Series: Royally #2
Published by Emma Chase LLC on February 21st 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit... and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
All hail Queen Emma! I swear, I don’t think Emma Chase is capable of writing a bad book, and Royally Matched was pure joy for me to read from the first page to the last.
I have a soft spot in my heart for introverted book nerds, and Lady Sarah Von Titebottum—yes, her unfortunate last name is pronounced exactly as you’d expect—is the quintessential bookworm. She even works in a library, despite her royal title.
Prince Henry is a partier, heavy drinker, and womanizer extraordinaire. However, he has been forced to give up his bad boy ways ever since his older brother abdicated the throne. This puts Henry next in line for the Crown, but the reluctant would-be King is buckling under the pressure of his royal duties. What’s the perfect diversion? Starring in the reality show Matched: Royal Edition, of course. Think of The Bachelor, but strictly featuring female contestants with royal blood all vying to be Henry’s princess. Well, everyone except for shy Sarah who gets attached to the production.
Sarah and Henry’s relationship is based on a precious friendship that includes sweet and sometimes painful confidences shared between them. His dirty jokes, her surprising wit, their growing attraction, and several swoon worthy moments make the pair absolutely irresistible. They bring out the best in each other—the things each one most desperately needs. For Sarah, it’s bravery and for Henry, it’s confidence in his ability to rule.
Seeing Henry try to navigate his way through the backstage challenges of his show is really fun. It only reconfirms my suspicion that much of “reality” television is staged.
Royally Matched is entirely enchanting with an endearing heroine, an adorably lovable hero, a jovial plot, and a little naughty sprinkled in for good measure.
Recommended for fans of:
Reformed bad boys
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**