“No woman is born a Queen. Kings are crowned. But Queens… Queens rise.”
Not having read any other books by Emma Chase before, I wasn’t sure what to expect before reading Royally Yours. Needless to say I was impressed with her vivid writing and her ability to deliver such a fairytale love story.
At the beginning of the story we get to meet Lenora Pembrook, Princess and future Queen of Wessco. The first queen that Wessco has ever had and with that comes a lot of responsibilities. She has been trained to be the future of her country and there isn’t enough time for her to do anything else for herself. It’s on her sixteenth birthday that she ends up making friends with Thomas, the Duke of Anthrop, and it is through their growing friendship that she is able to gain a confidant and loyal friend who she values the most. She knows that her future as queen will leave her with very few “close” friends and she wants to keep those that she values the most close. Yet, it is on her 19th birthday that her father passes away and she crowned Queen of Wessco. Now she has to find a way to rule the country and with the help of her friends she is able to make future plans for her country, but she is immediately told that she must marry in order to keep the crown.
Everyone around her has seen how independent and clever she is and to keep her under their will she must marry. Lenora doesn’t want to marry anyone, but the council thinks that it will not look good on her if she remains alone. That is when all eyes turn to Thomas, he is the perfect candidate for her, and after unexpected events he is no longer an option. But his older brother, Edward becomes her new option and although she doesn’t know what to think of his at first she quickly warms up to the idea of becoming his wife. And that’s when their adventure truly begins as they go through the ups and downs of their relationship and as they try to navigate their future as rulers of Wessco.
I cannot say enough good things about Royally Yours, it was truly a swoon worthy read from beginning to end! It’s a story about romance, friendship and a fairytale ending that you just can’t miss. I fell in love with the characters and their story. Lenora is such a badass who is courageous and kind. She truly loves her country and will do anything to keep her people save. On the other hand, Edward comes to her in a rather unexpected way. She first learns of him through the letters he sent Thomas while he was traveling the world. It was his sense of adventure and bravery that attracted her to him right away. They are both united by their connection to Thomas and they honor that in a sweet way. Lenora truly grows in the book, she becomes a true Queen who her parents would be very proud of. The ending was touching and sentimental. It brought me to tears to say the least and it gave us a glimpse of the future to come. All in all, if you’re looking for the perfect royal romance with a few twists and turns then I would highly recommend reading Royally Yours. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series and any other books by the author. :)
“The legend of their story and the echo of their love will live forever.”
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From the pretty cover to the interesting synopsis, The Crown Princess was such a great read t***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
From the pretty cover to the interesting synopsis, The Crown Princess was such a great read that will definitely leave you wanting for more. Being the first book in The Royals of Cordova series, we are introduced to the family and a bit of the interactions that they have with each other.
At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Princess Gwendolyn (Gwen) as she takes on a new role in her life after finding out that she is going to become Queen of Cordova one day. It was definitely not by choice, but her older brothers have made themselves happy by going after their dreams. Gwen on the other hand feels that it’s her job now to take on this new role in her life. Cordova is a small country between the Netherlands and Germany, so this leaves her without much to do. She has been the perfect child growing up and never got in trouble, while her siblings got wild and experienced the world without her. This has made Gwen rethink about her choices and before she becomes queen she wants to do things that she will never get to experience again. That’s when one of her brother’s suggest for her to leave the country and she happens to have an upcoming event in Las Vegas, so what could go wrong in sin city?
As the son of the owner of the prestigious Titan Hotels, Alex Titan was expected to follow his father’s footsteps and be part of the family business. But it was his womanizing ways that got him in trouble for landing on various headlines around the city that his didn’t like. Needless to say, Alex parted ways with the family business and built his own luxurious casino resort, The Crown, that has made him a success. But he wants to expand the business and with the help of his trusted friend, Cooper, Alex wants to make sure he lands the deal before his father does. But he wasn’t expecting to meet Cooper’s mysterious friend at his house and their attraction is instant. They chemistry from the very beginning and as the two start to spend time together, Gwen tells him about the list that she created of all the things she wants to do before she goes back home. So he helps her and he starts realize just how well they fit with each other and he wants to see if they can start a relationship. But there are things that she keeps from him and when the truth comes out they’ll have to decide if they want to create a future together or not.
