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Royal Hottie

(The Rourkes #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  42 reviews
I never expected to be the prime target of a bachelor auction, compliments of my outrageous sister-in-law, the new queen. I don’t care if the internet has turned me into a royal hottie meme, I am not a piece of meat. So when the first eager single woman arrives at the palace, I send her packing. Only the damn woman refuses to leave.

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Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Extra Fancy Books
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Nikki Barrett
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Royal Hottie is a fun book! I wondered if we'd get a story about Phillip when he showed up in the Happy Endings Book Club Series. So yay when I discovered we were!

Phillip is a little hard to read. He comes across as somewhat shallow, and the royal hottie label didn't help that. But there's so much more than what meets the eye with him, and I'm glad that during the story, we got more of that. He did tick me off in the end, but did his best to redeem himself.

I love Ruby. Then again, she's good
Maree Repa
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

Opposite Paths

I was absolutely thrilled to now read book two, The Rourkes. Written by Kylie Gilmore. Obviously it’s now the next Prince Phillip who is the so called hottie of the Rourkes family. Another fun and exciting tale to find who will be the Princess who will win Phillips heart!!

We meet Phillip, who is the younger Royal Prince of Villeroy. Also known as the hottest man, from all the his followers. On those the most gorgeous man alive. After his entire family who now had
May 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
There were many things I didn't like:
1. Ruby's character. For some one who has come out of a messy relationship and is averse to getting into a new one, she sure fell fast. At one page she said it would be better if there was nothing b/w them and on the next page itself she wanted to have sex with him.

2. Phillip's character. I think the guy was too full of himself. He glorified his work and belittled Ruby's job.It was his way or high way. (view spoiler)
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With a first kiss that is OFF THE CHARTS this book was fun, entertaining and sexy! I love strong, independant women who are witty and delightful and, who quite unexpectedly, can turn a man's head and make him believe the impossible can truly be their reality.

With the younger generation leaving in droves for better opportunities, the small island country of Villroy is just one generation away from collapse. A legacy of vikings dating back centuries is in danger of dying off. Although Prince
Bonnie Wells
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is about two people who meet under less than perfect circumstances and have nothing in common. Phillip is next in line for the throne and has earned the nickname “royal hottie”. A reputation he has earned but wants to change. Ruby is a friend of Anna’s who is now the Queen. She has been hired to decorate part of the palace that Anna wants to use as a spa experience for her wealthy friends. This will be used to help grow the economy of Villroy. When the decorating is finished Anna has ...more
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A case of mistaken identity & a playboy Prince create the start of this story by Kylie Gilmore. After Prince Phillip’s long time girlfriend broke up with him & he realized she really wasn’t interested in him, he’s resisted getting close to anyone. Now his reputation has earned him the leading spot in a charity bachelor auction.

Ruby can’t believe the chance she’s been given. Her friend married a prince & now she’s been offered the opportunity to design the new spa rooms in the
Monica Billings
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
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May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. I'm no expert, but I rather found Ruby and Phillip's story a bit more romantic than Anna and Gabriel. Don't get me wrong, I very much enjoyed that one as well, but this one had a bit extra that just did it for me. I can definitely see how Ruby and Anna are friends. Ruby has a wonderful attitude and though she is nursing a broken heart and dealing with unemployment, I love her independence and her positive outlook in life. I feel a bit bad for Phillip in a way because he is ...more
Dawn Herrera
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, favorites
Royal Hottie was another fun and entertaining story this was Book 2 and in this book we get to really know Phillip and see how he will deal with the situation his sister-in-law the new Queen has for him. I found my self smiling and giggling throughout this story. I absolutely love Kylie Gilmore, she makes you really fall for her great characters. Prince Phillip is considered the Royal Hottie which makes him the perfect man for a charity bachelor auction, but that is just the start of the story. ...more
Catherine Parton
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ohhh i loved Phillips book I'm so glad to finally know the real man he is after meeting him in an inconvenient plan ( haileys book in happy ending book club).
I loved that behind the "royal hottie" facade he's this incredible man and he's doing so much charity work to help where it's needed most.
ruby comes to the palace to help her friend the new queen Anne (royal catch) to decorate and has no idea about the bachelor auction featuring the Prince's... there she meets mister royal hottie himself,
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun book. Phillip and Ruby are an amazing couple! There's so much in this story from mistaken identity, hero worship, sass, screaming women, a bachelor auction and that's only in the first half.
As Ruby and Phillip get to know each other, the chemistry is there but the timing isn't great. She's getting over a year long relationship with a man who lied to her. He's still getting over being dumped very publicly by his girlfriend of five years. She realizes that he's more than a
Maria Cecília
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve known Phillip already from the last book of The Happy Endings Book Club series, but it’s here when we get the chance to know him deeper. He and Ruby are still recovering from ugly break ups with their exes, and skeptical about romance and falling in love again. Their first encounter is a complete mismatch but after spending two weeks trying to create a friendship, they let things go further. Ruby sees him as a loving, caring and dignified person, and he adores that she doesn’t see the ...more
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I need a Prince in my life!
Book 2 was just as great as the first one! Kylie is rocking this Price series and I can't wait to get my hands on book 3!!
Meet Prince Phillip, the hottie prince, when he meets Ruby, he thinks shes there for this bachelor auction his sister in law is orchestrating! He's not the nicest to her, but when he finds out the real reason she's there...She was hired by Anna to decorate the suite she's using to launch her new ideas, he's humble and apologizes to her. To say
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Prince Phillip, known as the Royal Hottie, has his world turned upside down when he meets Ruby. Phillip had his heart broken and has been avoiding anything remotely like a relationship. Ruby also had a bad experience and is just starting to pick up the pieces when her friend Queen Anna asks her to help out with some interior decorating. These two have chemistry and as their story unfolds we get to see the real Prince Phillip, who is kind, caring, funny and romantic. He and Ruby make a wonderful ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story of Phillip and Ruby...and what a story it is..

