Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t…is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.
And a sacred promise keeps him there.
To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.
Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is theirs.
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“Kings are crowned. But queens…queens rise. They lift themselves from the depths of tragedy and heartbreak that always seems to follow them. They break the chains of society, and they soar through their triumphs and joys. They are forged by the burn of betrayl and they are shaped by the constant, cold clash of wills. Still they rise, and then…they reign.”
“Rumors are like a dent from a sledgehammer–you can repair it, but it will never be as before.”
“Because love is bloody awful, Chicken. And fantastic. A beautiful, horrible, messy thing. It will make you feel like you can fly one day and rip your guts out the next. It’s complicated.”
“You will never be lost. I will be with you always. The vows were wrong. When death comes, he can have my body…but my soul with stay with you, I swear it.”
Royally Yours is a beautiful, romantic story and is a wonderful addition to the Royally Series. While Royally Yours is a part of the Royally Series, it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.
Queen Lenora is a character I’ve wondered about for quite sometime and I loved getting to see where it all began, how her story would unfold. I was kept on the edge of my seat and taken for one heck of a ride. Queen Lenora’s story was anything but easy. She came to power at a young age and had many hurdles to overcome just because she was a woman. She was strong, fierce and independent. While those characteristics make for a good queen, she has certain expectations she must adhere to. Things that the queen doesn’t want to do, but isn’t left with much of a choice…..Edward was the kind of man that just wanted to be free. Free from duty. Free from title. He spent years trying to figure out what he was missing out of life. But, when tragedy strikes, he finds himself in the one place he thought he’d never return. A promise will keep him there and will turn his entire world upside down….
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn’t put this book down. I loved getting to know more about Lenora and seeing just how difficult is was for a woman to reign. I loved her strength and devotion. Her friendship with Thomas made my heart so happy and I loved how good they were for one another. And then there is sweet Edward. I loved his spirit and how devoted he was to his family. I loved that he took a chance on the queen. Their marriage may not have started out in the most conventional way. But, I loved seeing these two fall and navigate their way through what lies ahead. Their relationship was the stuff that dreams are made of. It was the sweetest, most swoon-worthy romance that just turned me into the biggest pile of goo. Not to mention, the chemistry between these two just burned up the pages.
Royally Yours was the perfect addition to this story and hit all the marks that I was looking for. I fell in love with these characters from the very first page and was totally swept up in their story.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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.