I very much enjoyed reading The Crown Princess, it was romantic and fun to read. As a dual POV story, we get to see both perspectives and understand the decisions that the characters made throughout the story. Alex was such a swoon character, he was protective and attentive towards Gwen that will leave your heart melting. What I didn’t like as much was how quickly the story rushed to end. I wish the author could have developed the characters better or at least written an extended ending. But it all works out in the end and if you’re looking for a short and sweet book then I would highly recommend reading this book :)
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Not having read any other works by the author before, I didn’t know what to expect before read***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.:)***
Not having read any other works by the author before, I didn’t know what to expect before reading this book and needless to say I was not disappointed at all. From the eye catching cover the intriguing synopsis, Sutton delivers a novella duology perfect for those that love royalty and romance.
In Royal Mess we get to meet twenty-nine year old, Tessa Lulach, a florist who is in desperate need of a liver transplant. Not only does she have a rare blood type, but that country in which she lives in doesn’t have a lot of people participating as donors. It has made it hard for her to find a match, until she finds one in non other than Prince Leo. He has agreed to donate a chunk of his liver, yet when they first meet he seemed a bit distant and reserved. Known as the “Polar Prince” for his demeanor, Prince Leo starts to open up with her when they’re in the hospital recovering together. Tessa tells him how she ended up needing a liver transplant and as the two start to get closer the more she sees the real Leo. He is charming and protective to her that she begins to develop feelings for him.
Prince Leo never expected to like Tessa the way he does after getting to know her well. He has put duty first for so long that he has forgotten about his love life. He knows that the public see differently, but he cares for his country that he will do anything to gain their favor. When his father suggest they go on a tour advocating for organ donations in his country, he does so with the help of Tessa. But it takes one kiss and a paparazzi ambush to change the course of events. Now they have to decide if pursuing a relationship is worth it or not.
I loved this story, it was fairly short but the author still managed to deliver a romantic story filled with steamy scenes to keep you reading until the very end. Leo’s protectiveness towards Tessa was sweet to read, he was definitely swoon worthy. Tessa is such a hard worker and a total trooper after finding herself in need of liver transplant. We do get to learn more about her past which was nice and the ending tied everything really well.
In Royal Catch we are introduced to Cassandra (Cassie) Lulach, a teacher who is ready to meet the one. After planning a trip with her boyfriend, things don’t go according to plan so she is decides to go to the masquerade ball that her sister and brother-in-law are planning. It is then that she meets a stranger that remains her of the person that she can’t stop thinking about and that is of Prince Marco. She has had feelings for him ever since they met, but she knows that he is a total womanizer and might not share her feelings. When she has sex with a stranger at the ball, she never expected to find herself dealing with so much more five weeks later. Now she has find a way to deal with changes in her life.
Prince Marco has the looks, title and wealth to get just about anyone that he wants, but he only wants one person and that is Cassie. He has been attracted to her ever since they first met and he doesn’t know if she shares his feelings. He has been trying really hard to escape his past, but being known as the “Playboy Prince” can attract the wrong type of women to his life and he doesn’t want that anymore. When he finds out about Cassie’s condition, he is immediately there willing to help with anything he can, but there are so many things changing that he has to make a choice about what he wants and if he is willing to fight for her or not.