Phillip is the "Spare" heir to a throne known as the Royal Hottie, and Ruby is hired by her best friend (The Queen) to put the finishing touches on a Royal Fantasy Suite at the castle.
Phillip incorrectly assumes that Ruby is there to bid on a date with him at the Royal Prince auction his sister-in-law is planning.

The two butt heads from the start, then grow close. Both have a lot of baggage from past relationships that they need to work
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The series just gets better!

Prince Phillip is the 1st member of the royal Rourke family that we met back in Josh & Hailey's story (Happy Endings Book Club #10). Even then, he could pour on the charm, living up to his "Royal Hottie" title!

But when he meets Ruby, she is immune to his charm and makes sure he knows it!

As they spend time together working on Anna's project in the palace, they become friends, and eventually more, as their chemistry is off the charts. But things get a little messy
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an ARC review. I really enjoyed Prince Phillip. Sexy, kind, a bit arrogant but I suppose it’s to be expected when women throw themselves at him and he wants for nothing. Ruby is pretty, tiny and tough. She stands up for herself. She’s a strong person who recently went through a difficult breakup. When the two meet, Phillip is totally mistaken about why Ruby is there and it’s pretty amusing. The only negative for me is the overuse of the f-word in relation to sex. Especially when it’s ...more
Sue Parker
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ruby is hired by Anna to get the spa ready for her new guests. Phillip just found out that Anna plans to auction him and his single brothers off in a fund raising event. He isn’t happy and takes it out on Ruby thinking she is just there to date him. She takes no crap from the Royal Hottie and throws it back in his face. But as with anything else the forbidden fruit is what you have to have. Then things are going great but Phillip screws up everything and has to grovel to get Ruby back. Another ...more
Candace Mantyk
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So glad we finally get Phillip's story. After meeting him in the Happy Ending's Book Club series, I was excited to finally get to read his story.
Phillip gets roped into a Prince Bachelor Auction courtesy of his new sister in law but he has his sights set on Ruby, the new interior designer.
Ruby's new business is just taking off - she doesn't have time for a relationship, especially with a prince that believes his work is more important than hers.
Royal Hottie is the 2nd book in Kylie Gilmore's
Sue Quin
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After thoroughly enjoying Royal Catch, I was so excited to start reading Royal Hottie!! It did not disappoint, the main characters Phillip and Ruby were effortlessly easy to like. I enjoyed reading about their budding romance, while also the relationship dynamics between the Royal family. I cannot wait to read Royal Darling, Royal Charmer and the rest of the Royal Rourke family. I would happily pre order every book right now. Thank you Kylie Gilmore
Isha Coleman
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Phillip has finally met his match and the scandal proves to be the beginning of the end for more than his worldwide reputation. Ruby and Phillip are delicious together. The chemistry is off the charts. Their banter is a cross between foreplay and frustration. Kylie Gilmore lays her cards all on the table and walks away with the winning hand. Royal Hottie is a sexy, sassy, tasty ball of fire. Fun, flirty and fabulous.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Royal Hottie is a definite must read!! I was very excited to read Prince Phillip's book since I first met him in Hailey and Josh's book from the Happy Ending Book Club Series!! I loved getting more in depth with him and his past love problems!! When he meets Ruby, he learns there is a lot more to her than a screaming Royal Hottie fan!! These two try to ignore the chemistry between them but love is stronger than anything!! Don't hesitate to enjoy their struggles to their HEA!!
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for Phillip’s story! I’m glad he had a lot of hidden depth, especially since Ruby was the one to find it. Ruby is as sparkling as her name, and from a low point in her life is thrust into the royal fantasy. They both had a lot of baggage to unpack, but they worked through it together. I wish Phillip would have had to grovel a little more, but it all worked out in the end. I’m loving this series so far!!
Dee Shelvey
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast pace read of how even if there is a misunderstanding, if you take the time it can all work out in the end. The Queen has forbidden the Royal Hottie from her friend. But can he stay away and listen to her royal decree? This is a funny page turning story that will leave you wanting more of this royal family. I can't wait to see what happens in the next one.
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a work of pure escapism. It was a good way to spend a chilly, rainy day being entertained by the characters antics. I really enjoyed the book , you get to reconnect with the characters from the first book in the series and it sets the stage for the next book in the series, which sounds interesting .
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading Royal Catch, I was so excited waiting on Royal Hottie to be sent to my Kindle, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. Phillip and Ruby’s attraction was instant, and after a slow buildup, they almost burned up my Kindle. This is a wonderful, romantic love story full of discovery, and self awareness that is not to be missed. A true five stars.
Lisa Benison
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in Kylie Gilmore's new "Royal" series and a lot of fun! You will love Ruby and Phillip and root for them to get together! Anna and Gabriel make an appearance, so it helps to read the books in order...this is funny, sexy, romantic and of course has a HEA!
Ruth Vitale
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this royal series!!! Cant wait to read the rest!!!
suzanne campbell
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Royal Hottie yes please, I enjoyed this book so much, it was laugh out loud funny, can't wait to read all of them in this series. 2 thumbs up!!!
Sharon Noble
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Things are hotting up!

Love this story about Prince Phillip & Ruby. They are definitely made for each other & I'm sure they will turn up in the other books!
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