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His Royal Highness

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  6,766 ratings  ·  689 reviews
A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.

I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize ther
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published November 14th 2019
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 32%

It’s cute, but I’m just bored.

I also think the heroine is acting fairly ridiculous. She’s upset over a crush she had on him when she was 18 to his 28 and acting as his mentee in a professional mentoring program. They exchanged some business-only emails, had a few 20-minute coffee meetings where they discussed business, and had ONE two hour meeting where she unloaded all her family issues on him...and she is still caught up on it eights years later that he never responded to her final a
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it
As much as I enjoy the author’s work, I feel like these stories are becoming quite formulaic now. There isn’t much that makes them stand out, no unique quality. I feel like I enjoyed her earlier work much more than the past few releases we’ve had.

The world was fascinating but I wish we got more insight into both Derek and Whitney and how the disconnect from their parents affected them later in life.
We got some for Whitney, but the resolve towards the end was too quick. As for Derek, it was tou
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I don’t know how a soul finds its mate, why it seemed like mind had latched onto someone who was the least logical choice. All I know is it’s been eight years and I’m still not over my silly crush on Derek Knightley.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS is a sweet and laugh-out-loud hilarious romantic comedy about a beautiful woman with a quirky personality and her teenaged crush coming back into her life after an eight-year absence. Whitney Atwood works at a f
Kayla Brunson
It’s taken me forever to try and get my thoughts together for this review. I adore R.S. Grey and her novels, so it hurts to even rate this low, let alone type a review as to why this didn’t work for me.

I wanted to get caught up in the magic of this theme park and swept away by the romance between our characters, Whitney and Derek. Only one of those things happened and it wasn’t the romance. I really liked all the detail that the author gave this theme park. I remember on R.S. Grey’s Instagram t
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I legit cannot even control my feelings for this book. Like seriously, my feelings have feelings and those feelings have feelings. I AM JUST FEELING ALLLLLLL THE THINGS.

Hands down, a FIVE-STAR-MUST READ! Enchanting and sweet and sexy and funny and SO unique! An unrequited love story with a slowburn deliciousness that grabs you by the feels and forces you to fall head over heels in love. I’m telling you I’m just all heart eyes and mel
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

This was my most anticipated read, from the moment I read the synopsis I was impressed and I couldn't wait to read it!It was a heartwarming story with well developed characters and a great romance!

Whitney and Derek were fantastic together, I just find myself not liking Whitney as much as I was expected. She was a little bit immature for my taste but Derek stole my heart!And I just wish there were more moments together, between these two!

Overall, it was another fun and sweet read !

shre ♡
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disney better watch out, rs grey is coming for their brand. That was truly straight out of a fairytale.

This might be my favorite of hers to date.

Let me go call my parents and demand why I wasn’t raised in a theme park.
3 Stars

3.5 Stars

This could have been rounded up to 4 stars but I decided against it, just because I felt like this book wasn't as good as her previous ones.

There were times where I was beyond aggravated with the heroine because she was so resistant for reasons that weren't clear to me at that moment. She had this delicious species of a man (loved his smirkiness btw haha) trying to win her over and what did she do? Resisted and deflected his advances, even led on another guy. It was funny and
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Just because I get it doesn’t mean I liked it.

She’s 18, he’s 28. He’s her mentor for a month. She falls in love with him but he doesn’t really see her as anything more than a kid. He then dips off to London, sending her an email that he’s leaving, and returns 10 years later.

She’s still totally obsessed-ish/in love with him. Tries to play it cool, but fails. He begins to see her differently now that she’s older. Likes her.

In the 10 year separation, they’re both with OP. He said he dated here a
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, contemporary
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

“I don’t know how a soul finds its mate, why it seemed like mine had latched onto someone who was the least logical choice”

In this book we meet Whitney, a big dreamer and Derek Knightley, heir to the theme park built by the Knightley family. I don’t want to spoil the content of the book, because it’s seriously one you should enjoy on your own.

I’m still allowed to shared my thoughts though ;)
So Whitney and Derek meet at a mento
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
This was such a fun, cute, and steamy romantic comedy that brought to life the fascination of working behind the scenes at a theme park (especially with an acclaimed character role being a princess). Working at a theme park is always something that I've been curious about because of how magical a setting it is. In fact, in the midst of reading this novel and learning about the underground tunnels within this story, I quickly fell down the rabbit hole of learning about the Disney Utilidors.

shirley ♡
3.5 stars!

This is one of the cutest book she’s written!
I loved the epilogue 🤧.
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
lately, some of RS Grey's books are a miss for me...I am sure I would finish it if I had it on audio but the rating would be the same..
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I don't know if you knew this about me or not but my two most favorite things in the whole wide world are romance novels and Disney theme parks. So when I saw RS Grey's instastories about her behind-the-scenes research into the secret theme park magic we don't often see as guests, I got a smidge excited to say the least. I knew Grey would be somehow bridging my favorite things in this story of a theme park princess and the company prince set to inherit the reins, but I wasn't at all prepared for ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3 Stars ⭐️
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I absolutely LOVED it. Everything about this enchanting romcom was perfect and dazzling. RS Grey always manages to seamlessly craft a world setting that is unique and enthralling in all her books. Hotshot Doc has been a favourite of mine but His Royal Highness is close to dethroning it.

