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In His Court

(Rosavia Royals #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  110 reviews
A spy prince needs: a man who sees through his disguise.

Prince Benedict is not what he seems. His image as a lazy playboy is carefully constructed to hide the truth. Trained since childhood to become Rosavia's top spy, he spends his life in disguise—and danger—to protect his country. Nobody sees the loneliness in his heart.

Felix Wright is a genius with four degrees, no rea
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 287 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by Self-Published
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2,5 stars rounded up because I actually started to feel something for the characters 80% in.

The first 80% of this book was boring. I can't think of a better way to say it. Just boring. There was so much talk about technology. Technology, technology, technology and I was absolutely bored by it. Things didn't get better by Prince Benedict being a prick. He was constantly pushing Felix's buttons. He knew he shouldn't do it, he constantly told us that after he did it. Yet, there he was. I wanted to
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, series, on-blog, 2020
4.5 stars.

This is a really nice story. I loved Benedict right off. He came across as a lazy playboy when he was anything but. Felix was a classic nerd (I say that in a nice way) who couldn't understand why somebody like Benedict - a prince, no less - would be interested in him. They were so sweet together.

There's a bit of drama and suspense in this one as Benedict and Felix work together to find the Crown Jewels and who stole them. This has to be done before anyone is even aware that they've bee
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this nerdy brainiac meets hot-and-sexy supposed playboy story! It gives you that nerd/jock vibe with the added bonus of the excitement of international espionage, all with the building attraction between the main characters peppered in along the way.

Felix is incredibly intelligent, but unfortunately growing up as a genius prodigy isn’t conducive to much of a social life. As for Benedict, I really liked how his character is a huge departure from the rest of the Rosavian prin
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A royal spy romance

A prince, a nerdy genius and some international espionage make this book a really fun read. I loved the banter between Prince Benedict and Felix. Benedict kept sticking his foot in his mouth around Felix. Thankfully Felix liked him enough to forgive him. I liked that they had to work together to recover the Crown Jewels. They made a great team. I'm excited to read the other books in the series.
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
In His Court by Stella Max Rowan is the fourth book in the Rosavia Royals Series. Each book is written by a different author.

This book is about the 4th prince in line, royal spy prince Benedict and genious Felix. Prince Benedict is known as a lazy prince but in fact is a spy. In this book you're thrown in an adventure. I really liked the story.
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, arcs, mm-bl, 2020-reads
5 stars

The royal spy book I didn’t know I have always needed! Gosh, this kept me on my toes the whole time. I never knew if Benedict or Felix were going to get caught when they were on their mission. Felix’s banter with Benedict was just sooooo good. I loved how he could dish it back out and how much his confidence grew! And the TECHNOLOGY?! Shit, I wish we had it all now but also the government can’t be trusted. Also I totally wouldn’t mind if they got a follow up book involving another mission
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
omg this was so much fun.. it had suspense and curiousity.. it made me laugh several times.. i really enjoyed this one.. it was fun to see what would happen and if it would work out. this series is just amazing and these authors are fun
Kathryn Manzella
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In His Court by Max Rowan is the fourth book in the Rosavia Royals series. This is an exciting adventure of a read - suspense, action, espionage, heat, and even humor. Felix and Benedict ste so exciting and fun and the story had me glued to the pages. Amazing story and characters - loved it!
Cee Brown
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
♡🌟(¸.•♥´🌟The Prince and the nerd. was just a kiss, but it felt like eternity, like a bandage over the hole in his soul that nothing else could fix...

Straight out of MI:5 and James Bond. I love a good spy romantic novel. I was so caught up in all the action and technology, that the romance at first took back seat.

