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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Royalty is forever…
That’s a concept that Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, had to learn at an early age; at a time when duty, honor, and responsibilities weren’t concepts he could understand but were expectations nonetheless. And now that her Majesty Queen Lenora has rendered a royal decree that Nicholas has no choice but to follow, he finds himself royally screwed in the most unpleasant of ways.
Olivia Hammond is not of noble blood; she has no wealth or properties…no title or dowry. She’s a commoner through and through and she has the debt and plain lifestyle to prove it. But what she does have is the ability to bring Prince Nicholas to his knees, and even though Olivia has been her own hero for quite some time, a summer affair with “His Royal Hotness” might just change this lovely pauper into a beautiful princess, but that doesn’t mean she’ll have her prince, especially since Nicholas must follow the path his grandmother has laid out for him and who she deems appropriate for the future King of Wessco.
Emma Chase has patented the cocky and sinfully sexy male point of view, and Nicholas falls right in line with those who have come before him. Nicholas is definitely a larger than life character who may seem prim and proper in public but is quite the dirty talking seducer behind closed doors, and I can only imagine what his brother, Henry, will add to Chase’s handsome and dominating males.
Olivia is an extremely likable character; despite the hardships she’s faced and the responsibilities that seem to weigh her down, she works hard to keep Amelia’s afloat while having very little for herself. Olivia never complains or acts out because she knows what matters most in life, and day in and day out, she relies on only herself to keep everything running despite how difficult it is.
Even though Nicholas and Olivia come from two very different worlds and can’t have anything more than a summer affair, the ease in which their relationship progresses is not something they saw coming nor is it something they want to willingly give up. Despite those feelings, though, they can’t change who they are nor can Nicholas’ royal heritage be forgotten, which means that this royal and this commoner’s future has no way of remaining linked because duty to the crown will always trump love even in the 21st Century.
If Royally Screwed is any indication of what Emma Chase’s new series has in store for readers, we are in for one steamy, witty, and romantic journey that will illustrate being a royal is not all glitz and glamour, especially if the Pembrook men have anything to say about it.
4.5 Poison Apples
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.”
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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