This story was entertaining to read as well as steamy and romantic. Prince Marco knows how to woo a woman and he is willing to do anything to make Cassie his. I loved how the two communicated with each other, Marco knows about the things that she likes and he learns about them himself so that they can talk about them together. Cassie is such a strong and smart character as well. Although their decisions were questionable sometimes, the story felt a lot more developed than Royal Mess. I definitely loved the ending in this story, it was sweet and it fit them really well. I would highly recommend giving this book a try, you will not regret it! :)
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Loved the overall idea of the book, the beginning was great and full of potential. However, towards the end the story felt flat for me. The charactersLoved the overall idea of the book, the beginning was great and full of potential. However, towards the end the story felt flat for me. The characters were great, I just wish the author could have executed the story a bit differently. I still liked the end, will definitely be on the look out for the rest of the rest of the series!😀...more
A Royal Mistake was such a cute short story that will leave you wanting for more. Though it was rather short, the story was well executed, but becauseA Royal Mistake was such a cute short story that will leave you wanting for more. Though it was rather short, the story was well executed, but because it was short it felt that there were things missing towards the end. I still very much enjoyed the epilogue and I will most certainly be reading more from the author in the future. If you like these types of romance stories between a royal and non-royal, I would still recommend giving this story a try. ;)...more
Not having read any other works by M.J. Summers before, I was really impressed with how well she***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.***
Not having read any other works by M.J. Summers before, I was really impressed with how well she executed the story. It's not your typical girl- falling- in-love- with- a- prince type of story, but rather it brings all kinds of topics together with a sense of a refreshing humor that had me reading until the very end. From the beautiful cover to the attention grabbing synopsis, The Royal Treatment is set to become your next favorite book of the year.
At the beginning of the story we get to meet Tessa, a blogger whose critical eye towards the royal family has made her a sensation among those that want to abolish the monarchy. Though she is proud of what she has accomplished, Tessa still feels that she will never get to accomplish what her siblings have. They all have careers of their own to make their parents proud and after what happened to her in her last job, Tessa is definitely feeling not her best. So in an attempt to make something of her own, Tessa starts a blog that would ultimately change her life forever. It is through her posts that she gets invited to live in the castle for a month to see what the royals really do for the country when they're not partying. Tessa only gets to see what others in Avonia do when they see the royal family, but to Prince Arthur is nothing but a playboy and arrogant prince who spends his time spending the country's money. Yet, it is when they meet for the first time that sparks began to fly and as the two start to spend more time together, the more she begins to realize that she might just have been wrong the whole time. Now it'll be up to her to save her reputation and the relationship with Arthur before it's too late.
When Prince Arthur decided to invite Tessa Sharpe to the castle everyone thought he was out of his mind, but it had to be done if they wanted to preserve the monarchy. Now the ultra private prince finds himself charming a women that might just save his family, without realizing that he might just be falling for her in the end. But will putting his trust in Tessa really save his family from downfall?
I was thoroughly pleased with this story, it was witty and heartwarming. The characters go from being natural enemies to finding true love in each other's arms. It is clear that they don't see eye-to-eye at the beginning, but the more time Tessa spends at the castle the more she see just how of a hard-worker Arthur really is. Tessa is courageous, she stands up to her anyone, but when it comes to her family she doesn't know what to do. She has strong opinions and makes them heard as well as seen in her blog. On the other hand, Arthur is charming and can be strong headed at times. They are perfect together and that is exactly what kept me reading nonstop. The secondary characters that we get to meet are hilarious, especially Arthur's grandmother. The ending was so sweet and I cannot wait to read what happens next with the characters in the second book. I would highly recommend reading it if you're looking for a good laugh as well as romantic story.
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This was such a cute story, not having read any other books by Barbara Wallace before I was impressed with the overall story as a whole. The main charThis was such a cute story, not having read any other books by Barbara Wallace before I was impressed with the overall story as a whole. The main characters were relatable and it was evident that they had an instant chemistry that kept on growing throughout the book. Max is such a kind character that makes him irresistible especially after all the things that he does for Arianna. With such a cute story, there was cute ending that will definitely leave you wanting for more. I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a sweet story with a touch of Christmas in it. :)
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The Prince's Christmas Vow is a story of new beginnings and second chances at love. I was imm***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
The Prince's Christmas Vow is a story of new beginnings and second chances at love. I was immediately hooked with the story the minute I read the synopsis, it's one of those stories that I knew I was going to love and it didn't disappoint at all.