He was Prince Benedict, fourth in line to the throne of Rosavia, the "lazy" one according to his four brothers. Yet, he was also a vital member of th
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This one was my favorite in the series!!
I was drawn into the story of Prince Benedict and Felix right away. Unique characters with depth that had me believing in them both and their mission.
I really enjoyed the writing.
Action packed and full of emotion.
Happily recommend!!
Malini Menon
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I KNEW I was going to love this book. There was just something about Ben that had everyone believing one thing, but I knew he was up to something. It started showing up at little things, like his meeting with Jules, his obvious disguise to try to appear the laziest of all. It was just too easy and I knew something was up. And I love this book.
Everyone thought Ben was the quintessential lazy Prince that basically didn’t do anything but lounge around and drink or whatever floated his boat. They al
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is the fourth of five concurrent stories, each story focusing on one of five brothers (the Princes of Rosavia). The books are numbered in order from eldest to youngest Prince, but the stories all take place at the same time and can be read in any order. This story focuses on the 4th in line, Prince Benedict, and his enemies to lovers (albeit the enemies part doesn’t last long) relationship with super-genius Felix. It’s James Bond wrapped up in a royal romance, and it is very different than ...more
In His Court is the fourth book in the Rosavia Royals series. Each book in this series is written by a different author and focuses on a different prince within the Rosavia royal family. The books can easily be read as standalones as well, but the characters from the other books do make a quick appearance.

In His Court is what happens when a James Bond thriller is mixed with a fairytale romance. Prince Benedict is not only a royal, but the top spy of his country. Danger and covert missions is his
Gabbi Grey
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unexpected Adventure (an audio review)

I always enjoy a royal book and this one is no exception. I had heard of the Rosavia series and wound up popping into this book first – the fourth in the series. No worries at all, they do not need to be read in order as they all take place simultaneously.

So, with that out of the way, let me talk about the book. Prince Benedict is not the lazy prince everyone believes him to be. Early on he was chosen to be part of the elite spy unit for the little kingdom,
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one hit different. Good different.

Where romance novels would normally capture your heart and squeeze a little, In His Court engages your mind with intrigue and genuine plot. Surprising but very VERY welcome.

The sex was toned down (though still hot in the 2-3 scenes of naked fun) which left ample room to enjoy the boys and development. It helps that the author has a background in government security as that brought the world to life.

As for the lumps and bumps - they were few and forgivabl
Amy Stauffer
What’s better than being a prince or a super-secret spy? A prince who IS a super-secret spy. Benedict was born into royalty, but trained to become Specialist Six. Yet, his family didn’t know...except for Cas and Benedict’s valet, Paul. After a near-miss with death, he realized just how little he’d be missed if he had died. He’s literally a ghost.

In walks the new Quartermaster. One brilliant and delightfully awkward man named Felix. Benedict is intrigued from the get-go. He knows better, so he hi
Move over James Bond, meet Benedict, Prince Benedict.

Best Rosavia Royals yet!

The crown jewels have been stolen mere weeks before the historic anniversary ball celebrating the 500th year of Rosavia's nationhood and specialist six of the Rosavia secret service has a vested interest in retreiving the missing national treasures - one of the missing coronets is _his_, after all.

4th son of the ruling monarchs, Prince Benedict van Rosavia has spent a lifetime creating an image of a lazy playboy in orde
Mikki James - Peters
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth novel is the Rosavia Royals series. It may be read as a standalone (but I highly recommend reading all of them!). This novel features somewhat enemies to lovers and the spy/espionage trope along with some royal hi-jinks between 5 princes searching for their forever.

The Crown Jewels are stolen weeks before the Royal Ball, and Prince Benedict (who unbeknownst to his brothers is a part of Rosavia's secret service) is on the case. In order to retrieve these precious jewels Benedic
Stephanie W
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spies, lies, secrets, and love...

Prince Benedict - hiding a big secret about what he really does for the family. Who knew one of the princes would be a spy? Skiing down mountains, climbing trees, retrieving jewels. What is not to love about his life? Truth is, Benedict is lonelier than he cares to admit. No love to call, no love to travel with, no love to go home to.

Felix Wright is a superior genius with four degrees and a head for intelligence. You'll never know he's never actually been in the
Anna Torres
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This particular book has action and mystery in it. Although with five princeses, you would think there’ll be enough action as it is, but we have more in this one.

