Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.”
5 out of 5 ‘Royally Fantastic’ Stars
I’ve always been a fan of Emma Chase. From the very first time I read her I was captivated by her style of writing. The witty banter back and forth, the steaminess of her naughty scenes, the strength of her characters…..I love it all. So, when the opportunity arose for me to be able to review the first in a new series, I was all over that bad boy. (Pun intended. Lol!!)
Of course the setting of the story is a little far-fetched but I think that the story was well written all the same.
Rich and wildly handsome Prince is given an ultimatum from his grandmother, the Queen of their country, that he must marry at the end of the next five months. Say wha??? Of course this news is somewhat similar to the feeling of slamming your finger in between the car door!! And Prince Nicholas does what any man- royal or not – does; he attempts to live it up for the next few months and go wild before his partying days are over.
Olivia is doing more for her family than most people would do. After the passing of her mother, she was left with the responsibility of running Amelia’s, her mother’s legacy coffee shop. Olivia’s dad fell apart the moment his other half disappeared from the planet and Olivia’s younger sister, Elle, is so focused on her last year of high school, that no one notices that Olivia if stretched to the max- mentally, physically and financially!! She’s doing everything she can to keep the coffee shop running.
Nicholas and Olivia’s romance took me by storm and I even had moments of pure bliss, pure annoyance….ack! Towards the end my emotions really got the best of me (no crying or anything but my chest did get tight in a couple of spots). I was surprised by the ending only because I never saw a few of those parts coming.
SOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to reading the second installment to the series!!! Read it.
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.