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Royal Academy

(The Royal Romances #2)

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Eliza Noble doesn’t belong in my world.
I’m a Prince, and she’s a scholarship student.
No one thinks she’s good enough, but I’ll have her anyway.

From the moment I lay eyes on her, she intrigues me.
And even though my friends can’t stand her, something deep inside me burns to know the pretty girl who doesn’t quite fit in.
At first, I hide my curiosity.
I have a rep to protect.
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 25th 2019 by Independently Published
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♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
3 1/2 stars

* New author to me
** Don't read much high school romance books

Yes, McKenna James is a new author for me, and yes, I do not read many high school romance books even though they seem to be the big troupe lately. Moreover, yes I gave this book 3 1/2 stars so let me tell you why I did that.

Prince Andrew or Drew as everyone calls him is a wimp. I do not like my hero's as a wimp. I do not care what age they are; I want my hero to stand up for his girl and be there for her. Drew was none
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Jennifer Dale
No no no. Do not read this. Its a lovely story but my gosh 18 yrs old and acting like 30.
The main characters? To sweet for their own good. and not in a good way.
The story started off with potential but around 30% gradually went down hill and NEVER let up. The ending OMG. puhleesss. That was just horrible. If it wasn't for all the sex, I would say it was written by and for a 14yr old.

A potentially good story that fell way way way.... flat.
Don't recommend. and yes there was skimming.
HeartBreaker
Jul 26, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star
This book felt like fairy tale with elements for adults.It really didn't have any thing special going on,and to be honest I didn't like it very much.

We have our main heroes Drew and Eliza,who are coming from two very different worlds.
Drew is a prince of Englad.He is well educated,kind,well spoken and real gentleman.
As a prince he never missed anything in his life,from food and clothes to education,he always had everything.
Eliza is a commoner.She is coming from bad part of the city,she is poor,al
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Pat
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This modern day fairytale had me enthralled from the very beginning with the good storyline and wonderful characters! The chemistry between Drew and Eliza was off the charts HOT which kept me totally turning the pages until the very end!
Jennifer
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. McKenna James has reeled me right back in to the Royal Family, yet again. Her latest release, Royal Academy, which centers around Andrew Harrington, Prince of England and all around gorgeous (inside and out) and the quiet student, Eliza Noble. We were introduced to Andrew in the first book, Royally Schooled and now that this particular man is all grown up, we get to see what he has made of himself. Drew has always been incredibly intelligent, however, meeting Eliza has struck him dumb. Ms. J ...more
Raecharmed
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andrew is the Prince of England and a student at Whitby University. As he is on his way to class he hears a girl cussing her car and he offers to help. She turns his help down and continues about her business but Andrew goes to a coffee place and buys her a pastry and a drink before he heads back towards class he leaves them with her. When Eliza gets to class she notices Andrew is in the same class. The professor breaks them into partners for an assignment and she ends up with Andrew. The profes ...more
2OCC Reviews
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gemma
The storyline of this story is one of my favourite types of reads that focuses on two people that are completely different form each other. From the start of the story it was obvious that these two characters come from two completely different worlds and I enjoyed the way that they got together.

Eliza was a strong female character that worked hard to get the prestiges collage of her dreams. I loved the way that she didn't care what others thought about her. Drew is the good looking prince that w
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Sahara
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm about half way through but had to start my review because when you find a book that is fun, sweet and " unputtdownable " (is that a word? ) well you have to talk about it! You know what I mean?! The main character, Prince Drew is a down to earth, nose to the grind kind of guy. Oh and hot of course. He wants to persue his studies and doesn't want to let his "Royalty" get in the way. Reminds me a little of Prince Harry. ;) In comes Eliza! He's got to have her. She is beautiful, determined, coc ...more
Breen
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Royal Academy is a story full of emotions.

Eliza is an ordinary and hard working woman. She work to pay school at multiple jobs. Also she’s aiming to get a scholarship. Andrew, prince of England, he’s undeniable a one of a kind man. He’s also a student of the elite academy. Hot, sexy and sensual. The moment they set eyes on each other the sparkles were settled. Reject, flirt and romance. A forbidden romance. Lots of mess and intense drama. Disapproval from family and friends.