Prince Benedict is fourth in line to the throne. His older brother, Leo, is next in line, and then there’s Cas and then Jules. They have one younger brother, Wren. Prince Benedict works for their country’s military intelligence, as a Specialist/Agent. His family thinks he is with the army. His boss is his father’s sister, Aunt Geraldin
Jun 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a fantastic shared world series about 5 brothers who so happen to be princes of the small but beautiful country of Rosavia. Although they can be all read as standalones (as the stories happen concurrently in the month before the Royal Ball), it's most definitely worth reading all of them. The authors manage to seamlessly add tidbits from the other stories in each book, but not so much as to give their plots away.

I'll admit I didn't quite feel the connection between Benedict and Felix as
Lisa Klein
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was nonstop action. Max Rowan did not let us down with her amazing writing style and talent for keeping us on the edge of our seats. I saw someone on Facebook describe this book as Bond meets Cinderella, and I fully agree. You will definitely fall in love with Felix & Benedict.

This was the second book I read in the new Rosavia Royal series, since they can be read in any order, and I'm excited to read the others. Most of the authors of this series have written the Men of Hidden Creek s
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am not sure if there is such a thing as "sweet" suspense. But if there is, this is it. I make that point because I generally do not read much in the suspense category, because I don't like reading the violence on the page. There is action in this story, but not graphic enough that it bothered me. In fact, I really liked the spy aspect of In His Court and that is why I picked it to read. I have not read the other books in the series, so I agree that this works as a stand alone. But it does peak ...more
Stephanie Chambers
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked that this was so different from the other four books in the series, in that Benedict's status as a prince wasn't the overall focus of the story. I also like that this book branches out from Rosavia as a setting and gives more insight into the political climate. Plus, there's action and intrigue, which is fleshed out well.

The relationship between Benedict and Felix was slow to catch on for me. I didn't really have any interest in them as a couple until about halfway through the book. I al
Mari  Cardenas
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars! 

In His Court is Prince Benedict's book, the fourth in line to the throne and a veritable spy for his country! Again, you can totally read these books in any order you prefer and I'm sure you'll find something to love in each of them. 

This one, because of Benedict's profession and the fact that the Rosavia jewels had been stolen, was more action-packed and dare I say, a little Bond-like, and very enjoyable. I absolutely adored Benedict, he was definitely not what I expected or who Feli
Ben has been trained to be a spy from the age of five, and I still can't wrap my mind around that. And what saddened me even more whas that he considered himself disposable and emotionally stunted. Those feelings, along with an unhealthy dose of loneliness formed Ben's mind set when he met Felix for the first time.

Ben and Felix together offered me the most delightful treat. They rubbed each other the wrong way and I loved seeing how they went from jumping at each other's throats to tearing their
Even though Ben came off like the layabout prince with a severe lack of decorum or respect, he was so much more than that and I genuinely liked him in this story. He was the brother nearly everyone forgot about and until Felix, he was likely going to remain in the shadows avoiding his loneliness. Felix was his match, but I didn't like him at all until maybe the last third of the book because he was whiny, easily offended, defensive, and hurtful all because he felt insecure. Ben gave heartfelt an ...more
Becky Baldridge
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
In His Court had a different flavor than the first three books in the series - not in a bad way, just different. I will say that I wasn't sure about Felix and Benedict at first, but it didn't take long for me to warm up to them and settle in to enjoy their journey. That said, Max Rowan didn't make their journey exactly easy. This one is full of danger and intrigue, and these guys have their work cut out for them if they want everything sorted in time for the ball. I really like the balance betwe ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am loving the world of Rosavia Royals!! Prince Benedict is 4th in line for the throne and no one in his family knows he is one of their country’s top secret agents. He’s tired of lying and keeping secrets and just being lonely. His instant attraction to his new co-worker in military intelligence (MI), Felix, makes him yearn for that special connection. Felix is a super genius, earning 4 degrees before he was 21 and being the target for bullies for being a nerd.

I loved the instant attraction t
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