Royally Matched by Emma Chase
Release Date: February 21, 2016
Series: Royally Series #2
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar 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.
Henry is a playboy. As the younger royal son, his life has been an endless party, wild and carefree until Nicholas, his older brother, gives up the throne for love. And now, Henry is the future King. He’s drowning in responsibilities and he can’t figure out how to come up for air. Everything in Henry’s life has changed, everything will only get harder as his responsibilities get bigger and he can’t seem to do anything right, especially in his grandmother’s eyes, so he thinks about taking one step back and doing something fun, just to relax and to be himself. And Matched: Royal Edition, a new reality show, is perfect and exactly what he need, or what he thinks he needs.
Sarah is a shy bookworm, a sweet librarian that has a work project coming up and she’s desperate to avoid it because she can’t deal with public speaking. She has the perfect opportunity to skip it by accompanying her sister, Penelope, as Penelope’s assistant in Matched.
Sarah is absolutely adorable. I loved her. EVERYTHING about her. Seriously, I have a girl crush! Even her virginity made sense (and I never thought I would write this sentence because I’m definitely not a fan of the virgin trope), every little detail about her fits so perfectly. I have to admit at first I was actually thinking: “Nooooo! She can’t fall for this shallow boy.” But then I really fell for Henry. HARD. I didn’t even see it coming. Seriously.
That’s the Henry Effect.
Emma Chase totally wowed me. I haven’t read Royally Screwed yet, the first book in this series, but I definitely will go back to read it. I don’t want to give away much of Henry and Sarah’s story because I think it’s better to read it without knowing how their story is going to unfold. I can say that I couldn’t put it down. Henry and Sarah’s relationship is so sweet and honest (and so steamy too – lots and lots of heat), the writing is fantastic, the secondary characters are memorable (I loved Penelope), the humor is off the charts and there’s a few surprises too.
Royally Matched is a must read and a top favorite of 2017! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a fairy tale and/or a romantic light read.
Reading is power.
About the Author
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.
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