Eliza and Drew chem
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M Hurford
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable Romantic Read.
This is a follow up story to Royally Schooled. Prince Andrew or Drew as he is more commonly know is attending an elite college and meets Eliza, a commoner who has earned her way into the college via scholarships and saving money from working. They are paired together for an anthropology project. Over the course of them being together they fall in love much to the dismay of his snobbish friend. Will that friend succeed in ripping them apart? Or bring them closer for their
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Kaye
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AN EXCITING WHIRLWIND OF ADVENTURE!!!
Ah Snap! Emotions, personalities, attitudes and dynamics are written with such realism it thrust this bad boy to life flawlessly. A multitude of inadvertent surprising events and vexing circumstances keep you riveted on a razors edge as the tale unfolds. Throw in a little intrigue and mystery and you have one prize winning page flipping delight. The main characters chemistry is intense and palpable. The characters traits and qualities are well balanced and bl
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Jennifer
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Drew's story!!! Even though he is a prince he doesn't act like his entitle, snobby friends. He really loves University and can't get Eliza out of his mind. Eliza comes from nothing and has worked so hard to get into University. She knows she doesn't fit in, but she is paired with Drew for a project she can't help buy dream that he may actually like her. He tries to keep his feelings to himself, but she has wedged her way into his heart. She is worried he will resent her for her father's ...more
Isha Coleman
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audio Review: Royal Academy by Mckenna James (Author), Holly Holt (Narrator)

Youthful infatuation quickly turns into adult obsession. Eliza and Drew are a fairytale come to life. Total opposites in every way. He's a Prince, that seems to have it all. She's a girl with many dreams, struggling to find a way to make them come true. Royal Academy is a young adult romance that speaks to the little girl in every woman's heart. James reminds us to never forget to dream in a world that forces us to forge
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FS Meurinne
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviews
Great royal romance book, Prince Andrew is attending college and there he meets Eliza a regular girl that attends with a scholarship, they get paired in a class and things start to be complicated, they shouldn't be together and there is also a friend trying to get them apart. Overall, I really enjoyed the story, I like royal romance and I like forbidden love stories, this was just perfect. I will look forward to reading more of McKenna James books.
queen_of_the_books_18
Royal Academy is bought to you by new to me author McKenna James.

This was a fun, royal college romance that I was really looking forward to but it fell a little flat for me unfortunately.

I loved the forbidden aspect, it was good just not a fantastic read.

If you love a royal romance then this book is for you.
Kaitlin
Aug 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I had the time back that I wasted reading this

Not good. Don’t waste your time. The writing was terrible it felt like a second grader wrote it. The story had no depth whatsoever and left many things unanswered. I had no connection with any of the characters. The romance was ridiculous they didn’t even know each other it felt very fake. It’s a good thing it was free.
McKenna James
Coming July 25th - Prince Andrew's love story!
Bev
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eliza and Prince Andrew, known as Drew. Eliza has spent so much time working through her school days, that along with scholarships, she can afford to go to an elite college. But certain people call her a poor pauper and much worse. Then she meets Drew, who just happens to be the Prince of England. A gorgeous young woman. A very handsome prince. Illicit meetings. An evil friend. Wonderful story and I loved it.
Andrea
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
​It's the fist day of winter semester at Whitby Uiversity and Andrew Harrington is just arriving at school. Andrew (Drew) isn't only a student, he's also the Prince of England. On his way into class, he hears a woman's voice, swearing at her car. He tries to offer some assistance, but all she has to do is look at him and can't understand why he, of all people, would want to help her. She dismisses him with a sneer. Eliza Noble is a woman who has had to work two jobs just to be able to afford the ...more
Clare Harrison
They are from different worlds. Silver spoons and staff versus sweat and hard work.

Whitby university further education for the wealthy, and now for Eliza too.

Shes earnt her spot there, will she be accepted though....?

He sees her and offers his help, but she turns him down. Hes shocked he is after all royalty!

Fate pairs them together for a project but can they see past their differences, and outside influences or will it all be too much.

