Title: Suddenly Royal
Series: The Royal Series
Author: Nichole Chase
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received for an honest review.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working on a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed . . .
As crown prince of Lilaria, Alex D’Lynsal has had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures in the press have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news. While Sam tries to navigate her new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.
Adorable. Witty. Fun. Perfect for a quick, light summer read. With a sequel out recently, it’s just in time! Reminiscent of the Amanda Bynes movie, “What a Girl Wants” or Anne Hathaway’s “The Princess Diaries,” what girl wouldn’t want to wake up and find out she’s royalty (or the closest thing to it)? Although entirely implausible, it’s fun to dream. And if dreams came true, this one was written to be fairly believable.
Samantha is the total down-to-earth, borderline tomboy, grad student who studies wildlife biology with a focus in falconry (being an Animal Science major, I totally clicked with this). Her best friend is her continual link to style, gossip, and the outside world in general. Alex is the proposed Royal playboy, who is currently staying out of the lime light due to a recent sex scandal started by an ex. His interest in Samantha begins because 1- she has no idea who he is, or what he’s supposedly done, and 2- his country is known for falconry, and he appreciates the shared interest.
The main thing I didn’t like was Samantha’s total reticence towards the whole relationship with Alex (because he’s true royalty, while she’s only considered nobility). She tried to talk herself out of it for then entire book, despite the obvious mutual attraction, and his constant reassurance that her arguments were baseless.
Once she got over her hang-ups it was a pretty decent story. Can’t wait to catch up on the next two in the series!
HEAT Rating: Mild
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More