First and foremost, this isn't a royalty romance. Its a second-chance romance taking place in a themed park called Fairytale Kingdom. Whitney & Derek used to have a mentor/mentee relationship about 8 years ago whe
R.S. Grey writes a delightful tale set in a magical place. I was automatically transported to Disneyland and wished I had my any pass again. Whitney is an optimist, incredibly nice and sweet and Derek was the perfect Prince Charming for her, a bit a mischievous and dirty to her sweetness.

Whitney and Derek may come from completely opposite backgrounds, but their back and forth were fun and sexy. Whitney tried to ignore her attraction to him, but he pushed all her buttons until she finally gave i
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about books that use a formula for the story. On the one hand, yes, I know where you're going, which is comforting. On the other hand, I can predict every damn thing that's happening because the author's writing is now a total cliche to me and in this case, a pastiche of her last five books.

That's where I am with His Royal Highness, a book I compelled myself to finish, even though I cringed or rolled my eyes every 20 pages.

Here's the thing: I enjoy most RS Grey books. The h
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
His Royal Highness is everything I've come to expect from an R.S. Grey book. It has a delicious slow burn, swoony moments, and lots of wit and humor. I found this one had a bit more emotions than some previous ones did, and didn't find myself laughing as much as I normally do with Grey's books, but rest assured, it is still completely a RomCom.

Whitney and Derek first meet when Whitney starts working at a theme park, and Derek is assigned to be her mentor. He's 10 years older, charming and gorge
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: November 14, 2019
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Standalone | Romantic Comedy

Don't you just love Rachel's covers? I am always looking forward to seeing which colors and people she will use next in them! They are eye catching, adorable, and are really what led me to her books in the first place. I know, you SHOULDN'T judge a book by it's cover. And really, I'm not judging it at all! I am simply stating that gorgeous, eye catching covers like these are what make me want to read the books
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“I don’t know how a soul finds its mate, why it seemed like mine had latched onto someone who was the least logical choice. All I know is it’s been eight years and I’m still not over my silly crush on Derek Knightley.”

The magic of a romance novel isn’t just in the love story, and nothing quite spells fairy tale like a theme-park setting. R.S. Grey puts a fresh spin on the royal romance trope by setting her newest novel in a make-believe kingdom—a fictional theme park known as Fairyta
Sentranced Jem
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-2019
3.5 stars?

I found His Royal Highness is to be a cute romcom.
I adore R.S. Grey’s books but I do admit that this one wasn’t my favourite.
This book very much gave me a Hallmark movie vibe with a dash of steam.
FYI, Me saying that isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes you just want to read a book that is super romantic, magical and cute. 
Set in an imaginary magical theme park: Fairytale Kingdom, this book is a bucket load of fairytales and cuteness overload.
4.5 stars.

FULL review on my blog:

this was exactly what I was hoping for this book. I absolutely loved the setting and plot, the chemistry between the couple, the characters & side characters, the humor & friendships. It was just the perfect story to help with my book funk!!! definitely a favorite by this author.

*i was sent an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Ros 🌼
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars

Rather quirky and unconventional read.

Cute heroine and likeable hero.

Probably won’t remember it next week though!
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, available-on-ku
Got to 59% and thought, yeah..... whatever..... I just didn't care any more, so returned it KU. It started off OK, but it just didn't seem to be going anywhere. I didn't know enough about the H's true feelings and thoughts, and didn't really feel the connection between H and h.

The whole Disney theme park trope isn't my thing anyway. (I know, I'm just a grinch). But it was all a bit too cutesy for moi anyway.

I am a fan of Ms Grey's books - I've really liked some of them. But they are hit-or-miss
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: standalones
The most adorable romance story from R.S. Grey is exactly the right thing for cold autumn nights. It took the right balance of sweet and funny without giving me teeth ache. Something I'm finding is not exactly common, at least not in the books I read lately.

Over and out
Phuong ✯
Me rating a R.S. Grey book with less than 4 what world??? What is happening...

**Spoilers - Read at your own risk**

The book started as a solid 4 star read. Whitney and Derek meet the first time when she is 18 and he is 28 (for the people who do not like age-gape romances). Derek is her mentor in this mentor-mentee program she has to take part of and he is her first friend. The flashback scenes were cute. Whitney is an awkward 18 year old girl who does not know how to interact with peo
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

I have a rule I follow when it comes to rating certain books: generally, if I finish a normal-sized novel in 24 hours, it's going to automatically be a five-star read. I'm not someone who can usually sit still for hours and read nonstop. I like to get up, move around, be somewhat active every single day. Well, I'm happy to report R.S. Grey turned my Sunday into one of the most relaxing days I'd had in ages. I went into full couch potato mode because I was complete
Halle Reads
5/5 Stars

Beautiful Setting, Beautiful Characters, Beautiful Story


Whitney and Derek's story was so much fun, deliciously slow burn, while slightly emotional and super cute in such an incredible setting. I seriously loved all the behind the scenes aspects them working in a Theme Park and I really felt like I was there along for it all

Whitney was adorable, awkward, a little bit quirky but so much fun while also being slightly insecure and vulnerable. She is the type of girl who falls fast and hard
Anne OK
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's like spending a week at Disney World -- the place that puts smiles on your face! The title will fool you -- the story will enchant you. There's a perfect mix of angst, laughter and a heaping portion of plain old heart-warming moments. An assortment of characters to charm and amuse -- and those who'll make your teeth grind in frustration. R.S. Grey has truly written a gem with a perfect prince and princess. And a magical trip through the kingdom where they'll find a happily-ever-after fittin ...more
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at

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