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Royal Playboy

(Playboy Royal #1)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  189 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Vengeance is best served piping hot.
Prodigal Son. Black Sheep. Playboy Prince.
I've been called lots of things. Merciful is not one of them.
It doesn’t matter what you call me, as long as I get what I want…
What I crave.

And it’s not the crown.

She is the Princess I didn’t see coming. The one I didn’t plan for.
Until her, women came easy.
Until her, I wasn't sure I had a heart.
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Published January 7th 2020 by Sankofa Girl
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
I'm pretty sure Nana Malone is trying to drive me crazy. That seems to be the only explanation for the entire book that is Royal Playboy but especially that ending.

Xander was this perfectly well written tortured leading man. He's definitely right up there with his brother Lex for how amazing they are but I almost think I might love Xander and all his damage more.

Imani was perfect for him. I can't even explain that fully except to say everyone should read the book and it will all make sense.
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

First things first, wtf?! I was so thrown off by how much I liked this and let's be honest, I wasn't expecting much and thought this was going to an over the top cheesefest sooo… bravo Nana Malone! Kudos to you! This was a lot better than I had expected. The hot chemistry, oozing sexual tension and well done opposites attract component won me over and I’m mind blown to find out this was so well written for a book with less than two hundred pages. It sure flew by and before I knew it the
Nana Malone
Jan 07, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

I wanted to kiss the sass right out of her.

RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2020

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Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Social Butterfly and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Royal Playboy
Playboy Prince Duet #1
By: Nana Malone

Royal Playboy is the first book in a new duet by Nana Malone. Imani and Xander have an unconventional story. For starters, the prologue, in present day, is an intense what just happened kind of thing. The rest of the book flashes back to four years earlier and explains how they met. Imani is an
Nana is hitting us hard with these Chase boys, Royal Playboy picks up right where London Soul left off. I love that there was no pretense the book starts right where we left Xander and his wife. His story also goes from present to past and I love that we get to hear how Xander and Imani met. There is just something that Nana creates in these stories, the Chase boys romance is intense, its overwhelming and very much filled with extreme sexual tension. Nana teases us throughout the story of Xander ...more
Really?! That ending? Gah, what the hell, woman? I. NEED. MORE!

Nana Malone takes my breath away, and writes an epic start to a new series that I know is going to be amazing. I hadn't read any of her work, and I am asking myself what has taken me so damn long to start? I wasn't sure what to expect but the moment I started, I fall in love with her writing. Her way with words has me completely fixated on the story and one minute I'm starting the book and the next I look up and it's 4 am... and I
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Imani (love that name!) and Xander have chemistry. Not that either wants to acknowledge it, but it's so there. It's not real, though, or at least, not forever, so Imani knows better than to give the playboy prince her heart, right?

They both have pasts, have demons, and the way they come together is just, wow. Pretty perfect. The actual amount of time is short, but their relationship evolves quickly and organically, and by the end and with the crazy cliffhanger, I was dying to know what's going
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

Lex and Abby broke and rebuilt my heart for sure, but Xander and Imani almost shattered my soul.

A chance encounter and both their lives were changed forever. One in need and the other with a proposition, will they be able to help each other out?

This author creates characters superbly; fully padded out and oh so real. It’s so easy to connect to any of them. Desires, hopes, dreams all are out in the open for the reader to see and
Priyanka Dhingra
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not the first time that I am reading and reviewing books of Nana Malone and I already know What an Amazing author she is and this book is no exceptional. I read this book in one go. Just got Hooked up. This is the first book of the Royal playboy duet.

The story is of Royal Prince Alexander or Xander who is in need of bride so that he can improve his image from a Playboy. He wanted to convince someone that he is better than that by committed to someone so that he can take his revenge.

Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars

This is only the second book that I have read by this author and this was a vast improvement from the first book. The first chapter of this book definitely caught my attention and Piqued my interest. However, the actual telling of the story left me a little frustrated as it was a flashback of how they met. I am not a fan of books being broken up like this. This frustration grew as I realized that the book was going to be a cliffhanger. Knowing this now, I am sure I can already tell how
Kari Hansen
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imani is torn between protecting the one person she loves in the word and pursuing her dreams of pursuing acting. She has been cast in a role that could make her career, so she decides to get some first hand experience as well as earn some extra money it Xander into her life.

Xander has a painful past of his own and is on a mission to right the wrongs of the past. He believes that she is the perfect person to help him in his quest, what could possibly go wrong?

Intrigue, twists and heat all
Dolapo Akingbade-McDowall
Nana Nana Nana! How many times did I call you? *in my West African elder voice*

First off, I am pleased with the beginning of the book, but now I'm back to why Nana why?! As one of my fellow reviewers said, your books need to come with a disclaimer saying "will likely scream at the author in absolute frustration!"

I now wish I had read London Calling, but also happy I didn't as it's now totally new to me, unlike London Royal, because I had already read London Bound, so had an idea of most of it.

Sissy's Romance Book Review
Royal Playboy by Nana Malone is the First book in the Playboy Royal Series. This starts the story of Xander Chase and Imani Brooks so their will be a cliffhanger setting you up for the next book/installment into their story. This book does have some trigger from the trauma that these two goes through. Their story goes through different times in their lives so that we can get the whole back story. Xander was set on revenge but with Imani he starts to feel something more. They both seem to find ...more
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
Ohhhh….Nana!!!! Why do you do this to me???

First, I need to say this is a CLIFFHANGER! But…it is a huge do-not-pass-this-one-up cliffhanger! It was a wonderful, quick, delicious read! From the start to finish I wouldn’t put it down. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!

This story of Xander (Lex Malone’s brother) and Imani starts out intense, and doesn’t stop! Royal Playboy gives the backstory of their relationship…at least part of it…because it is a CLIFFHANGER! (Yeah, I need to get over
Mom Seeks Smut
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow. That ending, tho.

Nana Malone killed it again with this deliciously yummy slow burn with opposites attract couple Xander and Imani. They were complicated and deep and complex and just perfection in one book.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book.. I was CLAWING at my kindle app looking for more words once I had finished the book. I. Need. More.
Isha Coleman
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Royal Playboy (Playboy Prince Duet #1) by: Nana Malone

I don't know how she does it, but Malone has once again got my attention. Royal Playboy contains the perfect book boyfriend. Xander is a walking dream, dragging emotions through his own worst nightmare. He's all heart until his ruthless side comes out to play. Then all bets are off. Imani is his greatest achievement, but beware of heartache, because it's never far behind. There's always a twist waiting to be discovered between the pages of a
Sandy S
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars—

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 7, 2020

Vengeance is best served piping hot.
Prodigal Son. Black Sheep. Playboy Prince.
I've been called lots of things. Merciful is not one of them.
It doesn’t matter what you call me, as long as I get what I want…
What I crave.

And it’s not the crown.

She is the Princess I didn’t see coming. The one I didn’t plan for.
Until her, women came easy.
Until her, I wasn't sure I had a heart. Now that I know, I'll give up anything to have her...
Monica Reviews Books
Xander Chase and his pregnant wife Imani was attacked on the road. He has nothing but revenge on his mind; but he stays by her bedside while she lays unconscious, telling her the story of how they met…