When Crown Prince Demetrius Castanavo used to still be in his playboy ways he met a young interior designer, Zoe Sarris who he secretly got married to without anyone of his family knowing about it. Needless to say, it was an scandalous event that completed changed their lives, especially when Zoe was forced to leave the prince for good by his family. Now she has come back to his life after he requested her interior design services. With the hopes that they can put their personal past behind them, she shows up at the palace only to find that she still has feelings for the Crown Prince. But then she realizes that she will never make a good princess, and the secret that she managed to keep away from him could damage their relationship all over again. Soon she focuses on staying on task, only to find the shocking news that she is still married to Demetrius and that's when the story really takes off and Zoe has to decide whether staying married to the prince is worth it or not.
Demetrius Castanavo has been trying to fix his public persona for the good of the country, but now as a Crown Prince things have started to get harder to hide from the press. But when he finds out that he is still married to Zoe, he promises to do anything to protect him, even letting her go once again. I really loved this story, it was filled lots of holiday spirit and romance that had me reading until the very end. It is evident that both of the characters have a lot to grow now that their lives have changed. Zoe tries so hard to hide the secret that could damage her relationship with the prince, but in the process she realizes that she loves him and doesn't know what to do about it.
On the other hand, Demetrius is going to be king one day and he needs the public to see that he is serious about taking on the task, but his secret elopement could damage his reputation, and he is willing to fix the problem once and for all. Things start to get shaky when the both get word that someone knows their secret, and that's when the story gets twists and turns that will definitely keep you reading. The overall plot was great, although I wish we could have seen a separate chapter on how they met. It would have tied everything nicely, but it all ends up great at the end. The epilogue was sweet and it really felt like Christmas all over again. I highly recommend this book, I will most certainly be reading more from the author in the future. :)
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I've read and liked L.P. Dover's books and Turn of the Moon didn't disappoint at all. From th***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.*** :)
I've read and liked L.P. Dover's books and Turn of the Moon didn't disappoint at all. From the cover to the synopsis, Dover delivers a story full of twists and turns that will leave you wanting for more.
In this story we have one girl, and two wolves ready to battle each other out. But it turns out that she is already promised to one and destined for the other. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Bailey Whitehill, daughter of an alpha, whose just found out that she has been promised to Kade (Yukon Pack alpha). Needless to say, Bailey is completely devastated at the news and begs her father to let her be with someone she loves. But she has to marry someone powerful and her dad has already made the decision for her. The only choice that she has left is whether staying is a good idea or leaving everything behind. After Kade tried to force himself on her, she does the unthinkable and kills him. With the clock ticking, she leaves her home and doesn't look back. This however, is only short lived because she is tracked by another wolf, one that she feels something towards but doesn't know why.
Her life immediately starts to change, and that's when the story truly begins. As Bailey's life starts to twist and turn, we start to find out why she was promised to someone that is not her mate, and where her real one is. As Bailey starts her new life, she meets new people and that special someone that has been lurking the in shadows waiting to mark her as his own. I really enjoyed reading this story, it's something a bit different and it was a good quick book to read. I have to say that the very first chapter was truly shocking and that got me hooked. The way things start in the story were interesting, and I really liked the characters as well. Bailey is a strong female character who as the daughter of an alpha, needs to be able to rule her pack. But it's her rebellious persona that keeps her alive and she is able to find the answers that she needs in the end. When she meets her true mate, she doesn't believe who he is and what he tells her. But as the two start to put the pieces together, she realizes just how much her parents lied to her.
Ryker (Bailey's mate) is dreamy, handsome and caring towards Bailey that he made the story that much more interesting to read. He is the perfect ruler who is compassionate, and cares about his pack. As the two start to spend more time together, their chemistry starts to grow even more. Overall, I really enjoyed reading something new from the author. If you're looking for a good paranormal romance story filled with drama, romance, battles, and steamy scenes then I would highly recommend reading this book. It will not disappoint at all. :)
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Lyons brings such an interesting take to what your typical fairy-tale romance would be. From***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
Lyons brings such an interesting take to what your typical fairy-tale romance would be. From the title to the beautiful cover, Royal Marriage Market is a must read! :)
Having born in a time where royal heirs to the throne must marry those that their parents decide to make business with, Elsa (Hereditary Princess of Vattenguldia) must do what she is told even though she finds the entire situation archaic and unnecessary. When her father informs her that the Marriage Summit is coming and she must attend, Elsa does everything she can to convince her father that she is not interested, but plans are already in motion and so they all fly out to California in order to meet with all the other royals from different countries. Soon Elsa is thrust into going out with princes' that she has no interest in going out with, but she has to in order to please her father. So when a handsome royal runs into her, she doesn't hesitate to tell him that she is not interested in marrying him.
