Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Review for Royally Screwed by Emma Chase


Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness”, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant—hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

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Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately—the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia—Nicholas is worth it.

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Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.


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REVIEW: 4 ROYAL STARS
"Our thoughts, our bodies, our souls are not our own. they swirl and blend together, becoming something new and perfect."

I love when I get to "meet" a new author and experience a story through their words. This was my first book by Emma Chase and I liked it! I found her words to flow and they created a very fun story to follow. It was easy to see where everything was coming from and how it was all working. It may have felt a little long winded in some areas, but overall I sailed right through it. I felt like Emma's writing was full-bodied as it gave me a great picture as I read her. I am definitely adding more of her to my TBR. This book brought out the fairytale lover in me!!

Her characters all had wit, charm and a mouth that will make you blush. I loved the lusty, almost needy feeling I had when reading this story. I really think the characters weren't one dimensional and had quite a bit of....character, for lack of a better word.

Olivia (OMG....Henry's nickname for her cracks me UP!!) was a sweet, but naughty girl and I truly enjoyed her dynamic. She wasn't a pushover and she was an honest and hardworking girl. She had class, but she had an edge to her that made her stand out. She was so thoughtful and I loved how she treated Nicholas. Nicholas was a dirty mouthed, hot as hell Prince that made me giggle on more than one occasion. I loved his unabashed wit and sarcasm that really brought out the blush on Olivia. Their initial meeting made me smile a BIG smile. The depth of his love for Olivia was very heartwarming, and the realization of what a pickle that put him in? What a scenario to be in! Henry, let's just say, I cannot wait for his story!! He has issues. Serious issues, but given his past, it's understandable. I can't wait to get inside his head and see what makes him tick. Because the alcohol will only take him so far. And Logan needs his own story....I wanna just put that out there.

I will definitely follow this series. I feel invested in the characters and their individual stories, as well as their role in everyone's lives. The only thing I had a hard time with was that the ending seemed to button up a little too quickly. Other than that....super easy, sweet and sexy read. This one I can easily recommend to anyone. Check below for another excerpt if you want to see what some of the story is about. I genuinely enjoyed this book and can't wait for Royally Matched, which is Henry's story. I also saw that we have Royally Endowed....and who that is about is a mystery!! I can't wait!!

"And he didn't just love her anyway...he loved her even more."
~BEE


EXCERPT

She’s even lovelier than I remembered, than I dreamed. Delicate midnight tendrils frame a face that belongs in a museum—with stunning dark sapphire eyes that should be commemorated in vibrant oils and soft watercolors. If Helen launched a thousand ships, this girl could raise a thousand hard-ons.

She’s prettily made, the top of her head coming only to my chin, but fantastically curvy. Great full tits that strain the buttons of a wrinkled white blouse, shapely hips in a black skirt tapering to a tiny waist I could wrap my hands around and toned legs encased in sheer black tights finish off the whole package very nicely.

An unfamiliar anxiousness fizzes like soda in my gut.

“The door was open,” I explain.

“It’s broken.”

Logan flicks at the lock. Security is his life, so a broken lock would annoy him like a puzzle with the final piece missing.

“What do you want?”

She has no idea who I am. It’s in the defensive way she holds herself and the accusatory note in her voice. Some women try to pretend they don’t recognize me, but I can always tell. Her ignorance is rather…thrilling. There are no expectations, no hidden agendas, no reasons to pretend—what she sees is what she gets. And all she sees is me.

My throat is suddenly a barren wasteland. I swallow, but it’s difficult.

“Well, he’s desperate for some pie.” I hook my thumb at Simon. “And I…wanted to apologize for the other evening. I don’t normally act that way. I was on a bit of bender…”

“In my experience, people don’t do things when they’re drunk that they wouldn’t do normally.”

“No, you’re right. I would’ve thought all those things, but I never would’ve said them out loud.” I move closer, slowly. “And if I’d been sober…my opening bid would’ve been much higher.”

“She crosses her arms. “Are you trying to be cute?”

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”



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1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! I got even more excited to read this after reading your review and excerpt. I can't wait!

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