Imani was an actress who just got cast as the lead in a play. As part of her research for her role, she interviews Miriam -an escort- who offers to refer her to one of her clients—the one who pays her just to talk to him. She didn’t to, but then she’s desperately in need of money to send home and
Traveling Bookworm
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I Love, Love, Love reading Nana Malone's books. Royal Playboy does not disappoint. I love how broken both Xander and Imani both are and how they find their way to each other. She lost her mom at a young age, and because her dad didn't handle the loss well with drinking and driving his business into the ground, she was left to take the adult role in the family. She became her younger sister's protector but when she had the chance to move to London to further her career, she went. She then had a ...more
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Da*n this woman! I swear, this author needs to put a disclaimer in the beginning of all her books, 'may cause bouts of rage and frantic finger movements at the end of this book as you claw through your Kindle searching for more words, thinking NO, DON'T LEAVE ME LIKE THIS!!!!' Seriously though, if you've read her other books (and if you haven't, WHY NOT? Go get some and message me to discuss!) you know we can trust Ms. Malone with our hearts. She will only make them bleed for a tiny while for ...more
Christina Concus (Moonlight Novels)
This book was out of this world amazing!!!

With that being said I'm going to hang my head in shame and say that I have never read a Nana Malone book before this one, I will be looking into some of her other books when I have time though.

While reading I did not want to put this book down, it pulled me in from the first word of the Prologue and kept a hold of me until the major cliffhanger at the end.

Xander Chase is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to get it. However, he was not expecting
Dawn Myers
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nana Malone is a mean, mean author. Teehee!!! If you are a fan you understand where this is coming from. Be fore warned Royal Playboy ends in a cliffhanger. The next book is due out Feb. 25, 2020 it's a long time yet with the holidays it should fly by. This book starts where London Soul ended. Royal Playboy is London Calling updated. This book goes a little more in depth of Xander and Imani's relationship. It's been a long time since I read London Calling so I forgot a lot of things, So I'm ...more
Janet Adams
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot dam Xander Chase is all man. He is the right amount of hard and soft. It takes a special guy to pull off part asshat and part sweet and still be love able. I have nothing but great feeling for Imani. She strong and the perfect lady to smooth out Xander’s rough edges. It was so enjoyable to reconnect with characters that I fell in love with a long time ago as well get a new twist to the retelling of their story. Like I said it’s been a while since I first met these too but it’s been long ...more
Jean Marie
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imani and Xander are so different its fun to watch them come together. Somehow these damaged souls have been making it work but will they....

Imani is escaping a drunk father who is suffocating her by his destructive behavior. But Imani has an amazing opportunity and she's grabbing it. Now she just got the lead role in a play and she's playing a call girl. She does her research by meeting one and realizes that she can make a lot of money by just talking with one guy and that will help her
Deb Fernow
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By now any reader of this author’s work should be prepared for the unexpected and yet we aren’t! The cliffhanger is a real doozy on this one but I know she will resolve it in spectacular fashion! The wait is frustrating!

I have to say that the stories continue to be epic and entertaining. Reading the first and second duet in order is necessary but you can enjoy them without having read any previous stories. I would recommend that you start at the beginning when you are able and you’ll find how
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For years he'd wanted one thing--it was time to go after it. Payback some would call it. There were other names to call it if they knew. He wouldn't tell. Couldn't tell anyone but his brother who already knew and was helping. He'd never expected to run into her. She wasn't part of the plan until she became part of it. Neither knew their past. Neither knew how much they had in common and neither planned to tell the other or anyone else. Just as she felt again but refused to let him know. Until he ...more
Amy Mccann
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Holy wow I loved Lex's story alot but I'm totally besotted with twin brother Xander's story it's easy to see he's lived a world of pain from a young age and trust doesn't come easily for him unless it's Lex so he uses his looks and his arrogance to his advantage.

Imani is such a beautiful women who carries the weight of the world on her shoulders with an alcoholic dad and a younger sister she's picking up the slack for her family in America whilst she's
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story a lot. The characters were wonderful and not only was the story interesting but it was sweet, steamy, and funny, with a bit of suspense and mystery. The chemistry between Xander and Imani was undeniable from the very beginning and I enjoyed every minute they spent together. The one thing that bothered me a bit about Xander was his thoughts about Abbie. The attraction was okay but I thought it was a bit much when he kept thinking about it even after his brother told him what ...more
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Nana's love of all things romance and adventure 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 channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.


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