As the Hereditary Grand Duke of Aiboland, Christian is to follow what his parents tell him to do without any questions. Yet when his choice of bride get taken away from him, he immediately demands answers from his mother, who is the one that seems to be running his life. When he is told that he will be attending the Summit with his brother, Christian is not happy at all. But when he stumbles upon Princess Elsa, he is immediately taken by her beauty and personality. Soon the two start to develop a friendship and spend a lot of time together. It seems that they somehow manage to find comfort in each other, and that is what makes the Summit that much more interesting. Nevertheless their parents have a different future for them, and when he starts to realize that he is falling for Elsa, Christian must decide of whether to follow his heart or his mother's orders.
There is a lot of things at stake for both of the characters to sacrifice. Elsa's father is the one that is controlling the situation and her life. Whereas Christian's mother is the one that is hungry for power and wants to get her son to marry someone with a lot of influence. As the two start to spend more time together, they start to question both of their parents' motives. That's when the story gets twists and turns that made the book that much more interesting to read.
Very quickly the characters find out how perfect they are for each other, but they need to find a way to be together and that ends up being a hard situation of them. What I liked about the characters was how they also helped their younger siblings to see that they could have happy ending as well. For that it was really exciting to read both of their point-of-views, since we get to see what each of them is really thinking. With that said, even though I loved just about everything in the book, the ending left me unsatisfied. Not everything get answered in my opinion, and it just didn't end how I was hoping it would end (if that makes sense). There are a lot of topics in the book that the author touched on that I thought it worked really well for the overall plot. Overall I would still recommend picking this book, it was funny, romantic, and a total page-turner! : )
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Inconceivable is a touching story that was both realistic and romantic that would ultimately***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
Inconceivable is a touching story that was both realistic and romantic that would ultimately leave you wanting for more.
What immediately attracted me the most was the beautiful cover and the synopsis. I'm a sucker for these types of books that I just couldn't wait to read the book. From the start we get to meet Hatty, she is a reporter who has absolutely no filter when it comes to the things she believes in. She is at a karaoke bar when she stumbles upon a mysterious stranger who ends up been Prince John. His fun personality is magnetic and they both flirt with each other, until is time for them to go their separate ways. When she is assigned to cover the royals, Hatty doesn't know what to do, especially since the royals don't always react well with the press. But it is after they spend time together, that the two start to realize that they are meant to be with each other. Soon their relationship blossoms as the two start dating, but the pressure and rumors that they start to get thrown into starts to shake their relationship. Now Hatty is forced to make a choice of whether to keep pursuing her career or marry the man she loves and leave everything behind. The real thing that starts to make things worse is after they get married, and that is her inability to produce an heir.
There were a lot of things that I liked about the story, it's one of the books that has a very realistic feel to it that makes it that much more intriguing to read. The characters have a lot to overcome and their struggles as individuals and partners is what keeps them stronger. John is your typical charismatic character that is full of live when he first meets Hatty. On the other hand, she is confident and has no filter saying what she thinks. Overall their personalities brings them closer, but it is when they start dating that everything changes. The pace of the story becomes rushed and the characters change very quickly. We get playful at the beginning and serious later on that for me changed the mood of the book. Having to read the struggles that Hatty went through were touching and sad. The theme of infertility was well written in the story that I applaud the author for bringing a sensitive subject to the book. Though I wished some things that happened in the book were better answered at the end, I still liked how the author ended the book. It's not what I expected and that made it even better. I would highly recommend the book to those that are looking for something different in your typical romance books. It's worth picking up. : )
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