I wanted to love this book, to swoon, fall in love and leav
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Karen Voitik
>Book Review – The Royal Academy
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is a standalone contemporary romance with an HEA. Eliza is the poor girl with a secret in her background. Her father is a paparazzi for the royal family. She scrimped and saved in order to go to a prestigious college, one that the prince attends as well. Prince Andrew falls in love at first sight with Eliza. He doesn’t really care about her background. The story has the typical royal romance plot, but falls short. Prince An
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Demetra | Demi Reads
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, arcs
I always enjoy a good royal romance! This was my first book from the author and I really liked it!

Prince Drew and Eliza have a pretty interesting story. Her poor status and the fact that her father is a paparazzi, makes her want to keep her distance. After all she doesn’t have the best opinion about the Royal family. Drew is determined to prove her wrong and show her that he’s a good guy.

Their relationship has many ups and downs and they go through a lot before they get to be happy. I really lov
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Ga Books LoverX
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Price Andrew, le sigh! This guy is a modern day prince charming set in the world of stupid elitists and Eliza Noble is definitely his Cinderella. This was a fairly fast read for me and though there was definitely angsty wanting, it was not the center of the read. There were interesting situations and complications that kept me engaged even if it did seem a little predictable at times.

All in all, I recommend checking out this book if you are looking for a fast and fun NA romance set in swoony Bri
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lowkeyreader
This book is the story of Prince Andrew 'Drew' and Eliza Noble.

Eliza has worked her way into an Elite School where she meets Drew. Eliza is just a regular hard working young lady who is out to achieve her education goals. Drew is taken with Eliza from the moment she rejected his help. They meet in school again and fall for each other but their relationship is taboo because of his royal status. Lots of turmoil and drama as they face objection from family and snobby friends.

I liked the plot and st
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Kelly
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review. Actual rating 2.5 stars. I liked this book, but I wish the couple would have been more flushed out. Andrew is a prince of England and also a student at an elite academy. Eliza is a hard working woman who had to work multiple jobs in order to pay for that school as well as get a scholarship. I felt the author rushed their relationship and while it was forbidden it was not as forbidden as I thought it would be. This was a fast, easy read if you a ...more
Gitanjali  .C
This is a new author book for me and what made me grab this book is the rich boy-poor girl romance.i loved the blurb and I enjoyed reading it
Drew,the prince was just too perfect.A total gentleman who is good looking and has everything he wants.The way he thinks and talks through out this book is very polished and fairytale type.His character is far from reality and I found it very hard to love him.
Eliza the poor commoner was rude and insecure always and she was often blaming and ashamed of her l
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BP34
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story and found it a fun read. This is a continuation of Prince Andrew/Drew and Eliza's story that began in Royally Schooled. This can be read as a standalone. They meet in school and fall for each other but their relationship is taboo because of his royal status. Lots of turmoil and drama as they face objection from family and snobby friends. No spoiler here but does he choose her over the objection of others? A good book with likable, developed characters and an entertaining rea ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Royal Academy by Mckenna James is the story of Prince Andrew 'Drew' and Eliza Noble.
Eliza has worked her way into an Elite School where she meets Drew. Eliza is just a regular hard working young lady who is out to achieve her education goals. Drew is taken with Eliza from the start when they are placed on a project to work on. The more time they are together the more feelings grow. But Drew being a Prince and Eliza just a regular girl can set them back not to mention how his snooty friends act
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Lisa J
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eliza is finally attending a prestigious school on scholarship after working long hours to have the grades and funds. She has no time for nonsense.

Andrew is the second born prince of the country, but is intrigued by a girl who rebuffs him on the side of the road.

Sparks fly when they get paired together for a class project, and it will not be an easy road to get past all the snobbery and class divides.

I really hated the so called 'friends' who got involved but enjoyed the overall read of the b
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Laura Sanchez-ortiz
Mixed Feelings

I really didn’t hate the book. It was a cute story, if a little played out. What killed me was the line “he giggled.” Omg. I couldn’t really picture this Prince as a romantic lead after that image. This is the trap that some authors fall into, which is, they can write female dialogue but not male. The men end up sounding and thinking effeminate. I love a dual perspective novel, it this falls short. It has this weird formality to it that doesn’t let me connect to these characters as
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