Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

By Emma Chase
Release Day: October 18, 2016

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.

Olivia is a hard working no nonsense type of person. She is the glue that is keeping her family together. Prince Nicholas is heir apparent to the throne. The two collide when he comes to the best city ever (New York) and they get off on a rocky start but eventually they hit it off. I loved these two characters together. Even though they are both different social status wise, they both have a lot of pressure that comes from being the oldest. Olivia has been keeping the family's shop going after the mom dies and the father checks out emotionally. Nicholas is next in line for the throne and has a lot on his plate plus a younger brother who loves to misbehave. 

“Some people go their whole lives without feeling that. We’ll get to have it for four months.”

“I love you, Olivia. I love you. And I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know how to let you go.”

Olivia and Nicholas are on borrowed time together and decide to enjoy the time they have with each other. I loved the interaction with these two! There was a lot of sexy, flirty and silly banter between the both of them. They each brought out different sides of each other and that was nice as well. But everything that glitters isn't always gold. A lot of people are rooting against them and they have an uphill battle to face! 

"A woman’s weapons of mass destruction are indifference and confusion.”

I have to take the time to say how much I LOVED Franny!! Franny is married to Simon who is Nicholas's best friend. The way she took to Olivia and helped her out was endearing. She was sassy, fouled mouth and gave it to you straight, no chaser! I really hope we get to see more of her as the series goes on or maybe even a novella! 

"Because I didn’t have you there with me. I love you, Olivia. I don’t need a kingdom—if you’re beside me, I already have the whole world.”


If you're looking for a book that makes you smile and feel all giddy like a school girl, look no further. I loved everything about this book, the writing, the plot just everything. It had the perfect amount of romance, sex, funny times, and heart filled moments as well. Nothing was over the top which I really appreciated. The secondary characters were awesome and I felt like I was one of the bunch. This book left me with a huge smile on my face after reading. This was a fantastic start to a wonderful new series and I can't wait to get royally swept up again and again!! 

5 Book Corner Stars

*an arc was given for an honest review*

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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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