Ethan's dream, he wanted to open restaurants and that is what he did with his family's blessing. And then his life starts to
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

So I really enjoyed the first book In this series, Heartthrob and was looking forward to a follow up on some of the other characters in this follow up Sweet Talker.

Im not sure what happened between these two books but I was so disappointed. It was missing all the things I loved about the first book. Ethan, a restaurant owner of one of the hottest places around who is hot and rich is being stalked. Although that whole stalker storyline is never really developed and left hanging. However,
Happily Mary After
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-sept
Sweet Talker is the second, standalone book in Robin Bielman’s American Royalty series, and it’s a swoony and sexy second-chance romance. Ethan and Pascale had a summer fling ten years ago that left a permanent impression on both of their hearts. They are reunited when she’s hired as the new general manager at his uber-successful restaurant, but she’s there under false pretenses. Unbeknownst to him, she was contracted by his family to serve as an undercover bodyguard after he received a few thre ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I’ve read from Robin Bielman and I know it won’t be my last. I was completely sucked into Ethan and Pascale’s story. This is the second book in the series, however, it can be read as a standalone.

Ethan and Pascale spent a summer together 10 years ago, that summer they fell in love. Until, Pascale left without a word. Now, they are back in each other’s lives, but Pascale was hired by Ethan’s family to keep him safe.

I loved Ethan and Pascale’s relationship. Despite having
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USA Today bestselling author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her awesome family and her very cute dog, Harry. She writes both sweet and sexy contemporary romances with one goal in mind: to leave you with a smile on your face. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, and frequent coffee shops with friends. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places an ...more

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